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Areca Books, George Town

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Gift & Specialty Shop · Hidden Gem · Shopping
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. Add Areca Books and other attractions to your George Town trip itinerary using our George Town online holiday planner.
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  • We just love areca books. Enormous good selection of books on Penang and Malaysia, mostly by local writers, can be found here - from heritage, culture, arts, horror stories, love to politics...  more »
  • I visited Areca Books on 13th Oct 2018 and this was my first visit . The moment I entered I found myself in a cooled environment, which was very welcoming, and there were rows of stacked interesting....  more »
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  • A place worth of good books
  • Lovely, relaxing space perfect for a break from the midday sun. Interesting selection of books and art objects by local artists. Certainly much more to offer than I had expected when I randomly wandered in.

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