Gerakbudaya Bookshop is the best independent bookshop in the historic city of George Town. Our selection of over 3,000 titles in stock ranges from books about Penang to history, current affairs and politics, not forgetting a large display of contemporary fiction and the arts. In addition to English-language books you will also find plenty to choose from in Malay and some Chinese-language titles. And then there is the unparalleled collection of secondhand and rare books curated by The Penang Bookshelf.
If you can’t find what you’re looking for we can order it online from a choice of thousands of titles, with prompt delivery ensured.
Whether you are based locally, visiting the area on holiday or just passing through, there are lots of reasons to drop in. And if you aren’t able to visit us in person, we hope our website and online bookshop will give you a flavour of what makes Gerakbudaya Bookshop unique.
Around Gerakbudaya Bookshop
We are located on Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling (formerly Pitt Street), right in the heart of George Town’s world heritage site, close to many fine historic buildings. You can find the bookshop easily by bicycle, car or on foot. The bookshop is directly opposite the Sri Mahamariamman temple, and down the road from the Kapitan Keling mosque, Goddess of Mercy (Kuan Yin) temple and St George’s church – a true ‘street of harmony’. We are also a stone’s throw away from the bustling streets of Little India, the hawker stalls and cafes of Chulia Street, and the creative enclave of Armenian Street with its galleries and museums. The major transport hubs of the Jetty and Komtar are also nearby.
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Tel: +60 (0) 4 261 0282
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday 11.00am—8.00pm