A female-only 'powder room' bookstore opened in KL in October last year
Powder Room by BookXcess promotes itself as a safe space where women can unwind by themselves or with a group of girlfriends and immerse themselves in books
As you enter, you'll be greeted with shelves upon shelves of paperbacks and hardbacks, as well as seating areas where you can relax.
There's a wide selection of books, from Young Adult to Fiction and even a section for children's storybooks.
However, since its launch, there have been several mixed reactions toward the concept
While some have been receptive of it, several have questioned the necessity for a bookstore to be a female-only space when it should be open for both men and women.
The countering opinion is that women should feel safe when shopping and this space allows that.
Some retorted that if you want to shop with a partner, there are other BookXcess outlets to visit instead.
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