BACA - THE READING ROOM & CAFE
A little book store set in rural Malaysia with a mission
BACA means READ in Malay and we are an independent bookstore trying to bring our local community to love reading and trying to bring the reading world to our local community. We feature new, secondhand and antiquarian books and comics instore and online. Temerloh is the birthplace of many Malay warriors. We hope we will be able to produce book warriors too!
NEWS & UPDATES
Get The Scoop
Want to know more about what’s happening in our store? Want updates on some of our newest rare books or our most recent find? Well, you’re in the right place. Check out our articles below to stay in the know about all this and more. We enjoy sharing our newest finds, stories from our customers, and features on our wonderful world of books.
My Best Kept Secret was written by Adilin Arifin and published by Silverfish Books. It's a little book in which Adlin shares her innermost thoughts. We have copies instore. Do drop by or order online.
SUPPORT ARTISTIC AND EDUCATIONAL INITIATIVES
Some of our books or interior decor were brought in specifically to promote community initiatives around Malaysia. Amongst the initiatives supported so far: Biji-biji Initiative; Songs and Stories; Malaysian Writers' Association; Students In Resistance; Orang Asal initiatives led by Shafie Dris and KOME Art Fest.
OUR UPCOMING WEBSTORE
Our webstore is currently being built. However, we will feature some of our rare and unique books here on our website and how you can make reservations of those books. Otherwise, please feel free to browse and shop on our Instagram page!
SHIPPING AND DELIVERY
All postal delivery within Malaysia are done through Pos Malaysia Berhad. We charge RM8.00 for shipping and handling per standard size book. Each book is carefully packed to avoid risks of damage during its journey to you. Talk to us if you require postal insurance for your delivery.
A BIT ABOUT US
BACA - The Reading Room & Cafe was established in 2015 with one woman's mission to introduce a wider range of reading materials to the reading community of the East Coast of Malaysia while at the same time promoting the benefits of reading to the 'gadget-plagued' and 'time-impoverished' new generation. Our own passion for reading was what inspired us in the beginning and it continues to drive us today. We pride ourselves in the relaxing atmosphere of shopping in our Book Store and in the long-term relationships we’ve built with our customers. People come back to BACA - The Reading Room & Cafe because they know they’ll find what they’re looking for on our shelves - and if they don’t, we’ll help them find it via our bookhunting service. Stop by to see for yourself!
Mon: 12:00pm - 9:00pm Tue: 12:00pm - 9:00pm Wed: 12:00pm - 9:00pm Thurs: 12:00pm - 9:00pm Fri: 12:00pm - 1:30pm; 2:30pm-9:00pm Sat: 12:00pm - 10:00pm Sun: 12:00pm - 9:00pmPlease note changes in Ramadan where our store closes at 6.30pm everyday. We are usually open during public holidays except if notified otherwise.