About Us

Established in January 1984, Popular Book Co. (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. has become a household name in Malaysia and has now grown to 78 stores nationwide.

It is recognised and listed by the Malaysia Book of Records as the largest bookstore chain in Malaysia, with over 700,000 square feet of retail space. 

Popular Book Co. (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. is 100% managed by Malaysians and is strongly positioned as a trilingual bookstore catering for everyone from all walks of life.

POPULAR sells a wide variety of fiction, non-fiction and general interest books in English, Chinese and Malay languages, as well as text & assessments. In addition, it also offers a large selection of stationery, Gadgets & IT products, gift items and CDs & DVDs. 

To make its products more accessible and convenient, POPULAR has also launched the POPULAR Online bookstore (www.popularonline.com.my) in 2015; as well as the POPULAR MY App in 2019. The app offers POPULAR members value-enhancing features such as e-membership, promotion and event updates, rewards and privileges, store-locator, and more.
In 2021, POPULAR joined Shopee to further facilitate its customers’ online accessibility. POPULAR aims to continue growing so that customers can enjoy abundant benefits through our physical stores as well as online platforms.
Its 5 mega stores in the Klang Valley, Penang and Johor Bahru offer a conducive and relaxing ambience for a whole new reading and browsing experience.

In addition to retailing, Popular Book Co. (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. has 2 other core businesses: book distribution and publishing.

POPULAR is continuously reinventing itself to become a customer-centric and dynamic retailer of the new millennium. 

For more information, visit http://www.popularworld.com/en/CoreValues.php

To serve our people, to grow with our society and to mutually benefit from the world.
To be a leader and dynamic company. To provide value-for-money products and quality services to our customers, a pleasant working environment for people, and to be a good corporate citizen.
Core Values


People are our customers, the reason of our existence. People are our employees, our greatest asset.
We approach our work positively through pro-active participation and open communication.
We provide our customers quality products at value-for-money prices.
We respect our people and we promote teamwork.
We lead with commitment, integrity and competence.
We strive for excellence, fostering a quality culture in our company.
We encourage, recognise and reward our people for exemplary performance.
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