Seems like Penang isle is invaded by scores of bookseller looking to get their stocks depleted! Barely after the International Chinese Book Exhibition was the recently ended BookXcess Largest English Bookfair in Penang Times Square. It seems that Times Bookstore had the same notion of a book fair in the region, and they had set up booth in Island Plaza before the BookXcess even move out of the isle.
Times' website shared that they have a bargain corner set up within the fair where a book will be sold for RM5, and 5 books at the price of RM10. Knowing what quality these books usually end up as, book hunters are cautioned against high expectations. Still, that should not hinder any dedicated lovers from trying their luck hunting through the shelves (or baskets). Keep them in good condition if it is not the one you wanted though, it may be a treasure for the hunter next to you.
|Image taken from Times Book Fair Facebook page.|
Interested parties should quickly head to Island Plaza in Tanjung Tokong, since the fair only lasts from 30th Aug (Thu) to 9th Sep (Sun) 2012. On a side note, Times bookstore is also promoting the "Teach Yourself - In A Week" series of books, which offers insights into getting yourself immersed in whatever knowledge you chose in a short time frame. This offer lasts throughout the month of September 2012 in Times bookstores nationwide. All books of the series will get 20% off, but TPC (Times Priviledge Card) members will get a water tumbler for free while stock lasts.
|Image taken from Times website.|
Date: 30th Aug (Thu) - 9th Sep (Sun) 2012
Admission: 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. daily
Entry fee: Free
Location: Penang Island Plaza, main concourse, mezzanine floor
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