Books & Beyond

Books & Beyond formerly known as Times Bookstore has 4 stores in Bali. Find a good assortment of the most popular books. Take a look at the areas further down to see if one of their stores is close to you.

Periplus Bookshop

PERIPLUS was founded in 1985 to provide high-quality imported books and magazines to readers in Indonesia. In Bali you will find 10 Periplus bookstores at strategic shopping areas including airports and malls, listed further down according to the district they are located in.

Toko Buku Garuda Wisnu

So far this is the oldest bookshop in Denpasar town. Good place to buy office supplies and students' needs.

Ganesha Bookshop Ubud

Ganesha Bookshop was established in 1986 as a small family business by Ketut Yuliarsa and his wife Anita, and has been in continuous operation since that time. With a passion for books and a passion for Indonesia, they are specialized in books about Indonesia - NEW, USED, RARE, and OUT-OF-PRINT. In addition to the book business they founded a Literacy Project called BOOKS FOR BALI PROJECT.

Find a comprehensive list of bookstores in different Balinese cities at the end of this article.


Secondhand Bookstores

If you are not necessarily in need of a new book, find some treasures of literature in one of the following second hand book stores: Bayu Book Shop (Kuta), Malia Book Shop (Sanur), Nawra Book Shop (Legian). Find their addresses as follows:

Nawra Book Shop

Address    :     Jl. Sahadewa No.11, Legian, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361
Phone       :     0813  5352-6772

Malia Book Shop

Address    :    Jl. Danau Tamblingan No.28A, Sanur, Kec. Denpasar Sel., Kota Denpasar, Bali 80228
Phone       :    0831  1961-8922

Bayu Book Shop

Address    :    Jl. Poppies II, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361
Phone       :    0813  3734-5831


Bali Bookshops for Children

Numerous studies have shown that strong oral language skills are the basis for literacy development. When children learn to read at an early age, they have greater general knowledge, expand their vocabulary, and become more fluent readers. If you can’t find what you are looking for in the Bookstores mentioned before, here are some with a beautiful assortment of children's books for all ages.

Spellbound Toys & Books

Spellbound is located in Kerobokan and Berawa to serve daily needs of your children. You can expect a beautiful assortment of good quality toys and books.

Spellbound Seminyak

Address     :     Jl. Raya Kerobokan No.69, Kerobokan Kelod, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361
Phone        :     0878  6019-8869

Spellbound Canggu Berawa

Address     :     no Jl. Raya Semat No.99x, Tibubeneng, North Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali 80361
Phone        :     0361  734822



Toko Buku Gramedia is an Indonesian bookstore retailer with 3 shops in Bali:


Address     :     Lt. 3 Level Twenty One Mall, Jl. Teuku Umar No.1, Dauh Puri Klod, Kota Denpasar, Bali 80114
Phone        :     0361  3352117

GRAMEDIA - Matahari Duta Plaza

Address     :     Matahari Duta Plaza, Jl. Dewi Sartika No.4G, Dauh Puri Klod, Kota Denpasar, Bali 80232
Phone        :     0361  221026

Gramedia Mall Bali Galeria

Address     :     Mal Galeria Blok D Lt. 2, Jalan By Pass I Ngurah Rai, , Jimbaran, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361
Phone        :     0361 758072



WH Smith Mall Bali Galleria

Address    :     Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai No.5, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361
Phone       :     0361  8465436

ELC - Early Learning Centre Beachwalk Bali

One-stop shop toy store with a comprehensive range of fun & educational toys, books, and games for 0-14 Yrs Boys & Girls.

Address    :     Jl. Pantai Kuta, Kuta, Kota Denpasar, Bali 80361
Phone       :     0361  8464952


Bali’s Public Libraries

If you are able to read & understand Bahasa Indonesia or just interested in local Indonesian literature the public libraries are another option. It may not be possible to lend a book without Indonesian citizenship or residency but you can stroll and have a glimpse at the spot.

