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El Llama



Joined: 12 Jul 2004
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Location: The Big Durian

PostPosted: Tue Jul 13, 2004 9:05 am    Post subject: Bookless in Jakarta Reply with quote

Hi all,

Any ideas on where to buy supplementary materials in Jakarta? Local bookshops have a very limited selection and I'm pretty sure that amazon.com doesn't deliver to Indonesia. How can I stock those empty shelves?
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phis



Joined: 10 Mar 2003
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 13, 2004 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Amazon does deliver to Indonesia - both the American and the British sites. Also other educational bookstores in England, such as Waterstone's and others. Just run a google search for listings.

The big bookstore, with a Japanese name starting with 'K' (can't remember the full name), based in Singapore, will also send books. The publishers such as Cambridge University Press and Oxford will also send books from England. You have to shop around for the ones that offer the best postal rates as these can add quite a lot to your order.

Delivery times vary quite a lot, depending really on how much postage you are prepared to pay.

Hope this helps. By the way, there are educational bookstores in Jakarta. I know because we get a lot of our books from them. You may find a listing in the telephone directory.

Hope this helps.
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El Llama



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2004 10:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Phis,

Thanks for your help. As my boss is very careful with her money (to put it politely), the local educational bookstores sound like the best bet. Do you have any of their names for me?
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zpivat



Joined: 15 Jul 2004
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2004 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That big Japanese bookstore starting with a "k" which Phis mentioned, might it be Kinokuniya?
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phis



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 16, 2004 5:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The supplier we use most frequently is Kartika, tel. 021-4505382. I have no idea if they have a shop or if you have to order everything by phone. The have most of the current books and will get anything for you that they don't already have in stock.

And in answer to the following poster: Yes, that was the name of the Japanese bookstore.
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lyj898



Joined: 07 Aug 2004
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2004 5:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i heard of Kartika before.... but never been there not have i bought anything from there... do they sell textbooks for bio sciences.. those from mcgraw hill and prentice hall?
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