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Cozy bookshop with excellent selection

One of the best bookshops I have visited in Asia (and I have visited many). The selection is... read more

Reviewed July 23, 2018
Singapore, Singapore
If you enjoy books - a must visit!

This bookshop was a lovely find as we just stumbled upon it. It's tucked away and around the Little... read more

Reviewed February 4, 2018
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23 Jul 2018
“Cozy bookshop with excellent selection”
4 Feb 2018
“If you enjoy books - a must visit!”
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
78 Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
+60 4-261 0282
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Reviewed July 23, 2018

One of the best bookshops I have visited in Asia (and I have visited many). The selection is extremely well curated and it is clear that emphasis is on quality over quantity. I especially appreciated the selection of books on Malaysia and Asia in general.

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Reviewed February 4, 2018

This bookshop was a lovely find as we just stumbled upon it. It's tucked away and around the Little India district. Has a very good selection of Malaysian history books. Books are in English and the general atmosphere is pleasant. A welcome cool room as...More

Thank Manickjg
Reviewed January 25, 2018

We have visited this Bookshop several times and each time we have found something we really just have to buy. There is a large selection of books to satisfy all tastes and the books on Penang and the Malay History are all worth browsing. You...More

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Reviewed December 3, 2017

beautiful Bach music greeted us when we entered this small but lovely bookshop. we spent some time just browsing and enjoying the music. ended up getting a pack of postcards and 4 books. this place has a wide selection of books - worth checking out....More

Thank renee6764
Reviewed March 21, 2017

It's not often that we run across an English language bookstore this fine and in such an unexpected place. As soon as we opened the door to this small shop, we knew we'd like it. I had come because I'd heard it had a great...More

1  Thank LongDrives
Reviewed March 2, 2016 via mobile

Knowledgeable staff and excellent selection of stock, both local interest and international. A hub for writers and readers.

2  Thank Zoodit
Reviewed February 10, 2016

Small, but full to the ceiling of interesting reading material. They have the best selection of books on Penang, Malaysia and the region available in George Town. Antiquarian and used books on Malaysia are also available, in addition to well selected English and Malay language...More

3  Thank djb798
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