BookXcess Opens at Gurney Paragon Mall, Penang

BookXcess is now officially opened at Gurney Paragon Mall, Penang. It's a big book world with heaps of books and magazines. You will be amazed to be standing infront of the tallest (10m) and longest  (70m) bookshelf in Malaysia. Penangites and those in the northern region can look forward to the wide range of quality English books and enjoy a massive 50%-80% off the recommended retail price. Now that is a steal!

The bookstore takes up the entire 7th & 8th floor, which covers a huge area of 26,000 sq. ft. Booklovers can forward to books from art, design, literature, fiction, non-fiction, young adult, children's book and many more. Children can look forward to a breath-taking view back at the children's section.

The event started off with a panel of discussion by :
Mr Andrew Yap  - Founder of BookXcess
Ms. Khor Tze Ming - Executive Director of Gurney Paragon Mall
Mr. Chua Yujeen - Chief Innovation Officer, BookXcess Sdn. Bhd.

“One of the reasons there are so few avid readers in Malaysia is that books are very expensive. Books cost a lot in relation to the average person’s income and this is a barrier for many book lovers. As such, BookXcess’ goal is to make reading popular again; for books to become a household item that everyone can afford,” shared Andrew Yap, Founder of BookXcess Sdn. Bhd. 

 “Shoppers nowadays enjoy getting lost in a cosy feeling of peace and quiet where books have their back amidst the crazy buzz of a busy mall. The establishment of BookXcess is a great complement to the mushrooming of international schools in Penang, which is in line with the state government’s vision in transforming our state into an international city with high-income economy that is knowledge-intensive.” said Ms. Khor Tze Ming, Hunza Group Executive Director.

Followed  by a speech by YB Chris Lee Chun Kit, Pulau Tikus Assemblyman

Here's a glimpse of the area on the 7th floor.

There's also an in house cafe, Cafe Wolf, where you can sit back and enjoy some quick bites and refreshments.

Here's a look at the 8th floor.

The first thing that catches the attention are these beautiful pop art pieces. From superheroes to celebrities, you can grab a few pieces for your wall. 

There's also another Cafe Wolf on the 8th floor.

BookXcess Gurney Paragon Mall is also Red Readerhood’s first long-term initiative in Penang. Started in 2011, Red Readerhood gives back to communities by working together with local organisations to give books to those in need. Customers can purchase and donate a book at the Red Readerhood corner, and for every book a customer donates, BookXcess will match it with another book. The first four homes that will benefit from this initiative are House of Hope, The Salvation Army, St. Joseph’s Home and Hope Worldwide Penang. 

Thanking BookXcess and Gurney Paragon Mall for hosting.

For more information:
Gurney Paragon Mall
7th Floor, Gurney Paragon,
Gurney Drive, 
10250 Georgetown, Penang.