For someone who loves reading, a steady supply of reading materials is extremely important. Whether you’re looking for a modern tale or an old classic, this article will help you find the best bookstores in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Contact Information of Best Bookstores in Jakarta
|S.No.||Name of bookstores||Website||Contact Number|
|2||Aksara Store||___||+62 21 7199288|
|3||Gramedia||http://www.gramedia.com/||+62 21 23580081|
|4||Kinokuniya||https://www.kinokuniya.com/||+62 21 23580100|
|5||Books & Beyond||http://booksbeyond.co.id/||+62 21 75920351|
|6||Periplus||https://www.periplus.com/||+62 21 31937666|
|8||Gerai Salihara||http://www.salihara.org/||+62 877-7591-3878|
|10||Toko Gunung Agung||http://www.tokogunungagung.com/beta/||+62 21 72781427|
|11||Paperclip||http://www.paperclip.co.id/||021 5700 069|
|12||Art and Science||___||+62 21 23581221|
|13||Mentari Books||http://www.mentarigroups.com/mentaristore/||+62 21 58302871|
|15||Hardy Bookstore||___||+62 812-1231-0702|
|16||Favorite Book Store||___||+62 21 62317450|
|17||Open Trolley Bookstore||https://opentrolley.co.id/||+62 21 58357201|
|18||Tempo Bookstore||https://datatempo.co/||62-21 536 0409|
|19||Channel Bookstore||___||+62 812-1832-132|
|20||Dori bookstore||https://dori-bookstore.business.site/||+62 812-8240-0615|
|21||Intermedia||___||+62 21 4531431|
|22||Hallelujah Book Store||___||+62 21 45854140|
|23||Walisongo Bookstore||___||+62 21 3154890|
|24||Bybooks & Friends||http://www.bybooksnfriends.com/||___|
|25||Leksika Bookstore||https://leksikabookstore.com/||+62 21 7818616|
Here’s a list of best 25 Bookstores in Jakarta, ID:
1. Post Bookshop
Located on Santa Market’s upper floor, POST bookshop has a minimalist interior and soothing jazz music, which you can enjoy while reading your favourite book. This independent bookstore that has been around since 2014, and sells selected books with limited stock.
2. Aksara Store
Aksara bookstore provides a collection of English and Indonesian books with literary and fiction genre categories. The books are different from the regular books and well-curated by the Kemang Literature team and help from POST Bookshop.
Gramedia Bookstore is the largest bookstore chain in Indonesia. It is the best source for local books, autobiographies and biographies of prominent Indonesians. Apart from books, they also sell school and office supplies.
Kinokuniya is a Japanese bookstore, which offers a large range of books with titles in English, Indonesian, Japanese and Chinese. You can look for trending Japanese books, mangas, magazines and stationery; they also have a wide variety of import books and magazines for all ages.
5. Books & Beyond
Books & Beyond have 40 stores located in Jakarta, Surabaya, Bali and other major cities in Indonesia. The bookstore is known as one of the best places to buy import books. They offer a privilege card for the members, which can be used to get discounts on books, toys, fancy and gift.
Periplus bookstore in Jakarta offers an extensive list of book titles, including novels, cookbooks, self-help books, children’s books, management, finance, and business books, and more. You can also find magazines and newspapers in English and a couple of European languages.
7. Transit Bookstore
Located at Santa Market, Transit Bookstore is a newcomer independent bookstore in Jakarta. The bookstore just launched its soft opening in December 2018. Unlike its neighbour, the POST Bookshop, Transit Bookstore only focuses on foreign literary books.
8. Gerai Salihara
Gerai Salihara is an independent bookstore in Jakarta, which sells other items along with books, such as DVDs, tumblers, t-shirts, and handicrafts. Mostly they deal in literary works by Indonesian writers, cultural essays, and memoirs, as well as several other rare books which are certainly hard to find at regular bookstores.
9. Seumpama Books
Seumpama Books is an independent publisher and online bookstore in Jakarta, Indonesia. You can find Penguin Classic paperbacks with titles by H.G. Wells and Aldous Huxley at this bookstore. The bookstore also hosts some events for book lovers.
10. Toko Gunung Agung (TGA)
Gunung Agung is known as the national book store chain that has branches in most of the larger cities in Indonesia. They have the best collections for local textbooks, English books, office supplies, art supplies, fancy gifts, and stationery.
Paperclip store in Jakarta, Indonesia provides school supplies collection, local books for kids, and literature collection for adults. You can find many interesting items that make for special gifts at the Paperclip store.
12. Art and Science
Art and Science is a concept store in Jakarta, which is also a collaborative project by 707 and Aksara bookstore. Readers can find local home brands, hard-to-find travel magazines, design coffee table books, cookbooks and the latest on-trend sneakers at this store.
13. Mentari Books
Mentari Books is a small bookstore in Jakarta which sells imported textbooks, English books published by Cambridge, and other great selections of books. The store has lots of parking space, and the staff is extremely friendly and sweet.
14. Mandarin Book Store
If you are looking for a Chinese bookstore at Jakarta, Indonesia, then don’t forget to visit the Mandarin Books Store at Roa Malaka. You can find a wide range of literature books, magazines and kids book in the Mandarin Language at this bookstore.
15. Hardy Bookstore
Hardy Bookstore in Jakarta, Indonesia deals in all kinds of books, including academic books, literature novels, comics, and much more. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful.
16. Favorite Book Store
This bookstore is a popular place in Jakarta to find old and latest English and Mandarin textbooks for schools and universities. Apart from academic books, readers can also find classic literature books at this store.
17. Open Trolley Bookstore
OpenTrolley Bookstore is an online and offline bookstore from Singapore. With a collection of quality book titles totalling more than 10 million international titles, it is one of the largest online bookstores in Indonesia by offering competitive prices and promoting professional services.
18. Tempo Bookstore
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19. Channel Book Store
Channel Bookstore is one of the famous bookstores in Jakarta, mainly popular for its extensive collection of Islamic books and novels.
20. Dori bookstore
The book collection at Dori Bookstore in Jakarta is pretty cheap but of high quality. They even deal with second-hand books selling and purchasing.
21. Intermedia Book Store
The store offers a wide collection of books and novels, along with stationery items and musical instruments. You can even shop for office supplies and gift items from Intermedia Book Store.
22. Hallelujah Book Store
This is the best bookstore in Jakarta for Christianity books and written texts. You can also look for other items like crosses, candles, bible, daily devotions song CDs and much more.
23. Walisongo Bookstore
This bookstore is one of the popular Islamic book stores in Jakarta. The collections are pretty complete, and they also sell an extensive range of herb medicines.
24. Bybooks & Friends
The bookstore provides imported used books, non-fiction and children’s books. You can find old books at a much discounted price at this bookstore in Jakarta.
25. Leksika Bookstore
This bookstore in Jakarta is surrounded by shady trees, making it irresistible for readers to come and grab a good read. The staff of the store is quite friendly and supportive. Read more about Leksika Bookstore in Jakarta
If you happen to pass by one of these stores in Jakarta, try to look around, and you might find a good deal for yourself.