Now, I thought the poor girl'd taken leave of her senses. (Spelunking or whatever cavers do plays havoc with the brain cells, probably.) The words "Klang" and "books" just don't collocate. Ask Lydia who drives miles to Payless when she needs a fix.
But it seems that Liz was right. Books there are aplenty. And they're on board a ship!
Doulos is the world's oldest active ocean-going passenger ship, and was purchased by a Gute Bücher für Alle e.V. (Good Books for All), a private, non-profit, charitable organisation registered in Germany. Basically it serves as a floating bookfair, visiting port cities around the world, "supplying vital literary resources" to communities that don't usually have access to them. (Backward places like Klang).
It carries a stock of half a million books and 4,000 available titles which:
cover a wide range of subjects, such as science, sports, hobbies, cookery, the arts, economics and medicine ... The books have been carefully chosen to cater to interests of all ages, and keeping in mind the educational, social and moral needs of the local community. A large selection is devoted especially to children. Local language materials supplement the vast array of English books. The books are offered at a fraction of their retail value.For more information, browse the website. Doulos is in Port Klang until August 1st.
I might have to go suss this out!