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Top 5 Rare Places To Find Books In Singapore

We have heard of places like BooksActually and Kinokuniya. These are still our go-to place whenever we are craving for some lovely dose of afternoon poetry or indulgence in creative magazines. However, did you know that there are more places than you can imagine when it comes to finding books in Singapore?

Here are the Top 5 Rare Places To Find Books In Singapore if you ever feel like travelling out of your comfort zone in seach of good reads:

1. Ever New Bookstore

Located in the heart of all things craft and books, EverNewBookstore offers a range of used books such as classic literature, biographies and travelling books. You may even find old school comics like Garfield, Popeye, Wonder Woman and many more. It also offers hot picks like The Hunger Games.

Visit them at: 231 Bain Street Bras Basah Complex, #01-07 Singapore 180231

2. Basheer Graphic Books

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Basheer Graphic Books is home to arts, design, animal and architecture books. There are also social media related materials for gurus and learners. If you are a design student looking for inspiration or an individual exploring new materials, this is the place for you. Some highlights are issues from independent magazines like Kinfolk and VNA (Very Nearly Almost), as well as local creations from Working Title & Co. The store also carries pop culture titles and minimalist photo books for all to enjoy.

Visit them at: 231 Bain Street Bras Basah Complex, #04-19 Singapore 180231

3. Cat Socrates

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Known as a quirky home décor shop with a resident cat, it is not unlikely to find books here as they offer titles from local authors and art collectives such as Urban Sketchers. Also, be sure to pick up creative activity sketchbooks, especially the ones about cats!

Recommended for all cat and art lovers.

Visit them at: 231 Bain Street Bras Basah Complex, #02-25 Singapore 180231

4. Woods In The Books

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An independent picture bookshop, Woods In The Books offers handpick classics, picture books and graphic novels for all ages. When visiting Woods In The Books, get to enjoy not only the selection of interesting visual reads, but also the fine illustrations on its walls.

Recommended for anyone who wants a cosy escape!

Visit them at:

3 Yong Siak Street                                               Singapore 168642

5. Magpie

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An independent retailer of art and literature magazines, Magpie is a homegrown creation. It features and sells the coolest magazines for all arts lovers out there. There are also magazines that cater to specific interests and issues such as travel, craft, photography and feminism.

Visit to discover a new read today!

Magpie can also be found at various pop up markets.

Writer: Racy Lim

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