5 Local Online Bookstores To Feed The Bookworm In You

You don't have to drive all the way to get that book anymore.

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BookXcess: Known for selling books at discounted prices, BookXcess is also the organiser of the Big Bad Wolf book fair!

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Our books are new and we manage to offer them at 50 - 80% off the original list price because we sell remainder and overprinted books. In fact, BookXcess is now one of Malaysia's largest sellers of Remainder Books. Remainder Books are new, unread books that the publisher sells-off in bulk to reduce excess inventory

Shipping cost: Shipping is calculated based on the shipping address and weight of the book upon checking out.

Payment methods: Via credit, debit card and e-banking.

Visit their website here.

MPH Online: One of the largest bookstore chains in Malaysia, MPH Online caters to the need of book lovers by offering a wide variety of books

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For MPH Bookstores Malaysia, the e-commerce unit has been in operation since year 2000. With an extensive collection of book titles across various topics and categories supported with easy-to-search function for online browsing, and bundled with next business day arrival for local delivery as well as international address doorstep delivery service, it has served customers from different parts of the world since then.

Shipping Cost: MPH Online offers free delivery to West Malaysia for orders over RM50, and free delivery to East Malaysia for orders over RM100.

Payment method: Via credit, debit card, e-banking and cash/cheque transfers.

Check out their website here.

Kinokuniya Malaysia: The bookstore chain is known for bringing in exclusive and interesting Japanese titles amongst other cool titles

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The website offers a user’s guide that can help shoppers with any query that they have and this is supplemented by the Help and FAQ sections in the website. Shoppers with Kinokuniya privilege cards can buy any book at much lower prices. There are more than a dozen subcategories under each language category like Children, Food & Drink, Religion, etc. The website also offers a list of the week’s bestsellers on the right hand side.

Shipping cost: RM8.50 and RM42.50 flat for shipping to East and West Malaysia respectively. Free shipping is available for purchase above RM300 (RM500 for East Malaysia).

Payment method: Via credit or debit card.

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Bookup Malaysia: Catered to students, the site sells good condition secondhand books at cheap prices. You'll also be able to sell away your old books!

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BookUp is the project brainchild of two everyday Malaysians that wants to make a difference in the society, more specifically, the students society. What is BookUp exactly? BookUp is a website which sells textbooks as well as books for up to 70% cheaper. Not only that, for those of you who have too many books lying around and have no idea where to sell them, BookUp will handle that for you.

Shipping cost: Shipping is calculated based on the shipping address and weight of the book upon checking out.

Payment method: Via bank transfers only.

Visit their website here.

Times Bookstore Malaysia: A relatively new bookstore chain from Singapore, the store sells wide array of titles from travel to fiction

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Times is a bookstore chain present in Indonesia, Singapore and Malaysia.Categories or subjects of books can be found on the right hand corner. The best way to find a book is by using the search bar or the Subjects section.

New releases and bestsellers lists are present on the main page and information on deliveries, the FAQ section and gift vouchers can be accessed via the bookmark-shaped web components on the right.

Shipping cost: Free delivery within Klang Valley with minimum book purchases of RM200. A fee of RM10 is applicable for book purchases below RM200.

Payment method: Via credit card, debit card or bank transfers.

Visit their website here.

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