Tuesday 24 December 2019

Our First Visit To BookXcess, Kong Heng Ipoh

I have heard of BookXcess but I have not visited the place. Initially, I checked and it seemed it only opens for the weekends and public holidays. That is the time when the whole area is the busiest and parking hard to get. Since we were at Concubine Lane, and our friend suggested that we pay a visit to BookXcess, it was a good opportunity to check out this place.
This is the first sign that greeted us.
We need to go down the narrow stairs
Let's get down and nerdy!
We need to go further down to reach the vault.
BookXcess Kong Heng builts its bookstore within a bank's vaults and safety deposit boxes.
This vault was owned United Asian Bank and its origins can be dated back to the 80s. The tiles, vault doors, and safety deposit boxes have been preserved in its original state to evoke its rich history.
Many books on display including children's books.
Children's book.
Books and safety deposit boxes
We will need more time to go through the titles of these books.
Yasmin Ahmad at Kong Heng
Donation and support to Yasmin Ahmad's legacy.
Interesting photos from the gallery

"Energy cannot be destroyed.
It just takes on different forms." Yasmin Ahmad.

Tonight (24th Dec.), we will be celebrating Christmas Eve
and tomorrow (25th Dec.) we will be celebrating
the birth of Jesus Christ, the Messiah (our Saviour).


Long ago God spoke in many different ways to our fathers
through the prophets, in visions, dreams, and even face to face,
telling them little by little about his plans.
But now in these days he has spoken to us through his Son
to whom he has given everything and through whom
he made the world and everything there is.
(Hebrews 1:1-2, The Living Bible-TLB)


  1. Replies
    1. Didn't have the time to browse through the titles.

  2. interesting photos...

    Merry Christmas

  3. Like the safe deposit box and vault. Interesting place to check out books. We dobt have bookXcess here.

  4. ...Nancy, such neat signs and it's wonderful to see that books are still popular with people! Thanks for sharing and I send warmest Christmas greeting to you.

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    1. Thank you, Francisco. Merry Christmas to you too.

  6. There is book xcess in kl and pj but not as interesting as this branch in your post.

  7. I could get lost in there, I would spend all my time browsing!

    Merry Christmas to you and yours, Nancy.

    1. This is a great place for those who love to read.

  8. Amazing place.

    Nancy, I wsh you and your family a very blessed Merry Christma my wonderful friend.

    Cruisin Paul

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  10. Joy to the World...the Lord is come! Wanted to come wish you a Merry Christmas...

    1. Thank you, Rose. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

  11. Blessings to you at Christmas!
    Thanks for joining us at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2019/12/merry-christmas.html

  12. What a strange and interesting place. Wishing you a wonderful Christmas!!

  13. That looks like such a fascinating bookstore.

    A blessed and beautiful Merry Christmas to you!

  14. I love book shops and this one seems rather interesting. Have a merry Christmas. Blessings throughout the New Year.

    1. Thank you. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

  15. There is a Bookxcess at Starling Mall, so I can go there often. I used to wonder what it is and now I know that they sell old titles at discounted prices. Quite worth it.

    1. I have yet to check out the titles of the books.

  16. I like to read books very much! Thanks for the wonderful post)))

  17. So interesting! Loved how they used the neon signs to quirkily lead people to the correct place.

    1. Yes, and also how you take the meaning of the signs.


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