When I first came to Thailand, one thing I had to really get used to is the lack of reading paper books. There are many bookstores but few have a large selection of English print titles. Back home in the States, I had a fairly large library of technical booksâ€¦mostly Cisco Press and Sybex books on networking. My fiction reading was mostly quenched by going to a Barnes & Noble or Boarders book storeâ€¦or to the Chicago Public library off of State and Congress when I lived there.
Now I have just a handful of paper books and the bookstores/libraries here are limited as to any English language books. Fortunately, we live in a digital media age where most books can be found online either for free, for a fee per-book or through a book club membership where you can “checkout” virtual books for a monthly fee.