The long-awaited Popular BookFest is here once again! From June 9 to June 17, bookworms around Kuala Lumpur are able to enjoy the wonderful book sale and splurge on the books that they’ve been waiting to read. From YA novels, Chinese books, technology and even stationery, Popular BookFest has it all!
Unlike the previous years, I’ve had the opportunity to visit Popular Bookfest twice this year. The entrance fee was only RM2.50. It is free of charge for children 18 and under as well as for senior citizens aged 60 and above.
1. Bring your own bag
The more environmentally friendly option to shop. Plastic bags will be charged at 20 cents in order to encourage using our own bags. It is also more rewarding to know that you’re doing a part in helping the environment. You also won’t have to worry about the plastic bags breaking.
2. Visit the stationery section and electronics first
I’ve only done this this time around and I highly recommend it. Usually, I’d visit the books section first instead of the stationery and electronics section. By the time I’ve bought my books, I’ve already spent 2 hours in the convention centre, exhausted and aching to go back home. Lunging around the crowded stationery and electronics section with heavy bags of books isn’t the most ideal shopping condition, after all. I’ll definitely start my day by heading off to the stationery section first as it gets crowded during the afternoon.
HERE’S THE LOOT!
The School for Good and Evil set usual RM134.90, now RM79.90
The Girl With Seven Names usual RM59.90, rebate 20%
Aru Shah and the End of Time usual RM41.90, now RM29.90
Around the World in Eighty Days 25% rebate
Murder on the Orient Express usual RM 39.90, now RM 27.90
One of Us Is Lying RM46.95, 25% rebate
The Diary of A Young Girl usual RM55.90, now RM14.90
All that She Can See + On The Other Side usual RM42.90, 30% rebate
My TBR is growing week by week with me trying to get more indie authors’ books to review as well as my habit of buying books faster than I read them. Nonetheless, I am glad to have rekindled my love of reading. Cheers to more book reviews in the future. I’m sure a review of some of these books here will be out in the future. Till then!