Jul 14, 2015

22 Bookfest Malaysia 2015


Me At The Entrance Holding My Pass
The internet age has often left me wondering if books, I mean the printed ones, will go the way of radio cassettes or VHS tapes.

But every time I go to a book fair, I am consoled by the crowded scene that shows 'maybe not in my lifetime'. It's amazing to see people dragging huge travel bags into the hall intending to bring home a good haul of books.

BookFest Malaysia by Popular Book Store is on from July 11 to 19 at KLCC. There's an entry fee of RM2.50. We paid for a pair of tickets and were given additional ones which can be used from the 14th onwards. This means that we can go again coming weekend, for free!

However, I think I've gotten enough books to last me until the next book fair. All of it, unashamedly, cookbooks. There's something about propping myself up on a bed of pillows and pouring through a ton of food pictures - akin to a day at a book spa. If there is such a spa.

Upon paying the tickets, we (I was here with the family) received a catalogue along with a discount voucher.

Receipt For Our Purchases and BookFest Catalogue

This is the scene at the English books corner (picture below). What attracted me was the offer to Buy 2 books for RM10 and the Buy 3 books at RM10 each! It's a great bargain even if there weren't many titles to choose from.

The great thing about this fest is really the huge collection of Chinese books that are on sale. I was impressed. If you love Chinese books, then this is one exhibition you wouldn't want to miss! 

BookFest Malaysia 2015

These are books my aunt and I got for ourselves. The hardcover copies of Rachel's Everyday only cost me RM5 each. I'm saving these for a giveaway.

The Books We Got!

I find Herbs and Pork Appetit to be a rather engaging read, having flipped through the books more than a couple of times now.

If you're into books, then make your way to this exhibition which is happening right now. There's a chance you may even meet your favourite author. Yup, there are workshops and forums. Plus a little something for stationery lovers.


22 comments:

  1. I was looking at the free entrance from the star this morning. Look like a great book shopping spree here. Don't know whether my favourite author An CheeMin book is here or not. I have been looking all over for it.
    http://www.princesscindyrina.com/2015/07/review-no-more-dull-skin-with-daily.html

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    1. Good thing they have an enquiry booth. Perhaps you could check with them ;) Ayerr, missed the Star's free entrance thingy!

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  2. I love book fair. Can browse through and buy the books you want. Of course without kids otherwise busy watching them messing and running around.

    I would prefer the hard printed copies than those ebook etc. Like you said, it would go obsolete in our time I believe. Maybe in 40 or 50 years time when paper is rare and everyone on environmental issue.

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    1. Me too. It's a great way to pass time. Kids, yes..I can imagine..lol!

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  3. I would probably just buy cookbooks too. Thanks for sharing ,Sharon.

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    1. I used to read a whole lot more..from romance to fantasy novels. These days, I prefer more pictures and less words..lol.

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  4. I used to go to book fairs in Singapore just like this one. I haven't been for years.

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    1. I've only just regained my interest. I stopped buying books for a long, long time.

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  5. I used to visit book fairs in our city before. But nowadays, like you, I only end buying cookbooks. Nothing else interests me now. Reminds me I don't have a single Rachel Allen book although I love her shows to bits!

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    1. I'm so happy to hear we're in the same boat! And knowing this, I bet we will try to get as many recipe books as we can, if we could! ^.^

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  6. I just went to the Big Bad Wolf book sale in Ipoh few days ago and I saw the whole place very crowded.

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    1. Omigosh...I love going to BBW sales, especially the year-end one which opens for 24 hours straight for an entire week! It's usually clear at 7am, that's the time I go ;)

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  7. I hv not been to the bookfest. Probably coz am banana. Mostly chinese books right?

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    1. Yes ...not an extensive collection of English books available but still great because of the bargains.

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  8. I can see that you're always buying books, Sharon! I enjoy reading a lot too :D

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    1. At the rate I am going, I think I need to keep myself in check soon, Shirley...lol!!

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  9. looks interesting ^^
    the Rachel's Everyday is so worthy, hardcover and thick haha
    *aunty mode here
    but nowadays I stop buying books coz no more space for that :C

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    1. Agree! That's why I got it....haha! ^.^

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  10. Bookfest is great idea! And perfect place for me :)

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    1. It's so nice to see that so many people are still into books. :)

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