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No. 9 Yong Siak Street Tiong Bahru Estate, Singapore 168645, Singapore
+65 6222 9195
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Great bookstore with not just mainstream literature but a wide variety, focus on S’pore and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Rubysoul
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Cologne, Germany
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Neighborhood bookstore focuses on Asian authors

If you're looking for mass market paperbacks, go elsewhere. This neighborhood classic in one of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
DCDonna
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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BOOKSACTUALLY (est. 2005) is an independent bookstore specializing in Fiction and Literature. This includes Poetry, Essays, Literary Journals, alongside obscure, critical works and antique/rare editions. We also stock titles from various subjects we like: History, Biography, Current Affairs, Human Sciences, Math/Natural Sciences, Travel Narrative, Food Narrative, Aesthetics, Music and Film. BooksActually also houses the largest collection of Singapore literary publications including some out-of-print titles.
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“tiong bahru” (14 reviews)
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No. 9 Yong Siak Street Tiong Bahru Estate, Singapore 168645, Singapore
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+65 6222 9195
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great bookstore with not just mainstream literature but a wide variety, focus on S’pore and slightly edgy books - a special treat in Singapore! Afterwards have a coffee and an excellent local cake ( kue gula Melaka) in the restaurant on the corner...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're looking for mass market paperbacks, go elsewhere. This neighborhood classic in one of Singapore's oldest estate neighborhoods stocks primarily English-language books by Asian authors and even publishes Singapore's top writers. Grab a copy of one of their yearly anthologies of Singaporean authors and...More

Thank DCDonna
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

This is the store to go for some very cool books. The neighbourhood its in is also nice to walk around, with lots of cute little stores. The bookstore itself is stocked full of books by local authors in English, so you can pick up...More

Thank Taylor M
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Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

not a place to get the top international fiction n non-fiction books. this place focus on local theme and Asian theme books, with interesting titles. heard they also have occasionally meet and greet with the author sometimes. besides the books, they also sell souvenirs such...More

Thank Yes P
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Reviewed 7 May 2018

Indeed a great find! I love the vibe of this bookshop, and actually met the friendly owner and their two (rather grumpy) cats, Lemon and Pico. Their book collection is nice and rather obscure. I like how they especially highlighting local writers, indie publishers, and...More

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Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

What a great find. We read about this neighbourhood in the Lonely Planet about Singers. I loved the neighboorhood with its young population of locals mixed with a dash of expats. The bookshop is a great experience. Local authors with unique stories and a fantastic...More

1  Thank Bimini39
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Reviewed 17 January 2018

It's a must visit for literature lover. I was literally dragged to leave this heaven. I purchase their Singaporean Literature and book bag. If you walk further to the back you will find out another treasure.

Thank Elizabeth h
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Reviewed 23 November 2017

Nestled in the quaint, hipster neighbourhood of Tiong Bahru, this humble bookstore boasts an awesome selection of Singaporean writers, and the most intelligent collection of good books for savvy readers anyway. Also look out for create and nostalgic local souvenirs. Don't forget to say hello...More

Thank Adrian T
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Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

This bookshop might be the best one I’ve ever set foot on. I didn’t find it easy to come across somewhere to buy a book in Singapore so I looked on the internet and found this one. Is a bit out of way for tourists,...More

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Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

My first time travelling to Singapore and it is great experience to come here. Even the store is small but I like to stay for a while. Its not just a book, you can find a lot off stuff behind the cashier desk. Totally love...More

Thank Abdul Haris M
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