Bookstore and Bookshop Locations in Singapore
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Bookstore & Bookshop Locations in Singapore
Our price comparison for travel guidebooks in July 2009 has revealed significant price differences. So watch where you buy!
Note that prices of fiction books tend to be more similar, but it is still wise to shop around if you want to save some dollars. Many local bookstores also allow you to place special orders for books that are not in stock.
The bookshops in Singapore listed below offer all kinds of books, like fiction, non-fiction, business, academic titles and comics:
(1) Kinokuniya Singapore
With a wide range of books, Kinokuniya is a favourite bookshop in Singapore among lovers of Asian comics and magazines, English fiction and poetry readers, and also carries non-fiction, scientific, self-help and academic titles. The stationery section includes Japanese stationery, and there is a bustling Coffee Express café in the store.
Opening hours: Sun-Fri 10am-9.30pm, Sat 10am-10pm.
Telephone no.: 67375021 (Takashimaya), 63371300 (Liang Court), 63391790 (Bugis Junction)
Enquiry form: http://www.kinokuniya.com.sg/site/?m=100&f=302
(2) Borders (Singapore)
Rest in peace, Borders. We still include the price check here. When look at the prices, you see one potential reason why people didn't buy as much as they had hoped... and eventually closed down.
Opening hours: (none)
(3) Times Bookstore (Singapore)
Homegrown brand Times Bookstores has several branches islandwide and sells general fiction, non-fiction and children’s books. Free gift wrapping available and free home delivery with a minimum purchase of S$100 in one receipt.
Branches: at Centrepoint, Plaza Singapura, Funan, Jelita, Tampines 1, and Tampines Mall
Telephone no.: 6334 4650 (Marina Square), 6734 9022 (Centrepoint), 6837 0552 (Plaza Singapura), 6337 2833 (Funan), 6466 5702 (Jelita), 6782 7017 (Tampines 1), 6783 3106 (Tampines Mall)
PageOne’s Vivocity branch opened in 2006, and its artistic interior, resembling a boat rocking on the waves, carries lots of English and Chinese fiction and non-fiction books. Some of the books and DVDs on sale are hard to find locally.
Lonely Planet Australia: S$54.57
(5) Popular Bookstore
Sells general fiction and non-fiction, though with a much smaller range compared to Kinokuniya and Borders. Many students have been to Popular to get their school textbooks, stationery, IT products and CDs. Its bookshops are located islandwide.
Popular Bookstore location: at various malls and campus bookstore branches.
Please see our full list of Popular Bookstore branches.
Telephone no.: 6462 9555 (customer service)
(6) MPH Bookstore (Singapore)
Established in 1815 in Malacca, MPH the book shop moved to Singapore in 1890 and is a well-established chain here, selling books, magazines, stationery, gifts and greeting cards.
From its first outlet in Great World City, Harris has expanded to six outlets in just three years, selling an impressive variety of books for its age. The classic attracts the office crowd and students looking for novels, magazines, reference titles and children’s books.
Harris bookstore Singapore outlets:
Suntec City Branch: 3 Temasek Boulevard #02-069/71 Suntec City Mall Tower 2 Singapore 038983
Great World City Branch: 1 Kim Seng Promenade #02-22/24 Great World City
Jurong Point Branch: 63 Jurong West Central 3 #B1-92/93 Jurong Point Shopping Centre
(8) Select Books
Select Books is Singapore's best independent source of Southeast Asian books. Since 1976, this Singapore bookstore has been carrying a respectable collection of Asian books on Asian art, literature, cooking and food, travel and children's stories. Pick up books about Singapore and Southeast Asia that you may not be able to find elsewhere here; history and culture aficionados will enjoy the selection at this bookseller.
OpenTrolley is an online bookstore in Singapore with a wide range of books, cheaper than at any other brick-and-mortar book store. Online bookshop orders are shipped within 1-2 weeks and less popular books are shipped in 2-4 weeks. Singpost registered mail delivery is S$4.98/order, and self-collection at Toy Outpost at Plaza Singapura is S$2.80/order.
Price Comparison Chart
All prices in Singapore Dollars. Prices are correct at the time of research (July 2009).