Bookstores around Southeast Asia

Join the movement to keep your local independent bookstore thriving!

Independent bookstores are the lifeblood of our communities, the beating heart of culture and knowledge. They are more than just places of commerce—they are holy sanctuaries for the exchange of ideas, for the nourishment of the soul, and for the fostering of human connection. Within the walls of these esteemed establishments, one can discover new worlds, expand the boundaries of one’s understanding, and find solace in the written word.

As André Malraux so poignantly stated, “A book is not only a friend, it makes friends for you. When you have possessed a book with mind and spirit, you are enriched. But when you pass it on you are enriched threefold.” Independent bookstores are the keepers of this enriching experience, and it is our duty as members of a civilized society to support and preserve them. For they are the guardians of literature and learning, the stewards of the written word, and the cornerstone of a thriving community.