Thursday, May 08, 2008

Bookstores

If you are camped out in Kuala Lumpur for a few days, chances are that you will be looking for books to buy and read within the comforts of your hotel room in the city.

Well, compared to other cities in the country, and even Singapore, Kuala Lumpur has the most number of book stores and chains operating individually or from within shopping complexes.

Most of the bookstores carry recent titles and you can be rest assured that if a book is released in the United Kingdom or the United States, you just might be able to get one here within days in our local bookstores.

There are also public libraries for you to browse around in airconditioned comfort, but to borrow, you may have to sign up as a member and membership can be free or paid at a nominal fee. So, if you are a book worm, don't worry. KL is a bookworm's paradise - the number of bookstores and libraries are mind boggling.

There are a few prominent large bookstores in the city. The first I would like to recommend is the Kinokuniya, located at the Kuala Lumpur City Centre. This is the biggest bookstore that I have known at the moment, covering two floors and even has a book cafe for you to have tea and cookies while browsing. The fact that it is located at a prominent complex makes Kinokuniya a busy place from 10am to 10pm daily.

Although the prices of books here are a bit on the high side, their range is amazing. Book sales are also held occasionally in the form of dumper bin offers. The service is good, and they even wrap books for you.

If you have known Borders, then you are in luck. There are two outlets in Kuala Lumpur - one in Berjaya Times Square and the other at The Curve in Mutiara Damansara. This is a relative new outfit but the range of titles they carry is quite impressive.

The next I am going to recommend is not a single bookstore but a chain, the Popular Books. Why it is popular is obvious - it caters to mostly academic and Chinese books and the range of books from China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

Not to be belittled is its range of magazines. Stationery of various types are also sold here, and Popular Books have a large collection of dainty daily desktop necessities. If you are seeking out a Popular Books outlet, the biggest and best equipped I think is at Ikano Power Centre in Mutiara Damansara. There is also one in Sungai Wang Plaza (3rd Floor), two in Chinatown which are buildings by themselves and one in One-Utama.

MPH Bookstores is also another place to check out. It is among the top bookstores in Kuala Lumpur and the most prominent one is at the Mid Valley Megamall. Another is located at the Bukit Bintang Plaza, which is probably one of the oldest MPH Bookstores in Kuala Lumpur.

Times Bookstores, now not as famous or as popular as they used to is available here in Kuala Lumpur. The only one I know is at the Kuala Lumpur City Centre. Quite big but the range is not as impressive as Kinokuniya.

There are smaller bookstores all around Kuala Lumpur which I cannot list here simply because there are too many of them. If you are looking at local academic books in English or Malay, try the Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman area from the junction of Jalan Dang Wangi (Campbell) and Jalan Tun Perak. There are plenty here and you can't miss them.

KINOKUNIYA BOOKSTORES AND LOCATION
4th Floor, Suria Klcc, Jln Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-2163 0279
Business Hours: 10am to 10pm



BORDERS BOOKSTORES OUTLETS AND LOCATIONS

Berjaya Times Square, Kuala Lumpur 55100
Tel: 03-21410288
The Curve, No. 6 Jalan PJU, Petaling Jaya, Selangor 47800
Tel: 03-7725 9303

POPULAR BOOKSTORES

POPULAR BOOKSTORES CHERAS LEISURE MALL
Taman Segar 6-1/2 Miles, Jln Cheras, 56100 KL
Tel: 03-91322435/437 / Fax: 03-91322443/91301906
Business Hours:
Mon - Fri : 11.00am - 9.30pm /Sat and Sun : 11.00am - 10.00pm

POPULAR BOOKSTORES JALAN HANG LEKIR
34 - 36, Jln Hang Lekir, 50000 KL
Tel: 03-20700687/689
Fax: 03-20317025
Business Hours:
Mon - Fri : 10.30am - 8.30pm/Sat and Sun : 10.00am - 8.30pm

POPULAR BOOKSTORES KOMPLEKS MUTIARA
Lot 2.01, 2nd Floor, Kompleks Mutiara, 568, Batu 3 1/2 Jalan Ipoh, 51200 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-62504426/4427/4973 / Fax: 03-62504434
Business Hours:
Mon - Fri : 11.30am - 9.30pm / Sat and Sun : 11.00am - 10.00pm

