Books Kinokuniya – 2 Bookstores in Singapore

There are two Books Kinokuniya bookstores in Singapore to choose from, including a flagship location within Takashimaya Shopping Centre (391 Orchard Road).

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

In fact, the company’s 33,000 sq. ft. Takashimaya Shopping Centre 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.

Books Kinokuniya - Bookstores in Singapore - Ngee Ann City Takashimaya Shopping Centre.

Takashimaya Shopping Centre.

Beyond books and magazines, 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.

Books Kinokuniya Bugis Junction.

Bugis Junction.

Of the locations, the Bugis Junction shop 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.

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

Books Kinokuniya Locations & Opening Hours – Bookstores in Singapore

Bugis Junction
200 Victoria Street, #03-09, Bugis Junction
Singapore 188021
Opening Hours: Monday-Sunday 11am-9pm

Takashimaya Shopping Centre (Flagship Store)
391 Orchard Road, #04-20/20A/20B/20C/21, Ngee Ann City, Takashimaya Shopping Centre
Singapore 238872
Opening Hours: Monday-Sunday 10am-9:30pm

To learn more about Books Kinokuniya bookstores in Singapore, you can follow their official social media channels, like Facebook at

Following the Facebook page, you’ll receive further information about book culture in general in Singapore, the company’s events, special promotions, and other news related to the outlets.