Pasar Senen: Hunting Your Valuable Treasures

Books to some peoples just like a treasure to hunt. Some are enjoy hunting books specially the rare ones in a special market. Many people who enjoy reading books would rather go to bookstores at malls, and sometimes finding rare books with reasonable price could be very challenging. For book lovers, visiting to a local bookstores is a must, but sometimes we can’t find some particular rare books that we love there. And that’s why as a book lovers, we should visit to some booksellers who sell rare books or second-hand books.

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In Jakarta, Pasar Senen or Senen Market is a well-known place to find rare books and second-hand books, the booksellers in here were relocated from Kwitang, most of the booksellers are also a book lovers and collectors, so they’re share the same passion for books like their customers, only the difference that they turn their hobby into a business. The booksellers, off course, sell rare books, second-hand books and magazines, and also some famous and original books – like those in the local bookstores.

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Located at the fourth level of the building, it’s very easy to find those booksellers in Pasar Senen, especially they’re all gathered in the same level of this building, the booksellers are very kind to help you find books that you’re looking for, just tell them the name of the book or the authors, and they will help you find those books.

Some useful tips when dealing with booksellers :

  • always check the books, some second-hand books could come in a very bad condition, but on the other hand, if lucky, we can find a second-hand book in a very good condition, and the booksellers would happy to let you check the books first before you buy them.
  • bargain the price, it’s very common to bargain the price of the books with the booksellers, and off course, if you buy more books, the booksellers would give you a special discount.

So if you’re looking for a rare books that you’ve been dreaming of – with very reasonable price, maybe a visit to Proyek Pasar Senen could make your dream come true – to find books that you love.

How to get here (see the route map):

From Juanda/Gondangdia/Cikini go to platform 2 and take the Blue Line heading to Bekasi and stop at Jatinegara station and go to platform 4/5 to take the Yellow Line heading to Depok/Bogor and stop at Pasar Senen Station and take a 3 minutes walks to the south

From Tanah Abang go to platform 3 and take the Yellow Line heading to Depok/Bogor and stop at Manggarai Station. Go to  platform 4 take the Blue Line heading to Bekasi and stop at Jatinegara station and go to platform 4/5 to take the Yellow Line heading to Depok/Bogor and stop at Pasar Senen Station and take a 3 minutes walks to the south

From Sudirman go to platform 2 and take the Yellow Line heading to Depok/Bogor and stop at Manggarai Station. Go to  platform 4 take the Blue Line heading to Bekasi and stop at Jatinegara station and go to platform 4/5 to take the Yellow Line heading to Depok/Bogor and stop at Pasar Senen Station and take a 3 minutes walks to the south

See the link map or the map below

Pasar Senen Map

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