Jakarta may not be a world-famous literary city, but many great authors and literary works have been born and celebrated in this place. Jakarta also has a growing market of readers with an insatiable hunger for local and international masterpieces beyond the mainstream, many of which require an extra effort to find. Discover the best independent bookstores in Jakarta.
This self-described book studio has an impressive collection of curated vintage classics, including the most treasured Penguin Classic paperbacks. This online-based independent bookshop is a creative answer to a real need for more classic books circulating in Indonesia. It also has a vast collection of non-fictions titles. Seumpama Books can also be found in various events or bazaars in Jakarta.