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Exciting Indie Publishers of Penang

Areca Books Founded by Khoo Salma Nasution and her husband Abdur-Razzaq Lubis, Areca Books, an independent publisher cum bookstore, set up shop in 2005. The publishing house has over 40 titles focusing on social history,…

She who wants to see Penang at its classic best

George Town native Khoo Salma Nasution @ Khoo Su Nin, 55, wears many hats in championing the Penang capital’s colonial era heritage. She was the president of Penang Heritage Trust, and prior to that was…

Sutan Puasa, a review by the Malaysian Historical Society

Buku berjudul Sutan Puasa: Founder of Kuala Lumpur setebal 615 halaman ditulis oleh Abdur-Razzaq Lubis dan diterbitkan oleh Areca Books. Buku ini dipercayai akan menimbulkan debat tentang siapa sebenarnya membuka Kuala Lumpur. Abdur-Razzaq menyatakan buku ini…

Areca Books has a new outlet !

The staff and management of Areca Books are pleased to announce that our new bookstore at 72 Lebuh Acheh, George Town, Penang is now open. It is located in the heart of the George…

12 June 2018: IFLA invitation

An invitation to the satellite meeting of The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) World Library & Information Congress 2018. Hosted by Areca Books. On behalf of the organisers we would like to…

The memoirs of the last British headmaster of PFS

2016 will surely be remembered for some momentous events. However I am not talking about Brexit or the results of US Presidential Election. I am referring instead to the bi-centenary celebrations of Penang Free…

This is KL’s real founder

So says Abdur-Razzaq Lubis in his new book on the entrepreneur Sutan Puasa. SOME authors have a long list of things they would like their readers to take away from their book. Not this man. Independent…

Zooming in on living heritage

Guests inquiring about the ‘Traditional Trades of Penang’ book after its launching at The Star Pitt St. in George Town. TRADITIONAL trades that are often overlooked in Penang have been beautifully captured and documented in…

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