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About Us

Ganesha Bookshop was established in 1986 as a small family business by Ketut Yuliarsa and his wife Anita Scheeres. Ketut Yuliarsa is a well known writer and actor/musician in Bali and together with Anita had the desire to see a bookshop in Bali that would cater to the needs of all the avid readers, collectors and researchers who passed through Ubud, Bali. They began the bookshop with their own precious collection of books and traded as a second hand outlet. Over the years the shop grew extensively and now houses a vast second hand books section which includes antiquarian books on Bali and Indonesia. As the shop grew they added lots of new books on Indonesia in the areas of language, literature, cooking, arts and culture. We are conveniently located near the Ubud Post Office. We suggest you print out a copy of the map below and bring it with you on your trip to Bali.

In March 2012 Ganesha Bookshop opened in the seaside area of Sanur. Here we are situated on the main street at No 42, Jalan Danau Tamblingan, Sanur. We are delighted that in this store we have a special Children’s Corner with lots of cushions for children to drop in and read the special selection of books in both Indonesian and in English. This store also has a wide selection of secondhand books for sale – great for those lazy days on Sanur Beach! Also a range of new books on Indonesian language, art, craft, religion, music, culture and cooking. There is a small cabinet of antiquarian books on Bali and Indonesia, and a range of exotic gifts and cards.


We are conveniently located near the Ubud Post Office. We suggest you print out a copy of this map and bring it with you on your trip to Bali.

Ganesha Bookshop

Jalan Raya, Ubud, Bali - Indonesia
Tel : (62-361) 970320
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Ganesha in Sanur

Jalan Danau Tamblingan 42, Sanur. Bali
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Ketut Yuliarsa, owner of Ganesha Bookshop, Balinese Poet and observer of contemporary Balinese Society is available to entertain and inform your guests with 3 fascinating seminars. These seminars are of approximately 1 hour duration each and can be given during a Breakfast sitting, Morning or High Tea, or at an arranged time and place. Perhaps even in a garden setting within your Hotel grounds. US$10 per person. Minimum 6 people in a group. here to send us an email.

BALI: A Glimpse of the Past

This seminar will explore the source of Balinese religion and tradition: What is Balinese Hinduism and how did it develop on Bali? How is it that Bali is a Hindu island surrounded by predominantly Islamic islands? This seminar will also look at the formation of Balinese Cultural Identity through its tradition, arts and adat (customary law).


How does Bali move from a traditional agrarian community into a modern global economy? How do global changes and the implementation of modern ideas and technology, affect everyday life in the Balinese community? In this seminar we will explore the adaptability of the Balinese today.


How was Bali created as a Paradise Island? How did the demand for Paradise create a community that can adapt its cultural heritage to service the global Tourist industry? We will explore the ability of the Balinese to produce and reproduce every kind of handicraft as well as reproducing popular spiritualism.