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No. 9 Yong Siak Street Tiong Bahru Estate, Singapore 168645, Singapore
+65 6222 9195
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What a wonderful store. Great range of books with many hard to find titles from Russian literature... read more

Reviewed 6 May 2017
David T
via mobile
a really memorable place

If you are a book lover, this place is definitely a worth visit ones! Honestly, I only went to... read more

Reviewed 26 April 2017
Jakarta, Indonesia
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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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  • Average1%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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No. 9 Yong Siak Street Tiong Bahru Estate, Singapore 168645, Singapore
+65 6222 9195
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Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful store. Great range of books with many hard to find titles from Russian literature to American westerns and also local authors and guides to Singapore.

Thank David T
Reviewed 26 April 2017

If you are a book lover, this place is definitely a worth visit ones! Honestly, I only went to Tiong Bahru because my friend told me about this place. It took us about 10 mins to walk from the mrt station and try to find...More

Thank belladinavictoria
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

A friend's recommendation led me to this bookshop and it didn't disappoint. What would have been good to know, however, is that they have hard to find English publications by authors from Singapore and other parts of Asia. They are hard to find, at least...More

Thank worldwideanna
Reviewed 4 April 2017

There was no sign or what so ever about this place. Collections of book was amazing. Most Titles are something I've never heard of. Place was really small and packed, but the arrangement was neat and clean. Expect to spend more than 1 hour since...More

Thank mbulss
Reviewed 20 February 2017

I was looking for something a little different in Singapore. Not far from the Tiong Bahru market, BooksActually sells a number of books by local authors. Plus, there is a book vending machine outside the store, but the books are wrapped, so you don't know...More

1  Thank electro35
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Not that difficult to find (mind you, they are on G. Maps!) Amazing selection from local authors, carefully selected reads from the world. Their own imprint - "Math Paper Press" offers a great selection from local writers. They also do carry certain titles from other...More

Thank yewys
Reviewed 5 February 2017

A terrific surprise in one of Singapore's most wanderer-friendly neighborhoods -- lots of house-published literature and poetry and sketchbooks, along with funky shadow-box and other small-object arts. Eminently browsable.

Thank highway_song
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

A wonderful local bookstore for book lovers, it's small but full of interesting books and even vintage arts and books , I would like to spend hours walking around , I just like it~

Thank Julie S
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Found previous ratings interesting so decided to visit this store. Difficult to find, sign out front is mostly gone. Enter, no greeting from either staff. Back room filled with old bottles--nothing interesting. Books mostly vanity press productions. Inquire about old books about Singapore--nothing. In ten...More

Thank Mauicruiser
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

bought a few cute souvenirs from here - antiques that I would've found in my grandma's old home + a fantastic local graphic novel series called 'the resident tourist'

Thank R8G8
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