Chowrasta Market Second-Hand Bookshops






Chowrasta Market Second-Hand BookshopsChowrasta Market Second-Hand Bookshops (7 January, 2017)






Chowrasta Market Second-Hand Bookshops is the biggest congregation of second hand bookshops in Penang. It is located on the first floor of the Chowrasta Market building between the car park and the apparel section.

The second-hand bookshops moved to Chowrasta Market in the early 1980's after being shifted from its previous location in front of the former King Edward VII Memorial Hospital Building at Macalister Road.

I have fond memories of visiting the Chowrasta Market Second Hand Bookshops for it is here that I got my collection of old National Geographic Magazines. Apart from that, the book shops also sell romance novels, photography magazines, and other publications.

The second-hand bookshops operated in a rather dingy condition for many years until the market underwent a full makeover between 2013 and 2017. When I revisited the second-hand bookshops in January, 2017, I saw that it is orderly and clean. The shopkeepers only have to pay a rental of RM120 per month to operate their second-hand bookshops. They were given even more room than before, as now each bookshop has an additional split-level mezzanine for additional books.

Chowrasta MarketThe second-hand bookshops of Chowrasta Market. (7 January, 2017)


Chowrasta Market Second-Hand BookshopsBooks and more books at a Chowrasta Market Second-Hand Bookshop (7 January, 2017)


Chowrasta Market Second-Hand BookshopsEverwhere you look, you see books at Chowrasta Market Second-Hand Bookshops (7 January, 2017)

Getting there

Take the Free Rapid Penang Shuttle Bus to Bus Stop No. 8 (Lebuh Campbell) and walk a short distance down Penang Road to Chowrasta Market.

Chowrasta Market's Second-Hand Bookshops, before the 2013-2017 Restoration

Chowrasta Market Second-Hand Bookshops (1 March 2009)


Chowrasta Market Second-Hand Bookshops (1 March 2009)


Chowrasta Market Second-Hand Bookshops (1 March 2009)


Books galore at the second-hand bookshops of Chowrasta MarketBooks galore at the second-hand bookshops of Chowrasta Market (1 March, 2009)


Back to Chowrasta Market main page

GPS: 5.41812, 100.33143

Details

 Penang Travel Tips Latest Pages





Explore Malaysia with Penang Travel Tips

Penang Travel Tips is not just about Penang. You can get lots of useful information to explore the rest of Malaysia right here!

Penang Travel Tips puts the Whole Wide World at Your Fingertips!

Penang Travel Tips is not just about Penang, nor just about Malaysia - it's about the world wide world. It's my own treasure trove of travel information, for the benefit of anybody who might need it.

Advertise on this website

To put an add on this website, contact me here.

Having a computer issue?

If your computer isn't performing up satisfactorily level, contact a technician to look at your computer issue, if you live on Penang Island.

The Travel Tips Made In Penang

Hello and thank you for visiting Penang Travel Tips. My name is , and you are reading my personal online encyclopedia, created to share my knowledge with you. Penang Travel Tips describes not just Penang, but all the places I am curious about.

You can find information on all the major cities in Malaysia, including Kuala Lumpur, Malacca, Johor Bahru, Ipoh, Alor Setar, every state in Malaysia, every state capital in Malaysia, all the countries in Asia, and eventually the rest of the world!

As a Christian, I hope that through this website, I am able to deliver God's Good News to every corner of the world so that it reaches every person who needs. To get in touch with me, simply submit the contact form. Thanks for visiting and don't forget to follow me on Facebook!

My Social Media Presence

To interact with me, LIKE ME on Facebook, or LIKE any of my Facebook pages: Penang Travel Tips FB Page and Places To Go FB Page, and join any/all of my Facebook Pages and Groups including Penang Travel Tips FB Group, Exploring Malaysia, Big World Out There, My Little Bookshelf, Learn Penang Hokkien, Penang Street Art, Penang Hawker Food, Penang Restaurant Food, Masa Masak, Penang Residential Properties and Armchair Traveler.



Copyright © 2003-2017 Timothy Tye. All Rights Reserved.