Welcome to Gerakbudaya Bookshop

We are passionate about the books that matter




Free shipping to Malaysia

We are pleased to inform you that we have waived all postal charges for books ordered online via the website – your books

will be delivered as soon as our carriers are able to do so and with no shipping charges.




The bookshops are reopening on Saturday 20 February 2021, with the following business hours: 11.00am-6.00pm


We will be following the health and safety protocols for all visitors:
taking body temperatures with a contactless thermometer;
providing masks for those who need them and hand sanitiser;
recording contact details to help with tracing.


Thank you for your patience during these extraordinary times. We look forward to seeing you again very soon.




Opened in 2014 and 2018, and located in the heart of George Town’s world heritage site, the two Gerakbudaya Bookshops
are an essential part of the city’s cultural life. The name of the bookshop is well chosen. In the Malay language, gerak
denotes move while budaya means culture. We hope our presence helps stimulate fresh, radical ideas and new forms of
cultural engagement in Penang and beyond.


Gerakbudaya Bookshop is a place for people who love books to meet, talk and, of course, browse. Visit us any time.

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