An independent bookseller with a great range of fiction and literature, while the non-fiction range is also good. BooksActually also has the largest collection in town of Singapore literature, including some out-of-print titles, as well as a sister store, Polymath & Crust.
Mon 11am-6pm, Tue-Fri 11am-9pm, Sat 10am-9pm, Sun 10am-6pm
9 Yong Siak Street
6222 9195

Basheer Graphic Books

Specialist bookstore dealing predominantly with design books and architectural and photographic collections. Also does a good line in cult and alternative magazines.
Mon-Sat 10am-8pm, Sun 11am-6:30pm
#04-19 Bras Basah Complex
231 Bain Street
6336 0810

Littered With Books

A former shophouse that is now a splendid bookstore with immense charm. Comfortably decorated, it is always welcoming, and there is a good range of thrillers, sci-fi and fantasy, children’s and travel books, along with an excellent non-fiction collection.
Mon-Thu 12 noon-8pm, Fri 12 noon-9pm, Sat 11am-9pm, Sun 11am-8pm
20 Duxton Raod
6220 6824

Woods in the Books

Expect to find an excellent range of children’s books, including a significant collection of fine illustrated works. Also a popular destination for comics and graphic novels, and the rather spare furnishings add to to vibe.
Tue-Sat 11am- 8pm, Sun 11am-6pm
3 Yong Siak Street
6222 9980


The largest bookstore in the city, stocking over 50,000 international titles. You’ll find books in English, Japanese, Chinese, French and German, as well as a range of magazines and music CDs. Also, a great place to go for Manga and the like.
The main store is on Orchard Road, although there are also branches at River Valley Road
(#03-50 Liang Court) and Bugis Junction (200 Victoria Street, #03-09 Bugis Junction).
Sun-Fri 10am-9.30pm, Sat-10am-10pm
#03-09/10/15 Ngee Ann City
391 Orchard Road
6737 5021

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