POPULAR BOOKSTORES SUNGEI WANG PLAZA
Lot G012 -G015 and F007 -F015, Gr and 1st Floor, Sungei Wang Plaza, Jln Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 21458848 / Fax: 21458500
Business Hours:
Mon - Sun : 11.00am - 9.00pm

POPULAR BOOKSTORES METRO PRIMA SHOPPING CENTER
Lot F11, 1st Floor, Metro Prima Shopping Center, Jalan Metro Prima, 52100 Kepong, Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-62583673 / Fax: 03-62587245
Business Hours:
Mon - Sun : 10.00am - 11.00pm

POPULAR BOOKSTORES 1 UTAMA SHOPPING CENTRE
Lot S32,S33,S34, 1 Utama Shopping Centre, Lebuh Bandar Utama, 47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Tel: 7727 9185/9085 / Fax: 03 รข€“ 77279241
Business Hours:
Sun-Thur: 10.00 am - 10.30pm / Fri-Sat,Pub: 10.00am -11.00pm

POPULAR BOOKSTORES BANGUNAN LEE RUBBER
Ground and 1st Floor, Bangunan Lee Rubber, No.145, Jalan Tun HS Lee, 50000 Kuala Lumpur
Tel:03-2078 1953/6159/2196 / Fax: 03-20722955
Business Hours:
Mon - Fri : 10.30am - 8.30pm / Sat and Sun : 10.00am - 8.30pm

POPULAR BOOKSTORES IOI MALL
Batu 9, Jln Puchong, Bandar Puchong Jaya, 47100 Puchong
Tel: 03-58820263/ 236 / Fax: 03-58820260
Business Hours:
Mon - Fri : 11.30am - 9.30pm
Sat and Sun : 11.00am - 10.00pm

POPULAR BOOKSTORES THE SUMMIT SUBANG USJ
Lot F1-136B, 1st Floor, The Summit Subang USJ, Persiaran Kewajipan, USJ 1,
47600 UEP Subang Jaya
Tel:03-80243588/6454/80235273 / Fax:03-80244588/1658
Business Hours:
Mon-Fri: 11:00am - 9:30pm / Sat,Sun,Pub: 10:30am - 9:30pm

MPH BOOKSTORES AND LOCATIONS

ALAMANDA PUTRAJAYA
LG22-23, Lower Ground Floor, Alamanda Putrajaya Shopping Centre, Precinct 1,
62000 Putrajaya.
Tel: 03-03-8889 2601 / Fax: 03-03-8889 2602
Business Hours: 10.00am - 10.00pm

MPH BOOKSTORES ALPHA ANGLE WANGSA MAJU
F 11-12, 1st Floor, Alpha Angle Shopping Centre, Jalan R1, Section 1, Bandar Baru Wangsa Maju, 53300 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-4142 1246 / Fax: 03-4142 1245
Business Hours: 10.00am - 10.00pm

MPH BOOKSTORES BAKTI SITI HASMAH
Unit G6, Blok B, Bangunan Bakti Siti Hasmah, No.6, Changkat Abang Haji Openg,
Taman Tun Dr Ismail,60000 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-7724 2913 / Fax: 03-7724 2912
Business Hours: 8.00am - 8.00pm

MPH BOOKSTORES BANGSAR BARU
No 2, Jalan Telawi 2, Bangsar Baru, 59100 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-2282 7300 / Fax: 03-2282 7293
Business Hours: 10.00 am - 10.00 pm

MPH BOOKSTORES BANGSAR VILLAGE
Lot F7, 1st Floor, Bangsar Village Shopping Centre, No. 1, Jalan Telawi 1, Bangsar Baru, 59100 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-2283 1098 Fax: 03-2283 1097
Business Hours: 10.00 am - 10.00 pm

MPH BOOKSTORES BB PLAZA
GF002, Ground Floor, BB Plaza, Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-2142 8231 / Fax: 03-2142 9729
Business Hours:
10.30 am - 9.30 pm (Sun - Thur) / 10.30 am - 10.00 pm (Fri and Sat)

