Our Mission

OUR MISSION: To develop Malaysian writing, literature and publishing to internationally-recognised standards.

Silverfish Books, the bookstore, was established in 1999 as an independent shop focused on literature, philosophy, and Malaysian writing in English -- areas which were either neglected or not addressed adequately by mainstream bookstores. We set out to establish a bookstore 'for people who like to read by people who read'; a book-boutique where all titles are individually selected, with many unavailable in any 'mega' store anywhere. We are committed to good reading and good writing. On our website we have an online bookshop with a selection of Malaysian Literature in English.

At Silverfish Books, we are the leading publishers of Malaysian writing in English. The first book was Silverfish New Writing 1 -- an anthology of short stories from Malaysia, Singapore and beyond, which attracted post-colonial writers from all over the world – published in the year 2000.

At a Silverfish Event

We are, simultaneously, publishers, a bookstore, and an education centre. As publishers, we are a little old-fashioned. We sit with our authors and go through every manuscript, line by line, and word by word. It is time consuming but rewarding, because every book counts.

Opening hours for our brick/mortar store (above) in Kuala Lumpur: Daily: 10.00am to 10.00pm.

All emails will be answered in a timely manner during our working hours. Please note that from time to time books will be reprinted or revised. On rare occasions customers may receive an updated revised book which may have a revised cover, or other small changes, from what we have advertised. By purchasing the book from Silverfish Books you agree that you are happy to receive a revised edition.

We offer the following delivery options:

a) Store pick-up. Select this option if you -- or someone else you trust -- can pick your books up from our brick-and-mortar store.
b) Normal registered mail. This is the most economical form of delivery we offer, but delivery to some destinations can take up to four (4) weeks. Do not choose this if you are in a hurry.
c) Please email us if you require Express Shipping, and we'll send you a quote.
d) Please notify us of items not received within a reasonable period. A replacement will be sent if, after a trace, it is determined that it is the fault of Silverfish Books.

Please choose the shipping mode you prefer before you checkout.

All orders placed will be sent to the address specified at time of ordering, please check your delivery address before you place the order. We accept many credit and debit cards, payment by PayPal and check/money order/direct bank-in (for Malaysian customers only). Orders are normally sent by Pos Malaysia Airmail (registered) or Citylink (within Peninsula Malaysia).

Silverfish Books
20-2F, (2nd Floor), Bangsar Village 2, Bangsar Baru,Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +603-228 448 37, +603-220 11 758

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