|Married to the Kindle|
So what do you do if you're here in the Kingdom and desperate to get a copy? The public library would be a natural place to find such books, but as far as I know, copies are still not available for loan. Eventually a few will end up there. Another option is to find a local friend who has a copy. If that didn't work, keep on reading.
The age-old method of asking an overseas friend to send the book by mail is always a viable option. And now, thanks to the Internet and credit cards, you can also order a copy from online vendors that ship books to Bhutan. For example Amazon.com, the US-based company, charges $4.99 per shipment and $4.99 per book (thus, shipping one book will cost you around $10, two books $15, three $20 etc). You'll need a credit card for payment.
A quicker, cheaper and environment-friendly option is to get the electronic version of the book - the e-book - if one is available. Amazon.com offers both Radio Shangri-La and Married to Bhutan for the Kindle, their e-book reader. The prices are a tad cheaper than the printed book, and you don't need to pay for shipping. Also, note that you don't really need a Kindle to read the book: Amazon provides free applications to read purchased e-books on the PC, Mac and some mobile devices.
Last but not least: Some e-books are available for loaning, or rather: e-loaning. This is a new feature that Amazon introduced recently. You can read about it here. I found out that the Kindle version of "Married to Bhutan" is available for loaning. ("Radio Shangri-La" has loaning disabled). I have a copy of "Married to Bhutan", and I recently e-loaned it to a friend in Bhutan - it seemed to work smoothly.