Outdoor,photography,coffee, nature, food and culture lover; seeker of life's simple pleasures.
Published May 17th 2015
The village of Ubud is Bali's gift from the gods to the creative, artistic and curious souls who travel to this part of the world. But even amongst Ubud's vibrant markets, intense art and strong coffee, one can feel overwhelmed and the need for a magical door into a quiet, peaceful and home-like universe becomes vital.
So, in order to save you from buying the 11th batik textile or negotiating freight prices on a wooden sculpture, the gods created "Ganesha Bookshop"- a medium size building with a perfect balance of used and new books, small crafts and locally made beauty products you can fit anywhere and of course great charity programs you can be a part of!
Everything in this shop is reasonably priced, but of course if you dig deep in their shelves you might find a true bargain (I found a great memoir book for only $2 AUD and also bought a delicious cocoa butter lip balm for around $4 AUD).
Ganesha bookshop has several fundraising programs run by both Balinese and international volunteers in order to help educate children and make reading material more accessible to rural areas. The shop takes book donations from travellers and distributes them around villages or schools in need. If you are reading this before you go to Bali and want to contribute towards a great cause, pack a case with used books in good condition or contact Ganesha bookshop for more information on how to become one of their volunteers and help Balinese children's learning.