Sunday is the day to visit Amcorp Mall - the flea market is tremendous fun and provides a great excuse to visit BookXcess to buy a guilt free pile of books.
The shop boasts 100,000 titles ranging from fiction to children to self-help to business and prices are about 50-70% lowers than regular bookstores so the store's slogan Read More for Less! is entirely approriate.
Now the remaindered bookshop is celebrating its second anniversary this coming Sunday: 20 titles priced are going for only RM2 each, others are included in a Buy 2, Get 1 Free, and if you spend RM200 nett in a single receipt, you will be entitled to a RM20 cash voucher. BookXcess’s director Andrew Yap says :
We hope our anniversary promotions would entice the general public to pick up more books as we want people to shed their wariness to read the pages of a book.BookXcess has also launched its own book blog in conjunction with the celebrations with book-related news, book reviews by staff and invited guests, promotions, contests, freebies and more. You can also become a fan of BookXcess on Facebook.
I was there on Sunday with friends Rob and Elaine, and managed to pick up a good haul including Ian Rankin's short story collection A Good Hanging, Oliver Sacks Musicophilia : Tales of Music and The Brain, J.M. Ledgard's highly acclaimed first novel Giraffe, and the first (huge!) volume of Birds of the Thai-Malay Peninsula. It was also good to bump into other book-loving friends who haunt the place on Sunday ...