A queer bookstore you have to visit in Kuala Lumpur; The Junk Bookstore.

I visited the Junk Bookstore yesterday at Jalan Tun H.S Lee, 2 minutes walk from Pasar Seni Kuala Lumpur. It’s situated in a quiet row of shops. Parking was a little hard, if you are planning to visit the shop, you have to either park in Pasar Seni or park illegally in front of the bookstore itself.

The bookstore is a very old store, it was opened 20+ years ago, the store smell of aging books and i’m sure it would melt book lovers.

They dont only sell books, they also sell Vinyls that differ in price range.

The books are secondhand books, and they were at reasonable prices.

You should expect the books to be musty upon buying and not something brand new.

Vinyls and music records

It’s fun to explore the bookstore, books are everywhere and it’s not really well-ordered but that’s what makes this bookstore queer. You should take your time when visiting this bookstore.


This bookstore is two storey high and you can find out of print books, comics and all sort of books here. Mostly rare and used.


There are just a gem full category of books, from fiction, non-fiction, comic, astrology, spiritual, business, and self-help. All books are plastic wrapped.


If you are planning to give this unfamiliar bookstore a visit, here’s a few information I am glad to provide;

Store Name: The Junk Bookstore.

Address: 78, Jalan Tun H S Lee, 50050 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Phone:+60 3-2078 3822

Parking: At Pasar Seni (From Pasar Seni, you need to walk to Jalan Tun H.S Lee, which would take around 2 minutes)

Business Hours:
Monday to Friday – 8:30am to 5pm,

Saturday – 8:30am to 2pm
(Closed on Sunday & Public Holiday)


5 thoughts on “A queer bookstore you have to visit in Kuala Lumpur; The Junk Bookstore.

  1. Jubo

    it makes me wonder though. what make you to label it as ‘queer’. was it own by woman or simply the visitors was mostly woman. or is it being organised by a ‘queer’ movement or something like that. i know that this is kinda a hot/taboo topic in malaysia so that may be why you do not elaborate it further but honestly it make me wonder about it.. was it something to do with any what i’d mention or it just simply mean ‘odd’ which is another meaning for it.

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