It's a sad reality, but a lot of businesses have been forced to close down due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The latest to join the list in a little bookshop located in Ampang.
Business has been bad
reported that Reader's Paradise, a small neighbourhood bookstore located inside Ampang Point, was forced to close due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
As such, they will be offering a 50 per cent discount on all books until the first week of July.
Its owner, Harjeet Sidhu, told the news portal that he would be shutting down Reader's Paradise by mid-July after operating for almost six years.
The 62-year-old said that the bookshop has been struggling to stay afloat, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, and he was left with no choice to close it down and sell the books at a discounted price.
“The remainder of the books that have not been sold would be donated to charities,” he was quoted as saying.
Reader's Paradise, said Harjeet, started off as rental-based platform where readers were able to rent books from a range of RM7 to RM10 for a month.
However, as Malaysians generally do not read a lot and people are shifting towards reading e-books, business was not good, but Harjeet wanted to continue because of his passion for books.
So, if you're looking to get some new books to read, head on over to Reader's Paradise and help Harjeet out, yeah?