Bookshops in Penang reopen, but many owners predict a tough road to recovery


Gerakbudaya Bookshop Penang, located within the Hikayat arts centre on Beach Street in George Town, welcomed customers on July 9 after the long hiatus. Photo: Gerakbudaya Bookshop Penang

Life is trickling back into George Town, Penang as bookshops in the heritage city reopen after two months in lockdown.

The state entered Phase Two of the National Recovery Plan on Friday (July 7) that allows for shops selling books and stationery to open their doors to the public.

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