BookFest 2023 in KLCC

Books are an incredible source of knowledge that allows us to expand our understanding of the world. If you’re looking for books with slashed prices for yourself or the little ones, consider a visit to BookFest by POPULAR bookstore, which takes place between 3rd and 11th June 2023 at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC).

Occupying a total of five exhibition halls, and hosting colouring competitions and craft workshops, the largest trilingual book fest in Malaysia might be the right place to visit to stock up on school supplies and books with up to 80% discounts

Up to 80% off books, stationery and more

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After a three-year hiatus, POPULAR’s BookFest is set to take place between 3rd-11th June at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. This year’s theme, Reunite And Excite, invites visitors of all ages to explore the joy of reading. 

Whether you’re a gadget head or a bibliophile, there’s something for everyone at year’s BookFest – which happens to be Malaysia’s largest trilingual book exposition. The event will be hosted in a massive 100,000 square-foot space, where you can browse books, stationery, and more at a discounted price.

CDs and DVDs section - BookFest in KLCC
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There will be a total of five halls featuring exhibitors from countries such as Hong Kong and Canada. Hall 1, for starters, will feature Chinese-language reading materials, CDs, and DVDs, while Hall 2 has collectible figurines, games, anime merchandise, and DVDs with up to 25% off.

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Meanwhile, Hall 4 is where you’ll find stationery supplies and tech gadgets from as low as RM1.70 from 3rd till 5th June. Head on over to Hall 5 to browse through a slew of English, Malay, and Chinese books with 20% off all titles.

POPULAR Bookfest 2023 KLCC - fiction books
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Other exciting deals you can look forward to at this year’s BookFest include Weekday Specials, between 6th to 9th June, with 350 products, including books, gadgets, and stationery, with up to 80% discounts.

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A plethora of competitions and workshops for children 

author-session - BookFest in KLCC
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Besides discovering an array of books from various genres, the little ones can also join fun activities such as author-sharing sessions with renowned Chinese authors such as Fong Yee Leong and Cheryl Lee.

colouring competition - BookFest in KLCC
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The kiddos can also participate in the Children’s Colouring Competition, where winners will be taking home prizes sponsored by Faber-Castell worth over RM10,000. Other competitions to look forward to are the Anime and Comic Cosplay Competition and the Primary School Choir Competition.

There will also be exciting workshops for children to join over the course of the nine-day event, such as art and craft workshops where they’ll get to try their hand at making creative bookmarks and Father’s Day cards. Additionally, well-known chefs such as Chef Ivan and Michelle Teoh will host cooking demos for foodies or aspiring chefs.

To attend this event, you will need to purchase a ticket on BookFest’s official website, which costs RM20/pax and includes a RM20 book voucher.

BookFest opens in Kuala Lumpur in June

Attending a book festival provides us with the opportunity to discover new authors and explore different genres while fostering a love for reading. So, if you’re a parent and not sure where to go this school holiday, take your kiddos shopping at the upcoming BookFest in KL to spend quality time with them and browse for books.

Venue: Jalan Pinang, Kuala Lumpur, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Date: 3rd-11th June 2023
Time: 10am-10pm 

For more interesting events, check out The World of Nickelodeon open till 23rd July & Aesop’s pop-up women’s library at 3 Malaysia malls

Cover image adapted from: @vivianyap08 via Instagram, @jerserry1205 via Instagram

This article was updated on 9th June 2023.

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