Silverfish Books, Kuala Lumpur

3.3
Purveyors of good literature and writing - We only stock the good stuff.

(Even if we don't have what you want, we can try to get it for you.)

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Silverfish Books was established in 1999 as an independent shop focussed on literature, philosophy, and Malaysian writing in English - areas which were either neglected or not addressed adequately by mainstream bookstores. We're essentially a book-boutique for readers BY readers, and all our titles are painstakingly (and arguably lovingly) hand-selected, with many unavailable in any 'mega' store anywhere - we* are* serious and committed to good, quality reading and writing.

We are also the leading publishers of Malaysian writing in English - our very first book, Silverfish New Writing 1 (published in 2000), is an anthology of short stories from Malaysia, Singapore and beyond, which attracted post-colonial writers from all over the world. We're simultaneously, publishers, a bookstore, and an education center.

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  • Nasty owner, quite terrible manner about him. Rude, abrupt, and seemed to be quite hostile. Not sure what's going on here but I'd find another bookstore.  more »
  • This is the place for those who enjoy reading and like to get some novel books - Malaysian style as well. Check them out!  more »
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  • A cosy bookstore that sells hard-to-find Malaysian historical books, short stories, novels and children books. There's also a reference library of super rare books for researchers or curious minds for the past.
  • Had a good time as a book lover!
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