It has been more than 20 years and that shopkeeper still remembers me! I obtained her permission to take some photos of the shop.
The shop only has Chinese novels now. It used to rent out English novels such as Mills & Boons and Silhouette. Being a teenager, I was very engrossed in those English romance books and couldn't stop fantasizing about marrying a handsome & charming Mat Salleh.
The shopkeeper told me those who rent the Chinese romance storybooks (RM1.50 per book) are middle aged "aunties".
My daughter who loves needlework and sewing bought many ribbons and buttons there. I told her I'll bring her to that shop on each trip back to Muar.
What a wonderful little shop. It has helped to nurture my dreamy soul with its romance books, and inspire my daughter's creativity with its colorful ribbons and buttons.