Calling all bookworms. We’ve got the lowdown on some of the best and unique stores in Singapore. Whether you’re looking for a modern tale or an old classic, we’ve explored some of the best stores on the island. Here are the best book stores in Singapore!
Times bookstores have a chain of retail outlets across Singapore and Malaysia with a huge variety of books for readers of all ages and interests, including children's, lifestyle and non-fiction books. They also host exciting activities including author appearances, book signings and workshops for customers and membership privileges, so check their website for details.
Times Bookstores, see website for various store locations, www.timesbookstore.com.sg
You will be spoilt for choice at Singapore's largest bookstore, Kinokuniya. You can spend hours getting lost in the maze of books, magazines, DVDs, comics and more at the massive Orchard store. The database can make it easy to find particular titles or just enjoy browsing through the children's section (if you don't get distracted elsewhere!). There are 4 stores across Singapore and are also online.
Kinokuniya, Ngee Ann City, Liang Court, Bugis Junction, Jurong, www.kinokuniya.com.sg
Specializing in Fiction and Literature (including obscure and critical works), Books Actually is one of the original independent boutique bookstores in Singapore. They support local writers with a large collection of Singapore literary publications. You can also find knick knacks and gorgeous hand-stitched notebooks and stationary at their charming boutique in Tiong Bahru and the webstore.
Books Actually, 9 Yong Siak Street, Tiong Bahru, Singapore 168645?, +65 6222 9195 email@example.com, www.booksactually.com
If you love Woods in the Books in Tiong Bahru, then you will certainly love this new store. Owned by the same duo, Mike Foo and Shannon Ong, Books Ahoy is sure to delight. True book lovers will enjoy their unique store design, where books are displayed like pieces of art. They stock picture books, old school classics, new tomes and childhood favorites. Immerse yourself in a copy of The Tiger Who Came To Tea, Zog or Charlie and Lola, and enjoy some quiet reading time. If you’re looking for a birthday gift, they stock some other beautiful items any little one would love to receive.
Books Ahoy!, Forum The Shopping Mall, #02-03, 583 Orchard Road, Singapore, 238884, www.facebook.com/hellobooksahoy
The delightful independent bookstore, Woods In The Books specializes in picture books for all ages. The helpful staff are on hand to suggest age appropriate books. The classic and contemporary books, comics and graphic novels are handpicked by the passionate owners who also display some of their artworks in the thoughtfully arranged stores at Tiong Bahru and Millennia Walk.
Woods in the Books, 3 Yong Siak Street, Tiong Bahru, Singapore 168642, +65 6222 9980, 9 Raffles Boulevard, #02-32 Millennia Walk, Singapore 039596, +65 6337 3385,?firstname.lastname@example.org, www.woodsinthebooks.sg
This independent bookstore in Duxton Hill, Littered with Books, has a carefully selected range of books from many genres including award winning children's books to timeless classics, science fiction, travel and a great selection of contemporary Singaporean fiction. The two-story shophouse has been thoughtfully decorated so grab a cozy corner and immerse yourself in the books.
Littered with Books, 20 Duxton Road, Singapore 089486, +65 6220 6824, email@example.com, www.litteredwithbooks.com
The large retail chain Popular is a one-stop shop with a comprehensive range of books, stationary, art & craft materials, multimedia and audio-visual products. The bookstore carries books ranging from fiction, non-fiction, assessment for primary, secondary and junior college levels so you're sure to find what you need at one of their store locations around Singapore or at the online shop.
Popular, see website for store locations, www.popular.com.sg
Select Books is a leading book distributor in Singapore. They represent a number of Singapore-based as well as overseas publishers, and supply their books to all the major bookstores as well as independent bookstores in Singapore, including Books Kinokuniya, Times, TimesNewsLink, Woods in the Books and Books Actually. Most of their books have an Asian theme to them, so this is a great bookstore if you want to learn about old Singapore.
Select Books, Shop online at www.selectbooks.com.sg
Basheer Graphic Books is a leading supplier of books to Malaysia, Indonesia and Hong Kong. If you don’t see owner Basheer at his shop, it’s probably because he’s away at another Book Fair, getting the latest books for you. Make sure you explore this wonderful emporium of everything Asia. With Basheer’s love of books, you’re bound to find something unique and wonderful.
Basheer Graphic Books, 231 Bain Street, Bras Basah Complex, Singapore, +65 6336 1917
Located inside the Singapore Arts House, this lovely little bookstore is a bookworm’s haven for local literature. They promote Singaporean literature, music and films, and host regular writer’s events, book launches, cocktail parties and musical performances.
Earshot Café, 1 Old Parliament Lane, The Arts House, Singapore, +65 6338 8220
They specialize in French language books old and new. Whether you’ve just started to learn or are fully conversational, they have a wide selection of books. They stock classic and modern books. Inside is calm and stylish, perfect for bookworms who like to browse for a while. Make sure you explore the area too, Tiong Bahru is a treasure trove of unique finds.
The French Bookshop, 55 Tiong Bahru Road, Singapore, http://the-french-bookshop.com/m/
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