A glimpse of what’s inside Kuala Lumpur’s largest secondhand bookstore.
Located at Jalan Tun HS Lee, Junk Bookstore is one of KL’s longest-running secondhand bookstores and packed to the brim with literary gems, comics, and LPs. Upon entering the ligneous door, you will be greeted with a warm and cosy ambiance, along with the view of endless books neatly placed on the racks.
The three-storey bookstore is owned by a couple known as Mr. and Mrs. Tan since 1990. Today, the bookstore that has been a home to 300,000 exclusive books is managed by Mrs. Tan’s youngest brother, Jeffrey Koh.
Looking at all these books, you probably need to set aside a few hours for your visit. You won’t notice the time pass by as you dig deeper into this treasure trove of books; some of the items are rare books that are difficult to find.
Monday – Friday – 8.30 am – 5 pm.
Saturday – 8.30 am – 2 pm.
Closed on Sundays.