If you meet yet another person declaring the death of the bookstore, bring them to Kinokuniya right away. This mega bookstore on the top floor of Suria KLCC is every book lover’s dream – a soothing space with wooden floors, large windows overlooking the KLCC park, lots of natural light streaming in, and most importantly, shelves upon shelves of well-curated books. The prices here might be higher than average, but the superior book selection, special editions and some of the best book events (Harry Potter Nights!) and readings in the city more than make up for it.
The 34,300 sq ft space – made for some serious reading and lingering – houses a kids section, a Japanese section (manga, magazines and Japanese figurines galore) as well as a mezzanine floor for a café and art and architecture books. Apart from stocking a superlative collection (they have more than 2,000 magazine titles and 300,000 books and audio books in English, Japanese, Chinese and Malay), Kinokuniya goes a step further with its excellent online store and helpful in-store staff who will help you locate or order the elusive tome you’re seeking.