KUALA LUMPUR: Book-lovers, rejoice! Popular is bringing its huge annual event closer to you – BookFest @ Malaysia 2021 in 47 selected bookstores throughout West Malaysia.
It decided to organise this event in its bookstores, so that book lovers can truly enjoy a fun but safe shopping experience, despite the endemic phase of Covid-19 in accordance with standard operating procedures (SOPs) imposed by the Government.
What makes this year’s edition all the more significant, is that Popular kept the BookFest spirit alive by adapting similar features and characteristics of BookFest @ Malaysia into its offers and rewards, but with a magical twist.
Now, the book-enthusiasts get to fully immerse in this year’s BookFest with iconic characters inspired by the all-time classic book, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland; Queen of Hearts, Mad Hatter, Tweedledee and Tweedledum, Cheshire Cat, Caterpillar and Dodo.
In this vein, BookFest @ Malaysia 2021 is hence themed “Gateway to Wonders” – true to its objective of providing Malaysians from all walks of life with only the best English, Chinese and Malay reads, texts and assessments, stationery, gifts, titbits, CDs and DVDs, gadgets, IT products – and the most enlightening talks, children activities and competitions, its first-ever Crazy Pop Bargain as well as sharing sessions by well-known personalities.
Spanning a 10-day period across 47 bookstores in West Malaysia from Dec 10 to 19, BookFest @ Malaysia 2021 shall feature all seven departments along with amazing characters inspired by the iconic book Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.
Visitors are invited to embark on a quest for hidden gems, endless treasures and greater discoveries! You never know what you’ll find, so keep your eyes peeled… for more surprises!
Among the highlights:
Wonderland of deals and offers
Popular presents various deals and offers throughout BookFest @ Malaysia 2021’s entire 10-day duration that are “Beyond Your Imagination”!
o Star Buys – up to 70% off
Enjoy discounts up to 70% on fiction books, lifestyle books, non-fiction books, cool gadgets and essential stationery items.
o RM10 treats
Be in for a treat as more than 600 selected books, accessories and a variety of stationaries are priced at only RM10!
o Daily specials
For starters, enjoy its wide range of daily specials, with over 200 products ranging from English, Malay and Chinese books, latest gizmos and stationery discounted up to 85%.
o WOW! Grab now at BookFest!
16 specially selected items, ranging from books to accessories to snacks, at attractive prices; simply must-grab items for visitors at in lowest price from RM8.50!
o Buy 2 and above 20% off (all books)
Book-enthusiasts, this is an opportunity for you to buy the books in bulk that you’ve been eyeing on at a reduced price as there will be a 20% off when you purchase more than two books and above (except magazines, texts and assessments).
o Shop and be rewarded!
Spend RM120nett and above – reward over RM50 worth of vouchers, including of RM10 Popular promotion vouchers (RM5 x 2pcs), stationery product vouchers, and others.
o Extra RM5 Popular gift voucher
With minimum spending of RM150nett in a single receipt by using Public Bank credit/debit card, receive an extra RM5 Popular gift voucher.
o PWP deals
Spend up to RM60nett, to enjoy fantastically low prices for specially-selected items, including a 64GB Sandisk shift USB3.0 flash drive and a 1 litre Zebra stainless food storage.
Don’t just “visit, look-see, buy…and leave”. Immerse yourself in the magical rendezvous that Popular have arranged just for you, at this BookFest!
Local authors live sharing sessions
Be enriched, be inspired by the numerous anecdotes of wisdom, experience and imagination that can only come from seasoned authors in their live sharing sessions! Popular’s Flagship Store located in IPC Shopping centre will also be organising sharing sessions with some of the well-known local authors face-to-face. This includes getting a preview of The Apple and the Tree as Marina Mahathir shares about her latest book on Dec 12 at 5pm.
Cook with Popular exclusive chefs
At BookFest, as much as Popular cherish books, it shares an equal amount of love for food, and bringing culinary lovers, exclusive events with talented chefs through live sharing sessions on the Popular Malaysia Facebook Page at 12noon!
Giddens Ko live sharing and meet and greet session
Join the famous Taiwanese novelist and filmmaker, Giddens Ko’s live sharing session conducted virtually on the Popular Malaysia Facebook Page, taking place on Dec 17 at 8pm.
Overseas authors live sharing sessions
Get insight on diverse topics from various fields as overseas authors share their knowledge and experience on live. Dr Tan Che-Kim, a critical care physician will be partaking on Dec 10, at 3pm, followed by Wang Hong Zhe, a children development expert on Dec 11, at 3pm.
Taiwanese authors Tsai Shi Ping and Yue Qing will join the sharing session on Dec 12, and 18 respectively, at 3pm. On Dec 19, Wu Ruo Quan will discuss mental health through some of his works, at 3pm.
Crazy Pop bargain
Here is the grand chance for tech-savvy to grab some of the hottest tech products at the lowest price!
Product live sharing sessions on Popular Malaysia Facebook Page
Familiarise yourself with some of the latest trendy products through Product live sharing session on Popular Malaysia Facebook page.
Additionally, on Dec 11, from 8pm, children get to create and decorate their own candy box through the Christmas Candy Box workshop with Zebra, on live. Be captivated into the world of creativity with the DIY workshop organised by Faber Castell on Dec 17 from 4pm on Facebook Live. Be introduced to a wide variety of cool sound systems from Vinnfier on Dec 19 from 11am on Facebook Live.
Everyone at BookFest is a winner! Join Popular as it celebrates your small victories and create new memories together. This includes, “Gateway to Wonders” children’s online colouring competition. Winners for the children’s online colouring competition will be announced on Dec 10 at Popular Malaysia Facebook Page – and they will take home attractive prizes worth RM6,800 from Faber-Castell.
Quality reading materials should never be the exclusive domain of a privileged few. It is in this spirit that Popular teams up with the Sin Chew Daily, in conceiving the “Hope for Reading” charity campaign, with the aim of providing the underprivileged with such materials.
Visitors are encouraged to purchase the “Hope for Reading” foldable shopping bag at RM6.50 each, which is eco-friendly and practical. Proceeds from this purchase will be channelled to the poor and needy, in the form of quality reads.
Therefore, find your way to BookFest @ Malaysia 2021, as Popular have simply more of everything, for everyone – only the best goodies and most fun events await you, and be part of this year’s momentous celebrations!
Rest assured all its stores are adhering to the SOPs imposed by the government to protect the health and well-being of its customers, so that everyone can shop safely at Popular.