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Areca Books, George Town

(5/5 based on 15+ reviews on the web)
In the heart of Georgetown, Areca Books remains best known for its illustrated publications on tropical architecture, social history, and visual arts. The shop's well-stocked shelves feature content that promotes Southeast Asia's cultural heritage and religious diversity. The bookstore is a great place to stop if you wish to learn something, pick up a few good reads, or simply take advantage of free Wi-Fi. Take a look at our George Town holiday planner to schedule your visit to Areca Books and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • This place is amazing You can get incredible books about Penang, Malaysia, or religion. They even sell souvenirs, post cards, among others. It's suitable at a very convenient location for tourists, in...  more »
  • 檳城的出版商Areca圖書, 位於小印度區內的書店, 很大, 很舒適, 有足夠的空間讓人悠閒地看書, 也有很多關於馬來西亞的社會歷史展覽,  more »
  • I am a sucker for postcards! The best thing about the postcards are the lovely architectures of Penang, Malaysia in watercolour. I enjoyed browsing through the store but it was quite dusty when I flip...  more »