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Love this independent and quirky bookstore

I love this bookstore the first time I see. Although the space isn't big enough and a bit messy but... read more

Reviewed 10 January 2016
Stefi P
Jakarta, Indonesia
A little slice of book heaven

A charming independent bookstore located in the trendy area of Tiong Bahru. I spent about an hour... read more

Reviewed 9 January 2016
Singapore, Singapore
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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...more
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No. 9 Yong Siak Street Tiong Bahru Estate, Singapore 168645, Singapore
+65 6222 9195
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Reviewed 10 January 2016

I love this bookstore the first time I see. Although the space isn't big enough and a bit messy but I this the book variants are many and different from others. The staff are very helpful to recommend me good books.

Thank Stefi P
Reviewed 9 January 2016

A charming independent bookstore located in the trendy area of Tiong Bahru. I spent about an hour in the store browsing through and exploring the books they have to offer. I've wanted to branch out in what I read and I I haven't really explored...More

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Reviewed 26 November 2015 via mobile

If you want to have access to Singaporean authors, this is the place to go. The ambiance is wonderful and the small shop in the back has beautiful vintage trinkets. I highly recommend a visit.

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Reviewed 3 November 2015

If you are looking for Singaporean authors, this is the place to be. It has a lot of literary books, especially poetry. The back room is a studio of memorabilia of sorts. Very interesting.

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Reviewed 28 October 2015

you can find a lot of literature books at here,but they are a little bit expensive but it's still ok.I intend to find some books here but they were sold out(My Pushkin!!!!!!)and at the same time i found the works of Freud and Immanuel Kant...More

Thank PM L
Reviewed 12 October 2015

A quaint little shop with interesting books and gift ideas. There's an impressive collection of carefully curated classics, local and Asian literature, and unique magazines.

Thank Lionelng
Reviewed 29 August 2015 via mobile

I just lived this store. The very first thing you hear is welcome so sweetly. The store has so many titles and ranges. Never seen such a section dedicated to literature. They also have their own title where they support emerging writers. The gift section...More

Thank Debra S
Reviewed 27 June 2015

I've heard about BooksActually since 2014 and just had a chance to finally visited this place and it was awesome! I never thought that Singapore could have some such quirky and great atmosphere for a bookstore. From the entrance, I could straight-away feel homey, looking...More

Thank LinaMartana0809
Reviewed 28 May 2015

interesting details here and there, it's stuffed and full of antiques. since it's in placed in a pretty quite neighborhood , the atmosphere is very relaxing. and while the books mostly unfamiliar, it was refreshing. just don't expect mainstream titles here. and you need to...More

Thank Chairunisa W
Reviewed 16 May 2015

Great collection at BooksActually in the uber trendy neighborhood of Tiong Bahru. Lots of titles you can't find anywhere else, but don't expect to leave with your bank account intact.

Thank John P
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