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20 Bookstores In Singapore πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¬

These are 20 of the best bookstores in Singapore. The best bookstore is Books Kinokuniya. Here is the list of Singapore bookstores.

Last update: January 11, 2024

1. Books Kinokuniya

"One of my favourite book stores in Singapore. Huge, immersive, organised, tidy, and filled with almost any category of books you can think of. Suitable for all ages, this family-friendly store has probably played a key part in many’s upbringing.I know for sure this is the best place to search if I wanted to get a Japanese Ultraman graphic book, Legends and Canon Star Wars novels, hard-to-find Marvel tomes, movie and fashion magazines, autobiographies, and even stationery.At certain corners along the main pathway, there are also interesting figurines on display. More importantly, tablets with a search function to see if your book or item is available in store. Truly a pleasing experience every time even if I don’t buy something on every visit."

  • ⭐️ 4.7 Rating
  • πŸ“° 6,542 Reviews
  • πŸ“ 391 Orchard Road 04 - 20 / 20A / 20B / 20C / 21 Takashimaya S.C., Ngee Ann City, Singapore 238872

2. Books Kinokuniya

"This branch of Kinokuniya may be small in comparison to its typical mega bookstore image. What I like about it is the distillation of good quality books on its bookshelves, sorted and arranged in relatable fashion to the genres and themes. Whether you are into best selling books or just want to browse for inspiration, this iconic bookstore is not to be missed!"

  • ⭐️ 4.4 Rating
  • πŸ“° 2,111 Reviews
  • πŸ“ 200 Victoria Street 03-09 Bugis Junction, Singapore 188021

3. Popular Bookstore

"I recently visited POPULAR Bookstore and was thoroughly impressed with the overall experience. The bookstore has an extensive collection of books and stationery, making it a great one-stop-shop for all my reading and writing needs.What impressed me the most was the friendly and knowledgeable staff. They were incredibly helpful and provided excellent recommendations on books based on my interests. They were also patient and attentive, taking the time to answer all my questions.The bookstore itself is well-organized and easy to navigate, making it simple to find what I was looking for. The atmosphere is cozy and inviting, creating a comfortable space to browse and read.I also appreciate the fact that POPULAR Bookstore offers a membership program that provides great discounts and rewards. It's a great incentive for avid readers like myself.Overall, I highly recommend POPULAR Bookstore to anyone looking for a great selection of books and stationery, as well as excellent customer service. Thank you to the wonderful staff for making my visit a memorable one!"

  • ⭐️ 4.4 Rating
  • πŸ“° 1,875 Reviews
  • πŸ“ 930 Yishun Ave 2, #03-12, Singapore 769098

4. Popular Bookstore

"This is a four-level high Popular bookstore at Bras Basah complex! There is no escalator within the bookstore and starts on the second level of the complex. The next level into the bookstore is on Level 4 and/or Level 5 (not so inconvenient at level 5). Level 5 is the best floor to be for me to look at stationery, adorable items/cartoons and many more merchandises:)"

  • ⭐️ 4.5 Rating
  • πŸ“° 1,536 Reviews
  • πŸ“ 231 Bain St, #04-23/33, Singapore 180231

5. Popular Bookstore

"A one-stop store to buy schools assessment books, story books, computer accessories, games and many others... Well-lit and spacious store to just pay a visit after lunch..."

  • ⭐️ 4.2 Rating
  • πŸ“° 932 Reviews
  • πŸ“ 530 Lor 6 Toa Payoh, #02-01 HDB Hub, Singapore 310530

6. Grassroots Book Room

"Grassroots Book Room gives me a very homely feeling the moment I entered. It is a great place to look for unique Chinese books. It has a cafe too. There's also lovely childlike paintings of Singapore scenes at the cafe. The staff are very friendly."

  • ⭐️ 4.7 Rating
  • πŸ“° 410 Reviews
  • πŸ“ 25 Bukit Pasoh Rd, Singapore 089839

7. Littered With Books

"LWB is the perfect refuge from glamorous malls and sweltering heat. A proper independent book store in Singapore with a lovingly curated selection. Quiet and inviting."

  • ⭐️ 4.7 Rating
  • πŸ“° 286 Reviews
  • πŸ† Independent Bookstore
  • πŸ“ 20 Duxton Rd, Singapore 089486

8. Opentrolley Bookstore

"Ordered on 14 May, received on 23 May. Book was wrapped in plastic and placed in a carton box with crushed paper to cushion the book. No complaints. I just find it a bit weird that they are still referencing covid-19 in the order updates. Delivered via Ninjavan."

  • ⭐️ 4.7 Rating
  • πŸ“° 266 Reviews
  • πŸ“ 8 Burn Rd, #07-13 Trivex, Singapore 369977

9. Basheer Graphic Books

"Just came here today with my lecturers in our field trip. This bookstore has magnificent range of books especially for architecture, art, and design. The uncle owner is super kind, he gave us discounts and group tax refund and also 2 additional books for free (for all of us!). Thank you so much for cheering up our day. Definitely will come back everytime I go to Singapore"

  • ⭐️ 4.8 Rating
  • πŸ“° 244 Reviews
  • πŸ† Independent Bookstore
  • πŸ“ 231 Bain St, #04-19, Singapore 180231

10. The Zall Bookstore

"It my first time visit it beautiful place in the Zall Bookstore πŸ’•Thank you for amazing cafe is interesting ❀️I did spend time alone in my life to have new memories πŸ’–"

  • ⭐️ 4.2 Rating
  • πŸ“° 204 Reviews
  • πŸ“ SG 501 Orchard Road, Wheelock Place, #02-18, Singapore 238880

11. Popular Bookstore

"Great bookshop. It has a nice collection of books you can choose from. Highly recommended!"

