Good Reads Dirt Cheap: Massive Sale of 2 Million English Books

BANGKOK — Wander through piles of two million books for heavily discounted reads from Mario Puzo’s “The Godfather” to Seth Grahame-Smith’s “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.”

The Big Bad Wolf Book Sale, a regional sale that started in Malaysia, comes to Thailand for the first time next month with loads of English-language books discounted 60 percent to 80 percent, with most novels sold for 150 baht or less.

Love Hello Kitty? Never got around to reading those Michael Jackson and Steve Jobs biographies? Giant heaps of printed materials and more in a wide range of categories will be sold, from encyclopedias and unusual cookbooks to The Hunger Games box sets.

Don’t expect the latest publications, as most of the books qualify as “recent” at best.


Admission is free. All books are in English. Check out the selection online.


The first warehouse book sale was held in 2009 at Malaysia’s Selangor. It then spread across Malaysia and into Indonesia.

The Big Bad Wolf Book Sale runs Aug. 12 through Aug. 21 at Impact Convention Center’s Hall 9. The book fair will be open 10am to 10pm on Monday through Thursday, followed by a marathon 60-hour session from 10am on Friday to 10pm on Sunday.