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Book launch: ‘The Mys­tery of the Miss­ing Tapirs’

Jonathan Yun Sculp­tural Jew­ellery, 152 Jalan Masjid Kap­i­tan Kel­ing, Pe­nang (www.pre­cious­pages.com.my/www. jonathanjew­elry.com). Are your kids fans of Pa­tri­cia Chew’s tapir books? Bring them to Jonathan Yun’s jew­ellery shop for this unique event com­bin­ing the art of sculp­tural jew­ellery and sto­ry­telling. The event will com­prise a talk by Yun about the art of trans­form­ing me­tal into stun­ning, wearable de­signs as well as a sto­ry­telling ses­sion by Chew with high­lights from her up­com­ing book ‘The Mys­tery of the Miss­ing Tapir’. Yun has de­signed a spe­cial line of tapir jew­ellery to celebrate the book and these lim­ited edi­tion pieces will be avail­able for sale. Sat, Aug 29, 10am-2pm.

MPH Book­erville Car­ni­val Road­show

(03 7955 1090/www.mphon­line.com). Goodie bags, mas­cots, games, prizes and a whole lot of books. This book fi­esta will travel the coun­try and bring the joy of read­ing with it. There will be all the usual car­ni­val sights, sounds and tastes – so kids can catch a clown show and scoff pop­corn and cot­ton candy in be­tween search­ing for great new reads. MPH Read­ers’ Cir­cle (MRC) Ju­nior mem­bers can join the Book­erville Car­ni­val Party at MPH 1 Utama (29-30 Au­gust). MPH 1 Utama, Aug 29-30; MPH Nu Sen­tral, Sep 26-27; MPH Jo­hor Bahru City Square, Oct 31-Nov 1; MPH Aeon Serem­ban2, Nov 28-29. 1-6pm.

Ki­noku­niya

Level 4, Suria KLCC, KL (03 216 8133/ malaysia.ki­noku­niya.com/store). Floor to ceil­ing glass win­dows flood this sprawl­ing book­store with nat­u­ral light and pro­vide a spec­tac­u­lar view of KLCC’s foun­tains. De­spite be­ing a Ja­panese chain, Ki­noku­niya is well-stocked with English, Chi­nese and Malay publi­ca­tions. This dis­abled-friendly book­store is also equipped with an el­e­va­tor. Daily, 10am-10pm.

Skoob Books

First floor, Me­nara Mu­tiara Ma­jes­tic, Jalan Oth­man, PJ (03 7770 2500). Skoob Books is a sec­ond­hand bookshop where you can sense that the books are re­ally loved. A far cry from the bright, or­derly and over­priced chain book­stores, Skoob car­ries an eclec­tic range of rea­son­ably priced books with prices be­tween RM10-RM20. You’ll find it hard not to walk away with a stack of books. Mon-Sat, 10.30am-8pm; Sun and Public Hol­i­days, 10.30am-6pm.

Subang Jaya Book Ex­change

BEP Cabin, Jalan USJ 12/2F, Subang Jaya (www.face­book.com/sjusjbep). A highly lauded ini­tia­tive by USJ res­i­dents, the Subang Jaya Book Ex­change is held ev­ery first and third Sun­day of the month. Get rid of the books you no longer need by sub­mit­ting them to a vol­un­teer for qual­ity in­spec­tion, af­ter which you’ll get to se­lect and take home a num­ber of other do­na­tions. The team be­hind the book ex­change is con­stantly look­ing for vol­un­teers, so of­fer your time and ef­fort to meet fel­low book lovers. First and third Sun of the month, 3-5pm.

Negeri Sem­bi­lan

Si­naran Book­store

17 Jalan Dato’ Sheikh Ah­mad, Serem­ban (06 762 7755). Widely rec­om­mended by lo­cals as the best bookshop in town, Si­naran Book­store can get crowded on week­ends. Be sure to ap­ply for the dis­count card for bet­ter sav­ings! Keep an eye on their Face­book page for their reg­u­lar con­tests and ac­tiv­i­ties for kids. Mon-Sat, 9am-9pm.

Pe­nang

Leo Books

First floor, Is­land Plaza, 118 Jalan Tan­jong Tokong (04 899 8911/www.leo­book­store. com). Lo­cated in Is­land Plaza, Leo Books aims to ‘make read­ing more af­ford­able’ by car­ry­ing both new and used books. Leo also pur­chases pre-loved books at a per­cent­age of the orig­i­nal price. Check out the wide range of ma­te­ri­als by lo­cal and in­ter­na­tional au­thors and pick up an English-Hokkien pocket dic­tionary. The chil­dren’s sec­tion is among the bet­ter ones we’ve spot­ted. Mon & Wed-Sun, 11am-8pm; Sun, 11am-6pm.

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