Silverfish Books


Silverfish Books

Silverfish Books was established in 1999 as an independent shop focussed on literature, philosophy, and Malaysian writing in English – areas which were either neglected or not addressed adequately by mainstream bookstores. We’re essentially a book-boutique for readers BY readers, and all our titles are painstakingly (and arguably lovingly) hand-selected, with many unavailable in any ‘mega’ store anywhere – we* are* serious and committed to good, quality reading and writing.

We are also the leading publishers of Malaysian writing in English – our very first book, Silverfish New Writing 1 (published in 2000), is an anthology of short stories from Malaysia, Singapore and beyond, which attracted post-colonial writers from all over the world. We’re simultaneously, publishers, a bookstore, and an education center.

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