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BooksActually, Singapore

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BooksActually (est. 2005) is an independent bookstore specialising in Literature (including obscure and critical works). In our bookstore, you can often find literary trinkets in the form of stationery and other lovely tchotchkes. We publish and distribute books under our imprint Math Paper Press. We also hand-stitch notebooks and produce stationery under Birds & Co.

BooksActually is now housed at No. 9 Yong Siak Street, in the heart of Tiong Bahru. Come, say hello !

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  • As a former employee of a small, independent bookstore who has since spent much of his life abroad in countries where bookstores are not really -- or are no longer really -- a thing, walking into Book...  more »
  • Such a cool gay friendly bookstore in Tiong Bahru neighborhood. Had a ton of local books and a big variety of different reads to choose from. Ended up going twice and buying 3 books. Friendly, helpful...  more »
  • If you love books and vintage items, BooksActually is definitely the place to visit. Interesting collection. Definitely returning to this bookstore!  more »
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  • This bookshop is an absolute gem. Firstly, you can find a lot of local authors here. It's great that there is such strong support for up and coming local talent. Secondly, they carry a great variety of books; I almost always find what I'm looking for. Finally, they also have an adorable section of antiques and trinkets. Buying books in person is so much better, so go support a fantastic local business and keep your eyes open for the resident cats.
  • Quaint and cute place with a really great niche variety of books. Worth a visit and more!! Also a great place to pick out a nice gift for a hipster friend.
  • Interesting selection they have. For book lover who wants local read and quirky titles. Not your traditional bookstore. :)
  • This tiny bookstore packs in tons of great reads. International options, mostly fiction, but a nice back room of nonfiction and vintage books as well. I was particularly impressed by the selection of local poetry and short story collections. I couldn't help myself-- I bought so much I might need a new suitcase to get them all home!
  • One of the best bookstores I've ever visited. They've got a great collection of local authors (many of their books are published by BooksActually). I also love the poems pinned to the shelves. A must if you're in this area.
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