Tsutaya Books, Pavilion Bukit Jalil: Every Bibliophile’s Dream

Tsutaya Books, Pavilion Bukit Jalil: Every Bibliophile’s Dream

Japan’s largest bookstore chain has opened it’s first store in Southeast Asia. Located in a single-story building that covers 31,000 square feet, Tsutaya carries more than 240,000 carefully selected books, stationery, and more. (Courtesy of Tsutaya Books.)

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Although many have moved on or succumbed to the allure of online reading and e-books, true book worms continue to delve deeply into the magic of literally turning pages. So, for all you bookworms out there, the new Tsutaya Books opening in Pavilion Bukit Jalil will be a dream come true for you.

With over 240,000 books, art, and design, enter the wondrous shelves of Japan’s largest bookstore chain for yourself right here in the Klang Valley. the first outlet in Southeast Asia, Tsutaya Books in Pavilion Bukit Jalil spans 31,000 sq ft and is geared at creating an immersive experience for everybody.

The bookshop, which opened on 7 July, is the first of its kind in Malaysia and Southeast Asia, offering visitors not only a wide selection of curated titles, but also an art gallery featuring original works of art and mini exhibitions.

With over 20,000 children’s books in English, Japanese, Bahasa Malaysia, and Traditional and Simplified Chinese, Tsutaya Books boasts the largest range of edutainment for children of any bookstore in Malaysia. Just look at the treehouse-inspired Learning Room, where children can sit with their parents and be read to or play with toys to foster cognitive development and bonding. It’s going to be a hit with the kids!

The bookstore’s in-house café, fashioned after the popular and common ‘share lounge’ in Japan, offers customers a place to sit and work while enjoying freshly-brewed coffee, Kyoto matcha, and handmade sweets like Dorayaki and Fruit Parfait, to name a few.

As part of the launch, visitors who spend RM500 or more on a single transaction will receive a handcrafted paper-cutting piece of art created by Han the Craftsman (while stocks last). So hurry and get yours!

As an added bonus, every book purchased will come with a bookmark designed by Humana, a featured local artist for the current month. The bookstore also offers a limited-edition eco-friendly tote bag with the purchase of any book.

Hours: Open daily from 10am to 10pm
Address: Lot 2.89.00, Level 2 (Orange Zone), Pavilion Bukit Jalil

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