June 19, 2010

Book Sale at Neilson Hays Library

The Neilson Hays Library is having a Used Books Sale on June 19th-20th (Saturday-Sunday) from 9.30am to 4.00pm - comprising lots of used secondhand books, old books, CD/DVDs and videos at great prices.

Located on Surawong Road in Silom, the Library is about 15 mins walk from Chong Nonsi BTS station or Sala Daeng BTS/MRT station. With more than 20,000 books, the Neilson Hays Library has probably the largest collection of English books in Bangkok, including a wide variety of fiction, non-fiction, magazines and newspapers. The library is open for membership and has approximately 600 members of all ages and many nationalities.

There are several annual membership categories and fees to suit different needs – as follows:

  • Family: 3,300 baht (or 2,400 baht for 6 months) entitled to 12 hardcovers at a time - including 4 books from "new" category
  • Adult (age 22+ years): 2,500 baht (or 1,900 baht for 6 months) entitled to 6 hardcovers at a time - including 2 books from "new" category
  • Senior (age 65+ years): 1,500 baht (or 1,200 baht for 6 months) entitled to 6 hardcovers at a time - including 2 books from "new" category
  • Child (age up to 12 years): 1,700 baht (or 1,200 baht for 6 months) entitled to 6 hardcovers - including 2 books from "new" category
The "new" category books refer to those that are less than 1 year old.
A one-off book deposit of 500 baht is required of new members.

A non-profit organisation, they depend for survival on membership subscriptions, fund-raising events and sponsorship. The library accepts donated books and also welcomes volunteers for helping in its management and activities. For more info, visit their site - http://www.wix.com/Neilsonhays/home