Pondok Pekak Library & Learning Centre

Address     :    Jl. Monkey Forest, sebelah Timur Lapangan Ubud, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571                                                                          

Phone        :    0361  976194


Archive and Library Office of Bali Province

Address     :    Jalan DI. Panjaitan No.4, Panjer, Kec. Denpasar Sel., Kota Denpasar, Bali 80114

Badan Perpustakaan dan Arsip Pemerintah Provinsi Bali

Address     :     Niti Mandala, JL. D.I Jl. Panjaitan No.4, Panjer, Kec. Denpasar Sel., Kota Denpasar, Bali 80234
Phone        :     0361  223201

Perpustakaan Universitas Udayana
Address     :     Kampus Bukit Jimbaran, Kuta Selatan, Jimbaran, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361
Phone        :     0361 702772

Especially in times of Corona reading books improves your mental and physical health and makes you feel less stressful. Studies have also proved that the person who reads tends to stay calm and relaxed in positive as well as stressful situations. So make reading a good book to your daily habit and stay safe.


Where to buy books in Bali?

Below you find a selection of bookstores around Bali. Check out which ones are in your area.

Bookshops in Kuta

Books & Beyond Lippo Mall

Address     :     Lippo Mall Kuta, Ground Floor no. 73, Jalan Kartika Plaza – Kuta, Denpasar - Bali
Phone        :     0361  8978075

Books & Beyond Kuta Beach Walk

Address     :     Kuta Beach Walk , L2#A-21, Jalan Pantai Kuta - Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361
Phone        :     0361  8465 618

Books & Beyond Lippo Plaza

Address     :     Lippo Plaza Sunset, Jl. Sunset Road, Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali 80361
Phone        :     0361 768503

Periplus Discovery Shopping Mall

Address     :     Discovery Shopping Mall 1st Floor, Jl. Kartika Plaza, Kuta
Phone        :     0877 8286 6032

Bookshops at Bali Airport

Periplus Ngurah Rai Airport International Airside / Shopping Area

Address     :     Jl. Airport Ngurah Rai, Badung, Tuban
Phone        :     0877 8286 6040

Periplus Ngurah Rai Airport International Landside / Lobby Area

Address     :     Jl. Airport Ngurah Rai, Badung, Tuban
Phone        :     0877 8286 6039


Bookshops in Canggu / Kuta Utara

Books & Beyond Canggu Berawa

Address     :     Tamora Gallery, Jl. Pantai Berawa No.99, Tibubeneng,Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali

Baliplus Magazine

Address     :     Puri Aseman, Banjar Aseman Kawan, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361
Phone        :     0361  9065014

Bookshops in Seminyak

Periplus Seminyak Square

Address     :     Jl. Kayu Aya No.1, Banjar Taman, Seminyak, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361
Phone        :     0877 82866036

Periplus Bintang Seminyak

Address     :     Jl. Raya Seminyak No.17, Kuta
Phone        :     0877 8464 4634


Bookshops in Sanur

Periplus Hardy's Sanur

Address     :     Hardy's Supermarket, Jl. Danau Tamblingan 136, Sanur
Phone        :     0877 8286 6034

Bookshops in Denpasar

Toko Buku Garuda Wisnu

Address     :     Jl. Teuku Umar No.100, Pemecutan Klod, Kec. Denpasar Bar., Kota Denpasar, Bali 80113
Phone        :     0361  238010


Bookshops in Ubud

Periplus Monkey Forest Ubud

Address     :     Jl. Raya Monkey Forest, Ubud
Phone        :     0877 8286 6086

Periplus Ubud Market

Address     :     Jl. Raya Ubud Lingkungan Padangtegal Kaja Kel. Ubud Kec Ubud Kab Gianyar
Phone        :     0877 8324560

Periplus Tino Ubud

Address     :     Jl Raya Ubud No. 23 (Opposite to Lotus Restaurant), Ubud
Phone        :     0877 8286 6087

Ganesha Bookshop Ubud

Address     :     Jalan Raya Ubud, Ubud, Bali – Indonesia
Phone        :     0361  970320


Bookshops in Nusa Dua

Periplus Bali Collection

Address     :     Kompleks Bali Collection Nusa Dua Blok A12 No 4, Nusa Dua
Phone        :     0877 8286 6037