Thanks you Indonesian-style education, we continuously see the decline of book industry including book market in Indonesia. Today I visited Palasari — a book market I used to visit regularly in Bandung. Many kiosques have been closed, leaving an almost empty corridor among the closed doors.

Happily I still found a bookseller I with whom I used to spend my time to talk about books here. His book collection in now limited — made it difficult for me to buy books from him. But I’m happy he’s still healthy, and faithfully runs his business with books here.

  • 2024-05-24