Friday, April 9, 2010

Can I live here?

All the books we bought, hey who's gonna help me carry this back to the car?!




I think I'm in love. As I stood in front of the store (BOOKXCESS @ L3 Amcorp Mall) I had this surge of pleasure. At last, an affordable bookstore AND it was HUGE!!! To be honest, I imagined it to be this quaint non-descript little store in the middle of nowhere. What I got was a spacious book sanctuary overflowing with ..what else... books!


There were books everywhere, with little signboards heralding NEW ARRIVALS and EVERYTHING LESS THAN RM 10 and BEST BUYS. It literally made my head spin. I didn't know where to start. So I just decided to browse through each section. The selection of books was quite good, as I caught sight of many bestsellers that I had spied longingly at other large bookstores before. True, the number of titles by each specific author wasn't as abundant as the "conventional" bookstores but there was still a large variety of titles to choose from.


After happily browsing for around half an hour, I reluctantly limited myself to my regular 3 book monthly quota (at least it will give me an excuse to come back ASAP).





This is what I bought:





  • The Fourth Estate by Jeffrey Archer RM 17.90 (retail price RM 34.90)
  • The Good Guy by Dean Koontz RM 17.90 (retail price RM 34.90 - or maybe more am not so sure)
  • The Other Queen RM 17.90 (retail price same as the others I think, I'm enjoying my current Philippa Gregory so much that I decided to buy another)

So all in all the damage today was RM 53.70 when it could have been more than RM 104.70 anywhere else!!



There were also other perks like the great music piping through the loudspeakers (I love your taste in songs). Plus, to cap a wonderful amazing day, I got a free THONG for becoming a member ... don't worry it was a BOOK THONG...hehe




This great endevour to make books more affordable to the public is highly commendable and on behalf of all bookworms and book lovers in Malaysia, salute you BookXcess. Like Arnold Schwarzenegger said "I'll be back." ahaha...

10 comments:

syura said...

i pon nak pegi, tp x sempat2 lagi.
susah x nak cari amcorp mall? (i x biase dekat area sane tu)..
i jumpe blog u dari blog bookxcess laa. hehe

Hidayah Ismawi said...

oh..mystery solved ..hehe.. emm.. sebenarnya tak susah kalau ikut federal highway.. it's near PJ Hilton and just after that big A&W there.. hehe.. kita pergi pun org lain yg drive..ahaha

fiziskandarz said...

whoaaa!! that's a good bargain!! are those books for rent or they just sell it at those really cheap price? syoknyer syoknyer :D

Hidayah Ismawi said...

ahaha.. takde sewa2nya.. nope.. for sale only..definitely.. now everywhere else is gonna feel so expensive...

Melancholic Fool said...

are u in UKM? i just got back from a second hand bookstore there...

Hidayah Ismawi said...

yup in UKM .. there's a second hand book store in UKM ? must be in Bangi.. am not in Bangi.. is the bookstore worth a visit?

Ummu Auni Afif said...

ahaha, aku selalu pergi book xcess. selalu sgt. since it's only 2 stations away from my office, hihihihi..wait for their sale, masa tu slash lagi harga

Hidayah Ismawi said...

jelesnya .. tak aci..tak aci.. kalau dekat kita pun mesti slalu singgah...

Ummu Auni Afif said...

tunggu the big bad wolf sale (rasanya!) i was performing hajj when it arrived last year! kawan kata yang belas2 tu, tinggal 9 ringgit seketul. camnelah tak terbakar duit kat book xcess, ahaha.

kalau nak, nanti email je la list buku yang kau nak tu kat aku, that's more than a reason to go to the book store again :p

Hidayah Ismawi said...

will definitely not miss that one! right now have 4 (and a half) more books to read.. :)

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