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Established in 1984, POPULAR has grown leaps and bounds into a household name in Malaysia over the decades – and we have been promoting and encouraging reading ever since. Today, we are recognised and listed by the Malaysian Book of Records, as Malaysia’s largest bookstore chain, with over 800,000 square feet of retail space. In fact, today we have 100 POPULAR outlets located nationwide, with 5 mega stores in Klang Valley, Penang and Johor Bahru.

As a trilingual bookstore, we offer a wide variety of books in English, Chinese and Malay languages, as well as school textbooks and revision books. In addition, we also offer a large selection of magazines, stationery, Gadgets & IT peripherals, as well as gifts, CDs & DVDS and many more!

To make our products more accessible and reading simply easier, POPULAR has launched the POPULAR Online bookstore (www.popularonline.com.my) in 2015; where a plethora of English, Chinese, Malay books, Text & Assessments, Stationery, CD-RAMA and Gadgets & IT are always available for our customers to shop and choose from. Hence, POPULAR will continue to grow our online bookstore, so that customers can enjoy benefits not only in our physical outlets, but at POPULAR Online, too.

In year 2019, POPULAR has launched POPULAR MY App, which offers our members value-enhancing features such as e-membership, event updates, rewards and gifts, transaction tracking, store-locating, and more.

In additional to retailing, POPULAR Book Company (M) Sdn Bhd has 2 other core businesses: Book distribution and Publishing.

POPULAR is continuously re-inventing ourselves to become a customer-centric and dynamic retailer of the new millennium.


To serve people and to grow with society, symbiotically.


To be a leading dynamic entity. 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.



People are our customers, the reason of our existence. People are our employees, our greatest asset.


We serve our customers proactively, through open communication.


We provide our customers quality products at value-for-money prices.


We respect our people and we promote teamwork.


We lead by commitment, integrity and competence.


We strive for excellence, fostering a culture of quality in our company.


We encourage, recognise and reward our people for exemplary performance.

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