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Orchid Books


Christopher James Frape

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+66 2 931-7779

2, Soi Lat Phrao Wang Hin 26 Lat Phrao Wang Hin Road, , Bangkok, , 10230, Thailand

More about this bookseller

Orchid Books specializes in the sourcing and sale of books on Asian arts, cultures, history & languages, Asian indigenous books, Asian religions, particularly Buddhism, China Trade books & manuscripts, new & antiquarian books & maps, North- & Southeast Asia, Himalayas. We also buy collections and exceptional individual items in our areas of interest.

***NB - DURING THE CURRENT PANDEMIC OUR THAILAND OFFICE IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED, OUR LIST IS VERY ABBREVIATED AND ALL SHIPMENTS WILL BE FROM CANADA*** We specialise in BOOKS ON ASIA. Bangkok's first bookshop dedicated only to recent, out-of-print and rare books on the arts, cultures, religions, languages, histories, politics and personalities of the world's most dynamic region. (We are also the sister company of Orchid Press, a long established publishing house focussed on English language books on Asian cultural topics.) Orchid Books is a member of the Independent Online Booksellers Association (IOBA). While our popular Silom Complex shop has been closed for some years due to the closure of the building in which it was located, we continue to serve our customers' needs via the Internet, on the site as well as our own website and other online outlets.

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Terms of Sale

Orchid Books strives for and guarantees 100% customer satisfaction. We take great care to describe accurately the bibliographic details, condition and authenticity of what we sell. In the unlikely event that there has been an error in any of these areas, we will be happy to provide a full refund of the cost of purchase on return of the item. Please see below for further details of sales policies, including our return policy.

All prices are net, FOB Bangkok, Thailand or Hong Kong.
Prepayment is required except for bona fide institutional buyers.
PayPal remittance (or credit card payment via PayPal) is the preferred payment method. However, for larger purchases, we reserve the right to request payment only by bank transfer for first purchase by new customers.
We do accept personal cheques and drafts, providing the purchase is above $200, but books will only ship following cheque/draft clearance. (We will accept cheques and drafts for smaller purchases only if drawn on a Hong Kong bank.) If payment method selected is either bank/wire transfer or cheque, bank charges at both ends of the transaction are to the account of the buyer.

Orders usually ship within 2 business days (PLEASE READ FURTHER BELOW ON DELIVERY TIMES). Overseas postage options include Surface or SAL (for books less than $200), Air, Speedpost or commercial courier service. We regret that we are not able to ship books or multiple-book orders valued at $200 or more by surface post.

Please note that Thai Post does not offer surface mail service to some Asian and Middle Eastern destinations, such as (but not limited to) China (PRC), Indonesia, Japan, Korea (ROK), Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan (ROC), UAE. On receipt of orders to ship to these countries we will send by next least expensive method (usually SAL) and may have to contact you for additional shipping costs if required.

Orchid Press GUARANTEES prompt packing and shipment of your order following order processing. Most orders are dispatched by latest the day following your order acceptance and many will depart the very same day. Orchid Press CANNOT GUARANTEE the time it will take the postal system to transport your order to your destination address. Increasingly frequently, due to political and other global conditions, delivery times are stretching beyond the 25-45 working day (surface) or 8-14 working day (airmail) estimates that the ABE site quotes. Our delivery completion record is near 100%—that is, we virtually NEVER lose a parcel that we have dispatched. We ask you to please be patient with the current postal situation which is beyond the influence or control of all of us.

Orchid Books accepts returns of any purchase for full refund of the purchase price. Books must be returned within 14 days of customer’s receipt and must be in the same condition as when shipped by Orchid Books. If the item is not as described in our Website description or any pre-purchase correspondence, Orchid Books will also provide a full refund the of customer’s cost of return postage.

Prior to or at the time of return postage, please advise us by Email of your wish to return the item. Please ensure that the return parcel is registered, and, if an expensive item, preferably fully insured. Orchid Books cannot refund any returns that are lost in the post and thus not received back by us, or that are received in damaged condition.

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