POST is your independent, alternative space for books and dialogues. It is located on the upper floor of Pasar Santa, a traditional market in Jakarta Selatan. The bookshop is open regularly every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 3—8pm, sometimes earlier when we have events.
POST is an alternative bookshop in a way that the books are personally handpicked by the owners and bookshop keepers. It could be the very books we have read and find provoking, or books we find intriguing based on the recommendations of our trusted friends and fellow bookworms. Our little wish is to provide a space for books, local or imported, new or pre-loved, that are rather difficult to find in major bookstores. That is why at POST not only can you find books by both Anglophone and non-Anglophone authors, but also browse through interesting titles from Indonesian independent publishers, such as Banana, Marjin Kiri, Kakatua, Ultimus, et cetera. And should you want to find even more particular books, the people of POST would be glad to hunt them for you.
Our love for books runs as deep as our desire to connect with people through conversations. POST provides just the safe space for that. Together with friends, we kindle ideas, share experiences, and ultimately, cook collaborations and hold gatherings. One of our most frequent gatherings is #MenulisdiPasar, an intimate writing workshop where new writers could feel welcomed to show their true colors and experiment. We’ve explored many different kinds of writing, from short stories to opinions, from narrative travel writing to writing from a feminist perspective. POST has also hosted book launches, a reading club called Critics Anonymous, bookshop takeovers with various collaborators, and many more.
Once in a while, we pack our books and get out of our cozy little kiosk for a Pop-Up Bookshop at cafes or events. Follow us through Instagram and Twitter to see what we have up our sleeves. Through books and dialogues, we hope to be a hub that introduces, or extends, the good news of the fascinating written words.