However, there are some books that are not easily sold in large bookstores which can be a pickle if you are after something very specific.
If you are looking for these rare books, here are the bookstores in Singapore you should look into because they may have it in their book offerings:
Opened in 2009, this bookshop is the only French bookstore in the country and offers books and audio books which are written or spoken in French. They have a variety of genres available to choose from: from adolescent books to thrillers. Aside from new French books, they also offer second hand French CDs and DVDs and magazines. You can also request titles from the bookshop if you are looking for certain titles.
If you want to check the titles sold by The French Bookshop, you can check out their branch at Tiong Bahru or their online site. When you purchase through their website, they would deliver your books through Singapore Post.
The bookstore started from selling a few books in bazaars at Jurong in 2008 and it became a full-fledged bookstore in 2010. The bookstore mostly focuses on selling children’s books that are imported from the UK and they are selected in terms of their popularity. They also bring in titles which parents request or suggest.
In order to provide cheaper books for their clients, they would compare the prices of various suppliers and pick the one that will give discounts for bulk orders. They also regularly stock new books in their roster so you can get the new titles without waiting for a long time.
If you wish to check out the titles they have, you can check out one of their 4 branches in the country nearest you or check their online shop.
Opened in 2009, this bookstore offers a unique variety of books in both fiction or non-fiction genres that is perfect for both young readers and readers who like younger genres. The bookstore looks like a library at first glance, decorated in such a way that anywhere you turn, you will see all the books in their roster. They also have picture cards and illustrations you can purchase which are displayed in the shop’s walls.
If you want to check out the books sold by Woods in the Books, you can check out their branch at 3 Yong Siak Street or their website. You can also check out their second branch, Books Ahoy! in Orchard Road. For any inquiries, you can email them at email@example.com or contact their hotlines.
The founders of this bookstore first opened an online store to sell children’s booksellers, aiming to get more children to read books and not get hooked in playing with their tablets. Later on, they started a brick store for families to visit and explore. The books they offer are a mix of local and global children titles for all ages and in all genres and they always have new titles waiting for customers to try out.
They also sell books for parents and teachers to use to help them with kids. Aside from books, the bookstore also offers various workshops that would inspire children to read more and get more out of their reading experience.
If you want to check out My Imagination Kingdom, you can check out their branch at Tanjong Katong Road or check out their online shop. You can also contact them through their hotline, email firstname.lastname@example.org or send them an inquiry form through their website.
This bookstore is one of the oldest bookstores in the country, selling books and stationery since the 1960s. It was opened by Chew Ching Suaa, an avid reader who opened the bookstore after being expelled for student activism during his high school years. Since he opened the bookstore, many families would flock the store to purchase supplies for their children and other needs.
Children can even read some of their books in the stalls, making them a favorite hangout place during their free time. When you check out their stalls, you may even discover books originally banned for sale in the country like Shi Nuo’s ‘The Long March’. The prices are very cheap as compared to those in large stores so if you are looking for bargain prices, this is the place to visit.
If you wish to check out the Grassland Book Store, you can check them out at their stall at Beauty World Centre in Upper Bukit Timah. You can also contact their number to inquire about their stocks or special requests.
Every book is a new world waiting to be explored and discovered. If you want to discover books that aren’t usually found in the country’s large bookstores, these five bookstores may have it in their list. You may even discover books you never thought would catch your fancy.