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Areca Books, George Town

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In the heart of Georgetown, Areca Books remains best known for its illustrated publications on tropical architecture, social history, and visual arts. The shop's well-stocked shelves feature content that promotes Southeast Asia's cultural heritage and religious diversity. The bookstore is a great place to stop if you wish to learn something, pick up a few good reads, or simply take advantage of free Wi-Fi. Add Areca Books and other attractions to your George Town trip itinerary using our George Town online holiday planner.
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  • We just love areca books. Enormous good selection of books on Penang and Malaysia, mostly by local writers, can be found here - from heritage, culture, arts, horror stories, love to politics... 
    We just love areca books. Enormous good selection of books on Penang and Malaysia, mostly by local writers, can be found here - from heritage, culture, arts, horror stories, love to politics...  more »
  • I visited Areca Books on 13th Oct 2018 and this was my first visit . The moment I entered I found myself in a cooled environment, which was very welcoming, and there were rows of stacked interesting....  more
    I visited Areca Books on 13th Oct 2018 and this was my first visit . The moment I entered I found myself in a cooled environment, which was very welcoming, and there were rows of stacked interesting....  more »
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  • A quaint little private local bookstore albeit with limited book selections. Here you can easily find books published by local authors and books about Penang and Malaysian history. The lady (whom I assume is the owner) was very nice and friendly. I would come back again.
  • Intelectual books for deep reading. a lot of history books. Happy to meet the owner and writer Pak Razaq Lubis.

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