Twigs @ 163 Retail Park
A ONe OF A KIND Bookstore For The Family
As long-time suppliers of gifts and stationery to other bookstores, it was only natural that Winnie Poh and Michelle Cheong dreamt of opening a bookstore of their own. Thus, it wasn’t surprising that when the opportunity presented itself, they opened Twigs, a bookstore for the family. Its grand opening on 15th March 2019 was commemorated with an auspicious lion dance and celebrated with friends and families.
Why ‘Twigs’? Well, we couldn’t explain it better ourselves. According to the pair, they were inspired by the very idea of a growing twig that shoots out from a strong and solid tree. They aspire to nurture readers among young children as a means to equip them with the right knowledge and attitude which will then allow the children to grow in stature and be positive contributors to society. Even the interior of the bookstore is designed in a very family-friendly manner with enough space for children and also parents to read and discover new books while being surrounded by a creative environment that effectively dispels boredom.
Twigs is definitely a great addition to the neighbourhood. Not only are all their items and merchandise hand-picked and carefully selected, the store is also Malaysia’s sole distributor for a stationery brand called Zipit from the US. They carry products from exclusive brands like Teddy House (Thailand) and Caroline Gardner (UK). In addition, their greeting cards are all handmade and imported from Europe. Not to mention, their wrapping papers are locally designed and completely unique. A visit to this bookstore is a must if you are bored of the generic gifts and stationery offered by other stores.