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 it’s packed to the brim with literary gems, comics, and LPs. Upon entering the ligneous door, you will be greeted by 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 is 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 being rare books that are difficult to find.
Monday – Friday – 8.30 am – 5 pm.
Saturday – 8.30 am – 2 pm.
Closed on Sundays.