Updated: Apr 13
Well-known as “one of the world’s most beautiful bookstores”, Bukit Jalil Tsutaya Books 蔦屋書店 is now the talk of the town, where located at Pavilion Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It's a space to discover and explore, cultivate creative pursuits, and unwind at its modern café while enjoying artisanal desserts and coffee.
With soft lighting, cozy reading areas, and a distinctly Japanese ambiance – Bukit Jalil Tsutaya Books has all the ingredients to become the hotspot in Kuala Lumpur, with 31,000sq feet (2,880sq m) of space comprising the bookstore, with more than 264,000 books, a wide range of stationery, art and gifts (local and Japanese brand selection) on display, and a café.
Connection with Lifestyle in Tsutaya Books
"A large-scale bookstore complex that is based on the concept 'Cultivate Lifestyle & Culture,' offering curated lifestyle inspiration."
We all have our own ideal lifestyle, and Tsutaya Books is a place that can help us realize it.
Even though Tsutaya Books is a well-known and popular bookstore, it tries to offer more personalized spaces. Behind this aim is the idea of making the spaces as enjoyable as they are, like Tsutaya cafe and reading areas that encourage people to sit down, have a cup of latte, and read instead of just selling books and going.
Is Tsutaya Books Worth a Visit?
Tsutaya Books is a bookstore with a difference. Yes, definitely.
The first impression of this store is futuristic and modern. The color used for the interior decoration is wooden with warm accents which makes it look refreshing and aesthetic. With its large space, there are many interest zones where customers can feel comfortable browsing around. There are also areas for relaxing such as the lounge area or reading area which give off a therapeutic ambiance (with a fantastic view in front of the fountain and solo space) with jazz background music that allows you to escape from reality for a while.
The strength of Tsutaya Books is not the quantity it has but rather the quality of its proposals. In addition to specialized categories of product selections to provide the best for customers to find items that suit their taste. From stationery to personal care; from fashion accessories to premium ceramic tea cups.
Brand Selection in Bukit Jalil Tsutaya Books
Tsutaya Books at Pavilion Bukit Jalil offers a wide selection of books, as well as lifestyle brands, such as stationery, personal care and accessories, aiming to cultivate culture and lifestyle with its concept, and offers a conducive environment for developing characters, fostering relationships and strengthening community bonds.
They have an impressive selection of books. The books available in the store will be in English, Japanese, Mandarin, and Bahasa Malaysia. You can find almost anything you're looking for here, from children's books to cookbooks, manga, and light novels. If you're looking for something specific, ask one of their staff members who will be happy to help you find what you need.
"A haven for gift seekers."
The brand selection at Bukit Jalil Tsutaya Books is selective and focuses on local and Japanese brands, from personal care brands to Japanese hand-made knives - homeware, from daily candles to Japanese handmade Artisan Rosoku Candles from Vase Creation x Light Up. Besides, the Malaysian brand line-up included Vase Creation, Lilin+Co, root remedies, ANBO, and more.
Professional Recommendations from Concierges
Tsutaya Books' service quality determines the impression made on customers. It goes one step beyond simple customer service by helping customers find their right needs. Each concierge has extensive knowledge about his or her subject area, and he or she holds in-depth conversations with customers to recommend products based on interest.
Overall, if you're looking for a place to find inspiration or just want to do some casual reading, Bukit Jalil Tsutaya Books is the place in Malaysia to go. so we highly recommend that you try finding it on a trip there. On top of all that, however, be sure to check out their signature dorayaki dessert selection too.
Tsutaya Books Official 蔦屋書店 Facebook Page: HERE
Operating Hour: 10:00am to 10:00pm*
Location: Level 2 (Orange Zone), Pavilion Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Public Transportation: Free shuttle bus service to Pavilion Bukit Jalil, from LRT Awan Besar, the nearest LRT station; daily from 8 am to 11 pm for every 30 minutes, and vice versa from the mall to the train station (815 am to 1045 pm). See the schedule here.
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