Local indie bookstores sold more books, but still need to dig deep to survive MCO

Tintabudi Bookshop founder Nazir Harith Fadzilah says that lessons from last year and the first MCO will prove to be invaluable in getting through the pandemic challenges in the coming months. Photo: The Star/Muhamad Shahril Rosli

When the first movement control order (MCO) was implemented last March, people found new and creative ways to keep themselves busy at home. Seemingly overnight, many jumped aboard the home baking and cooking experimentation bandwagon.

As they braced themselves for an extended period of home isolation, books flew off the shelves at bookstores as people resolved to read more or finally get to that book they have been putting off reading.

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