at first glance, bangkok's retail scene doesn't seem to comprise any appealing diversity for those with niche interests. it takes in-depth knowledge of the city, and dare we say navigation skills, to discover its many hidden gems. and one which falls into that category is ceo books, a quirky little establishment tucked away in the labyrinthine sukhumvit maze. set up by thai graphic designer chris grisana, it's a specialised art book shop and meeting space for kindred creative spirits. ceo books carries a wide selection of homegrown and international indie magazines and books from, all with the aim to showcase these to local art + design practitioners and aficionados. but even as a farang creative, you're likely to pick up a few pointers - if not a purchase or two - when you drop by. location: all(zone) building, 120/7-8 sukhumvit soi 49, second floor [sukhumvit].