Books Kinokuniya Stores in Singapore

Japanese bookstore chain Books Kinokuniya has four locations in Singapore, including a flagship store at Ngee Ann City’s Takashimaya Shopping Centre (391 Orchard Road).

Founded in 1927 in Tokyo, Japan, and in Singapore since 1983, Books Kinokuniya operates a chain of large, well-stocked bookstores.

Books Kinokuniya bookstore Ngee Ann City Takashimaya Shopping Centre Singapore.

In fact, the company’s 33,000 sq. ft. Ngee Ann City branch is one the largest bookstores in entire South East Asia, housing an extensive collection of more than 400,000 quality titles from all over the world that includes English, Japanese, Chinese, French and German publications.

Beyond books and magazines, at Books Kinokuniya, you can also shop for merchandise from a wide range of non-book items, such as stationery, lifestyle goods, collectible toys/figurines, hobby & crafts products, DVDs, and much more.

The flagship bookstore operates as a cultural and multi-experiential hub, where a dedicated event space hosts a diverse range of book launches by local, regional and international authors/artists, cooking and comic art demonstrations, craft-making, vocal performances, cast appearances, storytelling, etc.

Of the three other Kinokuniya bookstore, the Liang Court branch carries a selection more than 150,000 titles within a store space of 13,000 sq. ft., including a selection of English, Japanese and Chinese books, as well as a popular Bargain Alley.

Liang Court bookstore’s specialty are is their stationery section, which carries merchandise mostly imported directly from Japan. With its strong branding with all things Japanese – from the décor to the merchandise range and ambience, Kinokuniya Liang Court has become a favourite worldwide destination for otakus.

Kinokuniya Bugis Junction, meanwhile, emphasizes selections – in a relatively more compact size in relation to the other outlets – that appeal to youthful crowds of customers from students to executives, in categories such as young adult fiction, comics and graphic novel, travel, language, business, etc.

Finally, Books Kinokuniya’s suburban bookstore in Jurong has over 70,000 titles in English, Chinese, and Japanese, and provides a student-friendly, family-oriented, and cool-centric store concept.

You can also shop with Books Kinokuniya using the company’s webstore, at, which has been in operation since September 2014.

Books Kinokuniya Locations in Singapore

Books Kinokuniya Ngee Ann City
391 Orchard Road, #04-20/20B/20C, Ngee Ann City, Takashimaya Shopping Centre
Singapore 238872
Hours: Sunday-Friday 10am-9:30pm, Saturday 10am-10pm

Books Kinokuniya Bugis Junction
200 Victoria Street, #03-09, Bugis Junction
Singapore 188021
Hours: Monday-Sunday 10:30am-10pm

Books Kinokuniya Liang Court
177 River Valley Road, #03-50, Liang Court
Singapore 179036
Hours: Monday-Friday 11am-9:30pm, Saturday-Sunday 10:30am-9:30pm

Books Kinokuniya JEM
50 Jurong Gateway Road, #04-23, JEM
Singapore 608549
Hours: Sunday-Friday 10am-9:30pm, Saturday 10am-10pm

The official Books Kinokuniya Singapore Facebook page is located at

Book Kinokuniya’s Facebook page is a great resource of information about book culture in general in Singapore, the company’s events, special promotions, and other news related to the outlets.