BooksActually – Bookstores in Singapore (CLOSED)

One of the good bookstores in Singapore, BooksActually, operates within Bukit Merah district, at 9 Yong Siak Street. (UPDATE 2020: THE STORE HAS CLOSED)

Established in 2005, the company is an independent bookstore that specializes in fiction and literature.

The company’s specialty areas include poetry, essays, literary journals, as well as obscure, critical works, and antique/rare editions.

At the store, you’ll also find titles from various subjects like history, biography, current affairs, human sciences, math/natural sciences, travel narrative, food narrative, aesthetics, music and film.

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The store also has the one of the largest collections of Singaporean literary publications, including a selection of out-of-print titles.

Beyond books, the bookstore sells related literary products in the form of stationery, CDs, DVDs, and tote bags.

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Furthermore, the company publishes & distributes books under the company’s own imprint, Math Paper Press, as well as produces hand-stitched notebooks and stationery under Birds & Co brand.

BooksActually – Bookstores in Singapore (UPDATE 2020: THE STORE HAS CLOSED)
9 Yong Siak Street
Singapore 168645

The shop’s official Facebook page is located at Updates on the Facebook page include, for example, news about some of the exciting upcoming book title releases, literature events in Singapore, and much more.

You can also follow the bookstore’s official Instagram account at