Gerakbudaya Bookshop, George Town

4.8
Located in the heart of George Town’s world heritage site, the Gerakbudaya Bookshop is an essential part of the city’s cultural life. Opened in 2014, it’s a place for people who love books to meet, talk and, of course, browse.

We are passionate about the books that matter. Our selection of over 3,000 titles in stock ranges from books about Penang to current affairs and politics, not forgetting a large display of contemporary fiction and the arts. And if you can’t find what you’re looking for we can order it online from a choice of thousands of titles, with prompt delivery ensured.

Whether you are based locally, visiting the area on holiday or just passing through, there are lots of reasons to drop in. And if you aren’t able to visit us in person, we hope our website and online bookshop will give you a flavour of what makes Gerakbudaya Bookshop unique.
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  • Had a great experience visiting Gerakbudaya. This bookshop offers a selection of titles for those who want to know more about our world and how it came to be. Many of the authors found in this shop we...  more »
  • Bookshops are a fast disappearing feature in many Asian cities. Even in Singapore. And I was pleasantly reassured of the continuity that bookshops such as Areca and this one will provide for book love...  more »
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  • A truly unique book shop with an incredibly kind owner. I am traveling and contacted them before arriving in Penang. They ordered in a book for me and had it waiting when I arrived. I cannot recommend Gerakbudaya enough! Thank you!
  • Do you like books? Visiting local bookstores is one of my ways of traveling. This bookshop had books of local authors and seemed to try kept connected with other bookstores in SEA for updates and improvement. Now I heard they opened another big bookstore. I can't wait to visit this new one!
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