For most tourists, Singapore is a haven for recreation and shopping. Did you know that Singapore can also be a haven for book lovers? Yes, here you will find various bookstores ranging from large book shops to independent (indie). This time we chose seven independent bookstores that can be references to add new collections on your bookshelf.
BooksActually is the most popular indie bookstore among other bookstores. In fact, it is well-known in the arena of Southeast Asian literature, such as Indonesia and Malaysia. A collection of books from the work of writer Haruki Murakami, JD Salinger, Capote, Nabokov, and Sweeney can be found easily here. Not only selling books, a shop that has been established since 2005 also publishes books in collaboration with local writers and Singaporean artists. A wide variety of stationery and accessories that they themselves are also available here by using brand named Birds & Co. Don’t forget to stop by the back of the store. Because, there will be treasure for you fans of vintage trinkets! Official Website.
9 Yong Siak Street
Basheer Graphic Books
From the name alone, you must have been able to guess the collection of books in this store. Yes, the book collection at Basheer Graphic Books is indeed more specific because they only sell books related to design, such as cartoons, animation, architecture, interior design, illustration, typography, product design, to fashion . So don’t be surprised if this bookstore has been very popular among design students and art activists to find ideas and inspiration. If you are confused about choosing a book, employees at Basheer Graphic Books will always be ready to recommend book titles that are right for you. Get ready with the new book that is mounting after returning from this bookstore. Official Website.
231 Bain Street, Bras Basah Complex # 04-19
Littered with Books
Tucked away between popular restaurants and cafes in the Duxton area, this bookstore is the perfect place to visit after filling your stomach. This two-storey small book shop has a variety of book collections, ranging from non-fiction, fantasy, classics, children’s books, to cookbooks. Littered with Books is also known as a book store with a careful selection level so that the collection of book titles here are unique. Another unique thing is that the book shop owner likes to write short reviews of several books that have been read and pasted on the shelf to attract the attention of visitors. Official Website.
20 Duxton Road
Woods in The Books
Just a few steps from BooksActually, you will find other important bookstores in Singapore, namely Woods in The Books. When you visit this bookstore, your children’s souls are revived through various visual presentations and typical illustrations of children’s books that adorn this shop. Most of the books sold here are indeed children’s books but not mean adults cannot get the targeted collection. A collection of classic books from various world titles and authors is also available here. Some of the books sold by Woods In The Books are also story books written by local authors, such as Series Sherlock Sam and Bobo Cha Cha. This bookstore also often holds workshopsart for children so it is suitable for those of you who want to instill a sense of art and literature to your child. Official Website.
3 Yong Siak Street
For lovers of Southeast Asian culture and history, Select Books must be included in the list of bookstores to visit in Singapore. Because, this bookstore offers a collection of books on Singapore’s political climate to Malaysian culture. Some of the titles you can find here are Imperial China and Its Southern Neighbors and Singapore’s Heritage Through Places of Historical Street. Select Books is also internationally recognized as a bookstore specializing in titles related to the Southeast Asian region. In addition to selling books, this store also often holds reading group meetings to promote the importance of Southeast Asian culture. Official Website.
65 Tantaram Street, St Michael’s Industrial Estate # 02-06
There are no best bookstores besides Gohd Books, where you will find collections of books that are rarely sold elsewhere. Rare books such as the collection of Lord Byron’s poems from the 1800s or Da Vinci’s Codex Madrid books can be easily found in stores that were officially opened in 2009. Another advantage, this bookstore also receives requests for books that you want through its official website. Don’t miss the opportunity to add to your rare book collection! Official Website.
175 Bencoolen Street, Burlington Square #01-37
Comic enthusiasts will of course like this one bookstore. The bookstore tucked away amid the hubbub of Park Lane shopping center sells a diverse collection of comics, such as Marvel and DC superhero comics . Unfortunately, the size of this bookstore is not too broad so you are less flexible if you want to look around the collection here for a long time. Before deciding to visit this store, you should already know in advance the comic you will choose. So, upon arrival at this store, you can immediately take the comic, pay it, then go and enjoy wherever you are. Official Website.
35 Selegie Road, Park Lane Shopping Mall, #B1-22