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11 Best Bookstore in Singapore [2023]

Bookstore Singapore

Best Bookstore Singapore
Best Bookstore Singapore

If you’re a bookworm, then you’ll know that there’s no better place to find your next read than at a bookstore. Bookstores offer an amazing selection of books, and they often have knowledgeable staff who can help you find the perfect book for your needs. If you’re looking for the best bookstore in Singapore, look no further! We’ve put together a list of the 11 best bookstores in Singapore, so you can find the perfect place to satisfy your reading cravings.

1. Woods in the Books

Woods in the Books  - Bookstore Singapore
Woods in the Books – Bookstore Singapore (Credit Woods in the Books)
Key Services: Holds story reading and creator programmes, children’s camps, and experiential programmes
Address: 3 Yong Siak Street Singapore 168642
Phone: +65 62229980
Operating Hours: Sun, Mon & Public Holidays: 10.00AM – 6.00PM
Tues: Closed
Wed – Sat: 10.00AM – 7.00PM

The Woods in the Books is an independent bookstore in Singapore that sells children’s picture books and other illustrated volumes. Situated in Singapore’s historic Tiong Bahru area, they provide a vacation from the hectic pace of life. The bookstore in Singapore, which was founded in 2009, has been offering story reading and author programs for kids for the past decade to help them discover the magic of books beyond the pages.

Customer Review 

Fantastic book shop, my daughter and I loved it. Helpful staff, well curated. I’d have bought out the whole shop if I could!

Gerard Milligan

2. Epigram Books

Epigram Books- Bookstore Singapore
Epigram Books- Bookstore Singapore (Credit Epigram Books via Facebook)
Key Services: Promotes Singaporean literature
Address: 1008 Toa Payoh North #03-08 Singapore 318996
Phone: (+65) 6292 4456
Operating Hours: Monday – Saturday 11am to 6pm
Close on Sunday

Epigram Books is a small independent publisher that began as a branch of the multiple award-winning communications design firm Epigram. To promote Singaporean literature, the bookstore was incorporated as a distinct company in 2011. Since then, Epigram Books has published a wide range of fiction and non-fiction, ranging from novels to picture books, memoirs to cookbooks, and graphic novels to poetry.

Customer Review 

I would like to give a shout out for the amazing customer service experience which I had with the team from Epigram! They were helpful, responsive and quick to assist especially Roxanne 🙂 Thumbs up for that!

June Ang

3. Basheer Graphic Books

Basheer Graphic Books - Bookstore Singapore
Basheer Graphic Books – Bookstore Singapore (Credit Basheer Graphic Books)
Key Services: Sells design books and magazines
Address: Bras Basah Complex #04-19, 231 Bain St, Singapore 180231
Phone: +65 6336 0810
Operating Hours: Monday – Saturday 10am to 8pm
Sunday 10am to 7pm 

Basheer Graphics is a bookstore that sells architecture, interior design, landscape design, graphic design, animation, product design, fashion design, art & craft, typography, and photography related books and periodicals. They have a Bargain Books collection, in which you may buy their books at a reduced cost.

Customer Review 

After three years here on the Island, I’ve finally found a brilliant bookshop with very competitive prices. I have found books in Singapore incredibly expensive compared to prices in the U.K., so stumbling upon Basheer Graphic books made my day. This is a specialist shop however, you won’t find the same materials as in general bookshops, but great for interiors, photography, art and design as well as philosophy. The choice of books is varied, with some rare and beautiful coffee table finds. Allow yourself time to browse through the wonderfully organised shelves, and perhaps leave little ones at home! Helpful and polite owner and staff

Jayne Chughtai

4. Asiapac Books Pte Ltd

Asiapac Books Pte Ltd- Bookstore Singapore
Asiapac Books Pte Ltd- Bookstore Singapore (Credit Asiapac Books Pte Ltd)
Key Services: Established in 1983, with 39 years of experience
Address: Nil
Phone: +65 63928455
Operating Hours: 10:00am to 6:00pm (Mon-Fri)

Asiapac offers children’s books, comics, and illustrated volumes as tools to develop their minds. Their main objective is to encourage people to read about the rich Asian culture, history, health methods, and ideas. They also have a wide range of art and literature books in addition to many other genres. You may purchase a package deal that includes children’s books as well as your own. They also have a pre-order option for future novels. They also provide services for beginning writers, such as submissions and publications.

Customer Review 

Great variety of books on Asian culture, and best of all available online!

Zixin LIn

5. Grassroots Book Room

Grassroots Book Room  - Bookstore Singapore
Grassroots Book Room – Bookstore Singapore (Credit Grassroots Book Room via Facebook)
Key Services: Carries an extensive collection that covers Chinese history, politics, literature, philosophy film, and drama
Website: Nil
Address: 25 Bukit Pasoh Road Singapore 089839
Phone: +65 6337 9208
Operating Hours: Monday 12pm to 8pm
Close on Tuesday
Wednesday to Saturday 12pm to 8pm
Sunday 12pm to 6pm

The Grassroots Book Room is a Singaporean independent Chinese bookshop that has been in business since 1995. It began in a modest bookshop on the National Library grounds and eventually settled in a charming location on Bukit Pasoh Road. Grassroots Book Room promotes Chinese reading among Singaporeans by offering a large selection of books in a variety of categories.

Customer Review

Beautiful bookstore that carries mainly Chinese and some English books. There is also a small cafe at the back.