  • ⭐️ 4.2 Rating
  • πŸ“° 176 Reviews
  • πŸ“ 1 Jln Anak Bukit, #01-16 Bukit Timah Plaza, Singapore 588996

12. Woods In The Books

"This bookstore has a soul. Possibly the best children’s bookstore! Bring your kids here and let them experience the joy of picking their fav books. Pls support! We don’t have enough physical bookstores like these πŸ™πŸ»"

  • ⭐️ 4.2 Rating
  • πŸ“° 151 Reviews
  • πŸ“ 3 Yong Siak St, Singapore 168642

13. Book Treasure

"Thank you for letting me spend 1.5hrs in your shop to look for my dictionary and commentary.Very friendly and attentive team. I can tell they are really interested to invest in your reading journey and get your little ones started as well. They took down my mobile to inform me if they have any books that I am keen."

  • ⭐️ 5 Rating
  • πŸ“° 105 Reviews
  • πŸ“ 35 Selegie Rd, #01-31 Parklane Shopping Mall, Singapore 188307

14. Ana Book Store

"a hidden bookstore, but surprisingly great collection! a bit skeptical at first because i thought all the books were unpopular but turns out i found some bestsellers here πŸ‘€ the uncle was so nice too, he even gave me a discount 🫢🏻"

  • ⭐️ 4.6 Rating
  • πŸ“° 86 Reviews
  • πŸ“ Far East Plaza #05-01, 14 Scotts Road (S)228213, Singapore 228213

15. Evernew Book Store

"A wonderful little shop with a excellent variety of books. It was on our way to masjid sultan from peninsula excelsior towers.If you want to find such gems, then buy a pair of comfortable shoes and walk to every destination, with the goal of stopping frequently.Only then can you enjoy being a tourist with hints of being a local!"

  • ⭐️ 4.2 Rating
  • πŸ“° 84 Reviews
  • πŸ“ 231 Bain St, #01-07, Singapore 180231

16. Books Ahoy

"Lovely book store for children. Lots to select from for various age groups. My 8 year old was able to find several fiction books, while I picked out 6 picture books for my kindergartener. Lots of activity books as well for writing, maths, art and just plain fun. It is definitely on the pricey end but I really enjoyed browsing and appreciated the thought that went into organizing the books. E.g. picture books were organized by topic (animals, emotions, friends, etc.)."

  • ⭐️ 4.7 Rating
  • πŸ“° 39 Reviews
  • πŸ“ 583 Orchard Rd, #02-03/04 Forum The Shopping Mall, Singapore 238884

17. Book Point

"Thank you uncle for the discount"

  • ⭐️ 3.7 Rating
  • πŸ“° 51 Reviews
  • πŸ“ 231 Bain St, #02-69, Complex 180231

18. City Book Room

"A great book store hidden away in Joo Chiat road, it's definitely a bit tricky to find.Lots of books on Chinese, Malaysian, Singaporean, and Indonesian culture can be found here."

  • ⭐️ 4.5 Rating
  • πŸ“° 37 Reviews
  • πŸ† Independent Bookstore
  • πŸ“ 387 Joo Chiat Rd, #03-02 The Modules, Singapore 427623

19. Beauty World Book Centre

"Such an old-sch place with nostalgic vibes at every turn! I felt like I returned to the 80s at Beauty World Centre where the book store is located at level 3.We went there on a weekday afternoon and the little store was quite crowded. Heard a few regulars came by to ask uncle to titles like β€œHarry porter the 6th book”. Uncle looked like he can’t speak English but I remember days of β€œSan Bookshop” where the owners are effectively bilingual. True enough, Uncle’s English was perfect and he knew every book or title; whether he has it or not. We asked for Scythe by Neal Shusterman - β€œUncle you have book 1?” β€œOh, no more already, loaned out.”Felt abit sad when uncle stamped a due date on the sheet in front of the book. He said ignore the date, as long as you return in the month of April is fine. Wish there were more books I could buy to support him but this trip, I only spent $25! Looks like alot of clearance books have already been snapped up.It’s a pity that it’s closing in September 2022 for good so quickly go down and support the uncle before it closes for good!Note: we went down on a Monday and they were closed! So we made another trip down on Tuesday. Take note that they closed on Mondays!"

  • ⭐️ 4.7 Rating
  • πŸ“° 32 Reviews
  • πŸ“ 144 Upper Bukit Timah Rd, #03-08 Beauty World Centre, Singapore 588177

20. The French Bookshop

"I visited on March 17th, 2018.The place is a little secluded, but attention is excellent and prices fair. The proprietary is French and very helpful. My taxi driver couldn't find it, but I had a little faith and kept looking for it.They sell new and used books and are divided by genre instead of author, which is excellent because I was not shopping for anything in particular, just wanted some SciFi from classic authors (and got 4 books!)The hours are tricky though:* They are CLOSED from Monday to Wednesday.* Thursday, Friday and Saturday: 11AM to 6PM.* Sunday: 11AM to 3PM.I was lucky I went on Saturday."

  • ⭐️ 3.8 Rating
  • πŸ“° 23 Reviews
  • πŸ† Independent Bookstore
  • πŸ“ Tiong Bahru Rd, #01-53 Block 55, Singapore 160055