BookXcess at RexKL

BookXcess at RexKL

One of the most Instagram-worthy places in Kuala Lumpur is the RexKL BookXcess store, which opened in late November of 2021.

Malaysians and visitors coming to KL can have the same amazing Instagram, TikTok or Facebook photos of this unique bookshop, similar to the world-famous Starfield Library in Seoul, Korea.

BookXcess at RexKL

BookXcess Store RexKL
This is now one of the most Instagrammable and TikTok places in Malaysia.

Opened at the end of November 2021, BookXcess has taken the second floor of RexKL in Jalan Petaling to open its unique and creatively designed bookstore.

Since the opening, thousands of Malaysians have made their way here to take photos of this Instagram-worthy place to be shared online.

BookXcess at RexKL occupies the upper floor of the old Rex Cinema, which housed first-class seats and a projector room.

Well, some of the younger generations will never see how it really was back in the days of old cinema. But I am glad that they managed to preserve this cinema building.

Instagram Worthy Photos of BookXcess at RexKL

Rex Cinema KL
RexKL is an old-school cinema in the Petaling Street area of old KL.

Book Excess Rex Cinema KL
As you enter RexKL, you will be greeted by a directory. The bookshop is on level 2.

Entrance Display BookXcess at RexKL
The main entrance into BookXcess is on level 2.

Rex KL BookXcess Jalan Petaling
The upper level of the bookshop is where you will find the famous Instagram spots.

RexKL BookXcess Store Instagram
From different angles, you will be able to capture beautiful photos.

Rex Cinema Kuala Lumpur Original
The upper section used to be First Class of Rex Cinema, where the big screen was on the left of the hall, and the bottom floor was the economy or 2nd and 3rd class seating.

Famous Bookshop in Kuala Lumpur
Highly Instagrammable and popular among everyone who visits here.

Famous Library Bookshop Kuala Lumpur RexKL
How can you not want to take a photo here and share it on Instagram, TikTok or Facebook?

Where is BookXcess RexKL?

RexKL is located on Jalan Sultan, just opposite the KFC and is a stand-alone building once the former Rex Cinema. Refer to the map above for exact directions here.

The cinema has been converted into a lifestyle hub offering various boutique-concept shops on the mezzanine and first floor, a bookstore on the second floor and a series of modern-concept hawkers and cafes on the lower floor.

RexKL Address
80, Jalan Sultan,
City Centre,
50000 Kuala Lumpur

All the photos featured here were taken with my Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus smartphone and edited minimally.


RexKL BookXcess is located along Jalan Petaling in the Chinatown area of Kuala Lumpur and is open six days a week. They are closed every Monday and business hours are 10.00 AM to 10.00 PM.

It is also part of my Kuala Lumpur Photowalk series and one of the exciting places for locals and visitors to Malaysia.

If you have seen those beautiful social media photos of a bookstore in Kuala Lumpur, this is the place where you can get your photos. Also, remember that they actually sell books there, and this is not just a place to take pictures.

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Blogging since 2007, but writing online since 1997. I belong to the 1st generation of worldwide bloggers, which is of course old-school. Since 2008, I created Malaysia Asia and this travel, flood, gadget and lifestyle blog has won numerous physical awards from tourism boards around Malaysia. (Not those online awards). After 12 years of blogging, I have semi-retired and now blog about things I like, do product reviews and enjoy life. My work has been featured in Lonely Planet, CNN Travel, Yahoo Travel, Wall Street Journal, and many other international publications. Find out more about me and thank you.

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