6. French Bookshop

French Bookshop  - Bookstore Singapore
French Bookshop – Bookstore Singapore (Credit French Bookshop)
Key Services: It is the only exclusively French-speaking bookstore in Singapore
Address: Unit 01/53C, 55 Tiong Bahru, Singapore 160055
Phone: Nil
Operating Hours: All days from: 11am – 6pm
Except Sunday: 11am – 3pm
Close on Monday and Tuesday

Do you enjoy speaking about love? You’re fortunate because The French Bookstore is a great place to lose yourself in books. This boutique sells French books, both pre-loved and fresh off the press, in a number of categories for adults and children. The Tiong Bahru bookshop also has stationery, antique goods, and art for sale.

Customer Review 

Exceptional friendly! Best way to learn French in SG. Must visit!

Gregor Petri

7. City Book Room

City Book Room  - Bookstore Singapore
City Book Room – Bookstore Singapore (Credit City Book Room)
Key Services: Publishes literary works such as fiction and poetry and other books on history and social critiques
Website: Nil
Address: 420 North Bridge Road, #03-10, North Bridge Centre Singapore, Singapore 188727
Phone: +65 6901 1583
Operating Hours: Daily 12pm – 7pm

The first edition of The Singapore Reader (est. 2014) is a Singapore-based independent book publisher and bookstore that was founded on the idea that reading enriches one’s mind. The library in Singapore has a literary bookstore that publishes high-quality fiction and poetry, as well as other works on history and social criticism. Since 2016, the bookstore has provided a variety of Chinese and English language literary, non-fiction, political, and historical publications.

Customer Review 

We know that without knowledge we’re blind in stead of having eyes.Book is a knowledge of Store by reading books we focus our life and others.City Book Room contributes a great role for the human being to publish various books for foreigners.There are got available Bengali language books beside others language books.

It is net and Clean & Everything are displayed nice and decorated too.

So I think, City Book room is the best book room like others books store.

Md Maruf Hossain

8. Select Books

Select Books - Bookstore Singapore
Select Books – Bookstore Singapore (Credit Select Books)
Key Services: Internationally acknowledged Asian book specialist
Address: 65A Jalan Tenteram, #02-06 St Michael’s Industrial Estate Singapore 328958
Phone: +65 6251 3798
Operating Hours: Nil

The company is a prominent book manufacturer, distributor, library provider, and online bookstore. The closure of their beloved retail bookstore, which was formerly and for many years at Tanglin Shopping Centre, before being relocated to Armenian Street. In 1976, Select Books was founded. They have amassed an extensive and in-depth collection of more than 30,000 volumes and journals on the Asia region throughout their years in operation. They are a globally renowned Asian book specialist who has established himself as one of Australasia’s leading antiquarian booksellers.

Customer Review 

a wonderful resource for rare and hard to find books from Singapore and Asia in general. ordered a couple of rare books and they were delivered at my doorstep in good condition within a few days. one of the staff Veronica sent a message a few hours prior to let me know when they would be arriving, which i appreciated.

Akanksha R

9. Littered With Books

Littered with Books  - Bookstore Singapore
Littered with Books – Bookstore Singapore (Credit Littered with Books via Facebook)
Key Services: Independent bookseller in a conservation shophouse
Website: Nil
Address: 20 Duxton Road Singapore, Singapore 089486
Phone: +65 6220 6824
Operating Hours: Monday – Friday 12pm to 8pm
Saturday 11am to 9pm
Sunday 11am to 8pm

Littered with Books is an independent bookshop housed in a heritage shophouse that stocks a diverse range of carefully selected literary, non-fiction, crime, thrillers, sci-fi, fantasy novels, travel tales, and award-winning children’s books. The atmosphere is great for reading as well.

Customer Review 

A very special bookshop with personality. Take your time to browse the collections. We love the handwritten notes on the bookshelves. We found many great books in the shop. Picked up four of them for the December reading.


Soon Joo Gog

10. The Zall Bookstore

The Zall Bookstore - Bookstore Singapore
The Zall Bookstore – Bookstore Singapore (Credit The Zall Bookstore)
Key Services: More than 30,000 books in Chinese and houses a café and art gallery
Website: Nil
Address: 501 Orchard Road #01-02/#02-18, Wheelock Place Singapore, Singapore 238880
Phone: +65 6232 7549
Operating Hours: Daily 11am to 9:30pm

The Zall Bookstore, which has four bookstores in Hubei, China, is finally launching its first overseas outpost in Singapore. The library is housed in a two-story building that has more than 30,000 books, most of which are in Chinese. There’s also a cozy cafe and an exquisite art gallery to visit. The Singapore bookstore’s lush, black-and-white interior design is based on calligraphy and Jiangnan Watertown’s architecture, with an arch that looks like a river bridge.

Customer Review 

Mandarin Chinese books are available here! Even though most of them are not available for reading on the spot but you can get the books and sit there for an hour plus order ☕️ and cake while reading

Eva Su

11. GOHD Books

GOHD Books - Bookstore Singapore
GOHD Books – Bookstore Singapore (Credit GOHD Books via Facebook)
Key Services: Wide variety of books: Ancient & Medieval World, Children’s & Illustration Book, to the Middle East and Philosophy
Address: Nil
Phone: +65 9090 6181
Operating Hours: 24 hours

In April 2009, Hoghd Books was established in a shophouse along Serangoon Road, Singapore, with a cache of difficult-to-find volumes. Singapore’s bookstore is well known for its wide selection of publications, including Ancient & Medieval World, Children’s & Illustration Book, Middle East, and Philosophy. GOHD Books began as and continues to be, a location for events and gatherings in addition to being a bookstore in Singapore.

Customer Review 

Great collection of old and rare books.


Bookstore Singapore

Whether you’re looking for a new read or simply want to browse the shelves, Singapore’s best bookstores have something for everyone. With such a wide selection of books on offer, it can be hard to choose just one bookstore to visit. So why not check out all 11 of them?

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