Friday, September 21, 2007
A rainy sunday at the Dasa Book Cafe.
This past Sunday morning was gray and rainy, the perfect weather for browsing among used paperbacks at the cozy Dasa Book Cafe. Most used bookstores that I've seen in Bangkok seem aimed solely at tourists, with stacks of Lonely Planet and dog-eared copies of The Beach. But Dasa has a comfortable, neighborhood bookshop atmosphere, a warm interior and piles and piles of books in topics ranging from fiction to history, to gay and lesbian, to chick-lit. After browsing for an hour, I picked up two books: The Souls of Black Folks by WEB DuBois, and The 100 Secret Senses by Amy Tan. Since it was still drizzling outside, I paged through them while sipping a creamy Thai Iced Tea in the cafe.