I know I’ve been going on about the importance of buying/reading books to kids in my blog but today I thought I’d take it a step further to share a one good place to buy books. And as usual, AT A BARGAIN! Coz seriously, books in Malaysia are overly insanely priced. And I think for that reason many people chose not to read! Of course time is also a factor but shit, why are books so expensive here?!
Anyhos, it was during Sairah’s Birthday preps that we managed to find this place. It was a random mall trip to Amcorp Mall in PJ (and mind you we barely hang out there) that we stumbled magically upon Book Xcess! I wouldn’t have known about them if it wasn’t for that mall trip. In general I think people are just used to MPH, Kinokuniya and Popular Bookstore, but after knowing about this new found place for cheap books, I only step in to MPH to buy magazines
This was our second visit here. I forgot to take photos of the shop but it’s rather huge with tons of books (but of course, book store what!). And to be honest, I am more drawn to the kiddie section because they have an insane number of books for kids at a very very affordable price. The prices are so cheap that it makes you want to grab everything you see!
And I have NO idea how they can manage to sell books that cheap but they oh so do. I was told that each container of books comes from the States and they usually have no idea what books are in there until it reaches our shores. They don’t have the most up to date books but either way I am convinced if you pay them a visit, you are bound to pick up a book or two.
Plus at this point the last thing we want to do is pay alot of money for books for Sairah when I know a few days down the road it will either get ripped off by accident (butter fingers this one). And if there’s one thing I’ve learned too is to let kids stay away from Pop-up books – it’s by far her only most damaged book around, lol.
Baby Sairah all gearing up to take a peek inside. Sometimes randomly she’ll say ‘ I like books, I like books’ – she did that often last week so I thought what the heck, let’s go to the cheap bookstore and get more BOOKS coz she was indirectly telling me she’s bored with her current books.
Let’s dig and see what’s inside.
First up, her favorite – MICKEY sing along book
Ma look, original price RM80. Book Excess price: RM25
One of my fav – a magnetic ’sticker’ book! I have invested so much in sticker books it’s not even funny. And once she’s done with it the book is literally of no use. What’s with kid’s obsession with sticker books btw? But with this magnetic sticker book – it’s pretty much reusable and it lets her creative juices flow.
Original price: RM64 (and mind you, it’s high quality and a hard cover – butter fingers will most definitely not be able to rip this one off), Book Excess price: RM17.90
Okay the dolphin goes right down there….
Oops it’s a seal
Next up, a combo that would drive any book worm wild – an all in one Winnie The Pooh……..wait for it, story book, coloring book AND sticker book!! How not to contain the excitment????
Like so: Holy Mother of Boooooks!
I believe the original price for close to RM80 but we only got it for a mere RM20!!!!
Which one to attack first, choices choices….
And here are some high quality sticker/activity books and mind you, the stickers are the fancy glitter types which are usually expensive. I”ve been buying her these cheap china sticker book for RM5 near my work place but guess I won’t now since for less than RM10 I can get these babies.
Total spent was under RM80 if I”m not mistaken, for 7 books mind you. They roughly work up to RM11 a pop, which in my books (pun pun, hah) are a steal.
And of course, mommy must also do what she preaches so I got myself this highly raved book called 50 Shades Of Grey, ahem. Got it from Popular Bookstore though coz like I said, Book Excess doesn’t exactly carry the latest books. But I did see Dan Brown books (the hard cover big book) going for a mere RM18 compared to RM80 else where
I believe this book is on top of the list at the moment. What can I say expect sex sells. At first I wasn’t expecting much because reviews were pretty much mixed but page after page I found myself getting more and more intrigued coz I”m perveted that way! I actually read close to 400 pages in 2 days and in less than a week, I’ve finished the book *pats back*. Now I plan on getting the complete set and see where this story shall lead to.
My favorite line from the book “I am 50 cent shades of fucked up” :D Hmm, I might just do a book review on this one day. I told the husband to read it to get some ‘tips’, but he said, I’ll just wait for the movie thank you very much, LOL – Men!
Dafuq kinda book is this? Why so thick lady?
Hmmm…….Mom, I don’t think I’m suppose to read stuff like this.
There, much better with her kiddie books.
What can I say except, I like books, I like books!
Check out their FB page here and better still, grab your child and pay them a visit soon!
And thanks to Dhash, you can read more about Book Excess’s story here.