Have you got your long weekend all planned out? If not, hear us out because BookFest @ Malaysia is finally back again and it’s happening this weekend! Even better, this time around, they’re back with even more exciting activities and unbeatable deals all lined up.
BookFest @ Malaysia Is Back In KL From 3rd to 11th June 2023
For all book lovers out there, BookFest @ Malaysia is one event that we will always look out for. After a 3-year-long hiatus, they are finally back and we just can’t wait for it! So, without further ado, let’s take an in-depth look at what to expect at this event.
First up, to bring back the ultimate BookFest, it would only make sense to hold it at a venue large enough to wow everyone, right? Well, you can get your shopping bags ready because this year, the event will be covering a massive space of 100,000 square feet right here at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC)! This space will feature exhibitors from Malaysia, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, the United Kingdom, and Canada.
Halls 1 and 2: Chinese-language reading materials, CDs and DVDs, text and assessment as well as the latest Anime & Comics Fest
Halls 4: Stationery, Titbits, Gadgets & IT
Hall 5: English Books
- Meet & Greet With Local & Overseas Authors
BookFest @ Malaysia has also invited acclaimed writers like:
- Comic artist, Cheeming Boey
- Award-winning Singaporean author Neil Humphreys
- Bestselling UK self-help author Tim Castle
- Chinese authors like Huang Shan Liao, Peter Su and Fong Yee Leong
- Local talents like Tan Chia Yong and Cheryl Lee
Venue: Main Stage @ Hall 1 or Hospitality Lounge 1
- Special Keynote Author Appearance
Meet renowned Taiwanese essayist and cultural critic who has written 23 books to date, Lung Ying-tai at her special closed-door appearance!
10th June, Banquet Hall, Level 3, KLCC | 3pm-5pm
Tickets are available for purchase during the event for RM20 (inclusive RM20 book voucher)
- Exciting competitions to unleash your creativity:
This year, BookFest @ Malaysia is teaming up with Young Choral Academy to organize an exciting Primary School Choir Competition with prizes worth over RM5,000.
6th June at Main Stage @ Hall 1 | 2.30 pm to 4.30 pm
There’s also an Anime & Comic Cosplay Competition where winners will bring home attractive prizes worth over RM6,000 and a FREE exclusive gift. Plus, cosplayer celebrity King Angel has also been invited as a judge for this competition.
8th June at Main Stage @ Hall 1 | 2pm-2.45pm
- “Reunite & Excite” Children’s Colouring Competition
Let your little ones colour away at this colouring competition where winners will be taking home amazing prizes worth over RM10,000 sponsored by Faber-Castell. The first 100 participants from each category will receive an exclusive FREE gift too!
11th June at Main Stage @ Hall 1
Category A (ages 5-8) 10 am-11 am | Category B (ages 9-12) 11.30 am-12.30 pm
- WIN-WIN Notebook Contest Winners Live Selection
If you’ve joined the WIN–WIN Notebook Contest 2023 earlier, then you shouldn’t miss out on the WIN–WIN Notebook Contest Winners Live Selection. A total of 10 lucky winners will have the chance to receive a total of RM10,000 cash, sponsored by Sharpie.
10th June at Main Stage @ Hall 1 | 11am
- Bon Appétit Day @ Cook–Out Day
Join this event that features a fabulous line-up of chefs’ cooking demonstrations from Amy Wong, Squall Chin, Michelle Teoh and more. Register here.
3rd-11th June at Hospitality Lounge 1, Hall 1
- Art & Craft Workshops
For all parents, let your little ones learn useful tips for arts and crafts from ELMER’S, 3M, Uni & PLUS and Faber-Castell workshop sessions. There will also be other workshops like the Uniball One Colouring Session, Doodling with Poster Colours, Happy Family Lightbox with Acrylic Colours and more. Register here(limited to 30 pax on a first-come-first-serve basis)
3rd-10th June at Hospitality Lounge 1
- Meet & Greet with the Local KOL
Meet the founder of BBK network, Lucas for a stand-up comedy show, Dayana, the booktoker sharing session with the theme of “Tea with Dayana”! as well as Malaysia’s famous news reporter – Owen Yap where he will be sharing his amazing travel experience.
6th-8th June at Main stage @ Hall 1 | 5.00pm – 5.45pm
- All Books 20% OFF
Purchase your favourite titles from English, Malay and Chinese book genres at a reduced price of 20% OFF.
- Spend More & Get More
The more you spend, the more you get! Spend RM100nett & above to get a reward voucher worth more than RM10 or spend RM150nett and above to receive reward vouchers worth more than RM80. Likewise, spend RM300nett and above to bring home vouchers worth more than RM150!
- WOW! Grab Now at BookFest
From as low as only RM10, get BookFest’s specially-curated 14 must-buy items ranging from books to snacks and many more.
- Star Buys
Check out the Star Buys’ list to enjoy special discounts for books, IT gadgets and stationery from as low as only RM1.70.
- Weekday Specials
Happening from 6th to 9th June, get ready to snatch weekday specials with more than 350 products ranging from English, Malay and Chinese books, gadgets IT as well as stationery and discount up to 80% off!
- Happy Hours
Mark your calendar for the Happy Hour deal that’s taking place from 6th to 9th June, from 6pm to 10pm where exciting rewards await you including a chance to win up to RM40,000 BookFest cash vouchers with 100 daily winners when you spend RM50 and above in a single receipt.
Not only that, but you are also able to purchase RM100 cash vouchers for just RM90, exclusively for use when purchasing English, Malay & Chinese Books in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan Sections only. And don’t miss out on our Super Deals with up to 75%* off on selected boxsets, gadgets, and home appliances.
- Anime & Comic Fest
Explore the world of Anime! Drop by Hall 1 for Chinese Comic Books with special prices and explore Hall 2 for Collectible Toys & Figurines, Prize Games and Anime Merchandise and DVD with discounts up to 25%.
- PWP Deals
Spend RM60nett or more at BookFest @ Malaysia 2023 and take advantage of our offers on a variety of hand-picked goods like the KINGSTON DataTraveler® USB 3.2 Flash Drive 64GB at RM16.90nett or the 920ml LUMINARC Glass Container at RM25nett (UP: RM44.90).
- POPULAR Card Members’ Exclusives
Not a POPULAR Card member yet? Then now is the time. Renew or register for a POPULAR Privilege 3-year Card or E-Card and be entitled to get an Exclusive POPULAR Foldable Travel Bag worth RM25. Alternatively, you can renew or register your POPULAR Card or E-Card for 1 year to get a PILOT Juice Up Pen.
- Hope for Reading Charity Campaign
POPULAR has partnered with Sin Chew Daily to organize the “Hope for Reading” Charity Campaign. The campaign aims to enhance educational opportunities for underprivileged individuals by providing them with access to essential tools and resources.
Purchase the limited edition “Hope for Reading” bookmark as well as BookFest Coaster. The bookmark comes in a pack of five worth RM10nett and Coaster comes in a pack of four that costs RM12nett. All proceeds from these purchases will go towards providing quality reads to those in need.
Mark Your Calendar!
And there you have it, a complete list of activities and deals that you can look forward to during BookFest @ Malaysia. For a more comprehensive guide, feel free to purchase the BookFest @ Malaysia guidebook. It will assist you in planning your ultimate shopping adventure! Available at a price of RM2.50, the guidebook also serves as an entry ticket.
Or, you can also opt for the RM10 season pass for unlimited access throughout the entire 9-day duration.
Venue: Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre
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