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Singapore is the place to be for bookworms; with dozens of book stores in this modern city-state, there’s everything you’ll need. From large shops you can get lost in, to small independents with a resident cat, Singapore has it all. Check them out…
Now with several locations dotted around the inner-city areas of Singapore, from the bustling strips of Orchard Road to the iconic side walks of Raffles Boulevard (not to mention more recent expansions into neighboring Malaysia), Times Bookstore is now unquestionably one of the most recognisable literary brands in all of Singapore. Times actually started life as a humble terminal book shop in the city’s Changi Airport, but now offers several unique spaces around town, where customers can browse collections of best-sellers and academic books alike whilst lounging on cosy furniture in a chilled-out setting.
290 Orchard Rd, 04-41 Paragon, Singapore, +65 6836 6182
Books Actually is one of Singapore’s best independent book stores, specializing in classic, home-grown Singaporean literature alongside other rare and obscure editions. They also sell vintage, hand-made stationery like post cards, notebooks and pencils. This shop is a bit off-the-beaten-track, but oozes a certain boho-hipster charm, boasts a cool, stripped-down style and hosts countless literary events – totally worth the visit!
Books Actually, 9 Yong Siak St, Singapore, +65 6222 9195
Located in downtown Singapore is Basheer Graphic Books, a one-stop shop for all titles relating to graphic design. Whether it’s architecture, fashion, typography or other related disciplines, this is the place to go to scratch that creative itch. What’s more, with a layout that places row upon row of tome and journal before every customer, this makeshift stall-style emporium of graphic knowledge is a real pleasure to browse through.
Holding regular events such as writers’ talks and book launches, this bright little bookstore and café supports Singaporean arts and culture at a grass-roots level. Located inside the Singapore Arts House, this is a local favorite that’s great for hitting to simply browse through the cutting-edge side of the country’s literary talent, enjoy a coffee and chat with locals of a similar mindset.
Earshot, 1 Old Parliament Lane, The Arts House, Singapore, +65 6338 8220