8 Most Instagrammable Bookstores in Kuala Lumpur

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Kuala Lumpur is home to a diverse range of bookstores that offer an immersive and unique experience for book lovers. Among them, there are some that stand out for their Instagrammable interiors and attractive decor.

Whether you are an avid reader or just looking for a cool place to take some pictures, the bookstores in this list are sure to impress. From local to international stores, each of them has a different focus, with many of them offering a wide range of Chinese books.

But beyond the books, these bookstores also offer a great ambiance for community-driven events. Some people visit to buy books, some to read, while others come for the cafe or to take Instagram photos!

So, without further ado, let’s explore the 8 most Instagrammable bookstores in Kuala Lumpur.

 

BookXcess Rex KL

BookXcess Rex KL

BookXcess Rex KL is located in an iconic Art Deco building that was once a cinema. One of the unique features of BookXcess Rex KL is its emphasis on the visual arts. The store has a dedicated section for art and design books and regularly hosts art exhibitions, workshops, and talks by artists and designers.

Location: 2nd Floor, Rex KL, 80 Jalan Sultan, 50000 Kuala Lumpur.
Website: https://www.bookxcess.com/

BookXcess The Rooftop

BookXcess The Rooftop

Located at The Gardens Mall, BookXcess The Rooftop is spread over two levels, with plenty of natural light and comfortable seating areas for customers to browse and relax. The store also features a beautiful art installation, created by renowned Malaysian artist, Anne Samat, which adds to the store’s overall aesthetic appeal.

Location: Level 6, The Gardens Mall, Lingkaran Syed Putra, 59200 Mid Valley, Kuala Lumpur.
Website: https://www.bookxcess.com/

Citè Book Garden

Citè Book Garden

Focusing on sustainable living, Citè Book Garden is known for its unique and eco-friendly store design, its wide range of books, and its commitment to promoting local talent and engaging with the community. It is a must-visit destination for anyone interested in sustainable living, local art, and community engagement.

Location: 41, Jalan Radin Anum, Bandar Baru Sri Petaling, 57000 Kuala Lumpur.
Website: https://www.cite.com.my/

eslite Malaysia

eslite Malaysia

Eslite is a renowned Taiwanese bookstore chain known for its curated selection of books, art, and design products. Eslite bookstores are often described as cultural hubs that bring together people who are interested in literature, art, and creative thinking.

Location: The Starhill, Jalan Bukit Bintang, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur.
Website: https://www.eslite.com.my/

Lit Books

Lit Books

Lit Books is known for handpicking books based on their literary merit and their potential to spark meaningful conversations. Lit Books provides a welcoming atmosphere for customers with its beautiful store design and comfortable seating areas.

Location: P-1-11 Tropicana Avenue, 12, Persiaran Tropicana, 47410 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Website: https://litbooks.com.my/

Monalisa Book Store

Monalisa Book Store

Focusing on Chinese literature and culture, Monalisa Book Store offers an extensive collection of Chinese books, and its unique store design. It is a popular destination for Chinese-speaking readers in Kuala Lumpur who are looking for a diverse and comprehensive selection of Chinese literature.

Location: F-8-1, Pusat Perdagangan Bandar Bukit Jalil, Persiaran Jalil 1, 57000 Kuala Lumpur.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/monalisabookstores/

Monsoon Books

Monsoon Books

Monsoon Books is a publishing company that specializes in books on Southeast Asian culture, literature, and history. What’s special about Monsoon Books is that it provides a platform for both established and emerging writers to share their stories and perspectives on Southeast Asia with a wider audience.

Location: 1st Floor, 605, Jalan 17/12, Seksyen 17, 46400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Website: https://www.monsoon2016.com.tw/

Tsutaya Books Bukit Jalil

Tsutaya Books Bukit Jalil

Tsutaya Books is a Japanese bookstore chain that is known for its wide selection of books, music, movies, and other cultural products. The Bukit Jalil branch of Tsutaya Books is the first and only one in Malaysia, and it has a number of unique features that make it special.

Location: Lot 2.89.00, Level 2 Orange Zone, Pavilion Bukit Jalil, Persiaran Jalil Utama, Bandar Bukit Jalil, 57000 Kuala Lumpur.
Website: https://www.ccc-my.com/

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