MPH BOOKSTORES GREAT EASTERN MALL
Lots 5 and 6, Level 1, Great Eastern Mall, No. 303, Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-4253 4835 / Fax: 03-4253 4204
Business Hours:
10.00 am - 9.00 pm (Monday - Thursday) / 10.00 am- 10.00pm (Fri - Sun and public holidays)

MPH BOOKSTORES KL CITY AIR TERMINAL
Unit 24, Departure Hall, Level 1, KL City Air Terminal, KL Sentral Station,
50470 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-2273 0560 / Fax: 03-2273 0569
Business Hours: 9.00 am - 9.00 pm

MPH BOOKSTORES MID VALLEY
Unit JA1, Ground Floor, Mid Valley Megamall, Mid Valley City, 58000 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-2938 3800 / Fax: 03-2938 3811
Business Hours: 10.00 am - 10.00 pm

MPH BOOKSTORES TAMAN MALURI
F1 and F2, 1st Floor, Jusco Taman Maluri Shopping Centre, Jalan Jejaka, Taman Maluri, Cheras, 55100 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-9285 1317 / Fax: 03-9285 1069
Business Hours: 10.30 am - 10.30 pm

MPH BOOKSTORES SUNWAY PYRAMID
LL2.05, Lower Level 2, Sunway Pyramid, 3 Jalan PJS 11/15, Bandar Sunway,
46150 Petaling Jaya.
Tel: 03-7492 5805 / Fax: 03-7492 5806
Business Hours: 10.00 am - 10.00 pm

MPH BOOKSTORES THE SUMMIT
LG50A, LG56 and LG 57, Lower Ground Floor, The Summit, Subang USJ, Persiaran Kewajipan, USJ1, 47600 UEP Subang Jaya.
Tel: 03-8024 2261 / Fax: 03-8024 1442
Business Hours: 10.00 am - 10.00 pm

MPH BOOKSTORES SUBANG PARADE
G 26A(1),G26B-CandG26D(1), Ground Floor, Subang Parade, No 5, Jalan SS16/1,
Subang Jaya, 47500 Petaling Jaya.
Tel: 03-5633 9079 / Fax: 03-5637 9729
Business Hours: 10.00 am - 10.00 pm

GIANT STADIUM SHAH ALAM
Lot A22-A24, Giant Hypermarket Stadium Shah Alam, Lot 2, Jalan Persiaran Sukan, Seksyen 13, 40100 Shah Alam.
Tel: 03-5511 8978 / Fax: 03-5511 8976
Business Hours: 9.30 am - 10.00 pm

MPH BOOKSTORES BUKIT RAJA
F38, 1st Floor, Bukit Raja Shopping Centre, Persiaran Bukit Raja 2, Bandar Baru Klang, 41150 Klang.
Tel: 03-3342 8580 / Fax: 03-3343 1345
Business Hours: 10.30 am - 10.30 pm

MPH BOOKSTORES TESCO KLANG
Lot 6A 1st Floor Tesco Klang, No 3, Jalan Batu Nilam, 6/KS6, Bandar Bukit Tinggi, 41200 Klang
Tel: 03-3324 2650 / Fax: 03-3324 8071
Business Hours: 9.30 am - 10.30 pm

MPH MEGASTORE, 1 UTAMA
F319 and S319, 1st and 2nd Floor, 1 Utama Shopping Centre, No 1, Lebuh Bandar Utama, Bandar Utama, 47800 Petaling Jaya
Tel: 03-7726 9003 / Fax: 03-7725 9003
Business Hours: 10.00 am - 10.00 pm

MPH BOOKSTORES THE CURVE
Lot 147A, 1st Floor, The Curve, No. 6, Jalan PJU 7/3, Mutiara Damansara, 47800 Petaling Jaya
Tel: 03-7725 6353 / Fax: 03-7725 1726
Business Hours: 10.00 am - 10.00 pm

MPH BOOKSTORES SHAH ALAM CITY CENTRE
Lot 1F-07 and 1F-08, 1st Floor, SACC Mall, Precinct 1.1 and Precinct 1.2, Jln Perbadanan 14/9, Seksyen 14, 40000 Shah Alam
Tel: 03-5513 9677 / Fax: 03-5513 0776
Business Hours: 10.00 am - 10.00 pm

1 comment:

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