Top Affordable Bookstores in Singapore

Anna Quindlen once said: "Books are the plane, the train, and the road. They are the destination and the journey. They are home." The magical nature of books made people all over the world including the Singaporeans fall in love with them even more.

A proof of that are the crowded libraries and bookstores filled with diverse selection of books. Worry not about the bookstores that offer the best prices, as we got it covered for you! Here is the rundown of the Top Affordable Bookstores in Singapore

 

  1. BRAS BASAH COMPLEX

 

Bras Basah Complex is not only the perfect place for cheap printing services but also for cheap bookstores. These bookstores store a variety of fiction books, magazines, textbooks, children's books, graphic novels, and more. Patronize the Evernew Bookstore’s book fairs that offer second-hand books for as low as S$2! With a price as low as that, how can a bookworm ever leave?

 

Although it is used, it does not mean that you cannot get one in mint condition! Furthermore, the existence of used books serve as a gentle reminder that regardless of its age, that does not alter its meaningful contents.

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  1. POPULAR BOOKSTORE

POPULAR Bookstore is by far the most notable bookstore chain in Singapore with 29 outlets spanning the nation. This bookstore is well stocked with reference, fiction, nonfiction, and children's books in various languages such as Chinese, English, and Malay. Their bestsellers including "The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom" and "LEE KUAN YEW by Alex Josey" are priced at S$5-40 only.

Do want to get more amazing deals? All you have to do is to apply as a POPULAR Member and be at least 7 years old to enjoy 10% off on all POPULAR and UrbanWrite stores.

Aside from books, they also sell an assortment of stationery, electronics, and accessories. Find the nearest POPULAR Bookstore at https://www.popular.com.sg/store-locator

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  1. THE GROOVY GIRAFFE

The Groovy Giraffe is an online bookstore specializing on children's books and early learning resources. What separates The Groovy Giraffe from the rest is that they sell books lower than the recommended retail prices. In fact, you can save up to 80% off!

Currently, they offer sale on Puzzle books (S$3.90), Coloring books (S$3.90), and various Storybooks with prices ranging from S$2.90 to S$9.90. You may either have your books shipped or self-collected with no minimum order at their Yishun warehouse.

For more information visit: http://www.thegroovygiraffe.com.

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  1. KINOKONIYA

Kinokuniya, originally from Japan, is a bookstore known for its well-crafted collection of books sold at budget-friendly prices. You can find almost any title here including English reference books, French novels, Japanese Mangas, and Taiwanese magazines. Aside from books they sell adorable and quality lifestyle products and stationeries that are imported from Japan.

For a unique experience of sipping a coffee or grabbing a bite while you read your new book then, visit their Ngee Ann City outlet now! Too busy to drop-by this outlet? It is okay, as they had just revamped their online bookstore at https://singapore.kinokuniya.com. So, you can shop within the comforts of your own home.

Kinokuniya has 4 outlets nationwide, visit: http://www.kinokuniya.com.sg/ourstores.php

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  1. SELECT BOOKS

Aside from the affordable cultural books available at Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/b?ie=UTF8&node=4911), you can widen your historical knowledge by purchasing books from Select Books.

Select books, an online bookstore established Singapore, consider themselves as the Asian Book Specialist and that is exactly what they are. If you are looking for school or personal resources on Buddhist architecture of Southeast Asia, Gerontological Counselling, and Expats living in Myanmar then, this is the perfect bookstore for you.

With their rich selection of culture and history books, Select Books sells and publishes some of the important works in South-East Asian history including "An Alternative Vision For Malaysia" (S$12.16) and “Korean Wave In Southeast Asia, The: Consumption And Cultural Production" (S$17.10). Payment by credit cards and PayPal are easily accepted. Order now at http://www.selectbooks.com.sg.

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  1. MPH BOOKSTORE

MPH Bookstore, established in Singapore since 1890, is a premier chain of bookstores with three outlets (http://www.mph.com.sg/store.html) located in Raffles City Shopping Centre, Robinson Road, and Parkway Parade. Its location accessibility helps the office crowd and the neighboring vicinities to indulge on the beauty of printed literature.

They offer a huge variety of books, stationeries, magazines, greeting cards, and gifts that are sold in modest prices. Would you believe that MPH Bestsellers books namely "Jodi Picoult's Leaving Time" and "Stephen King's Mr Mercedes" retails for as low as S$15.95 (inclusive of GST)?

Aside from this, they offer 20% off Lat's Comics and Cookery titles. For more information, visit: http://bq.sg/mall/mph-bookstore-singapore.

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Books take us in a wild adventure with our imagination as the limit. Fortunately, you need not to spend much to indulge in a good book! For a comprehensive list of ongoing book sales in Singapore, there is only one place to go: BQ.sg (http://bq.sg/?s=books).

BQ.SG is dedicated to provide the most comprehensive deal, sale, promotion news for people who live in Singapore. We have source diectly from more than 2000 online and offline retailers (Singapore and Oversea) to deliver the best deals to you everyday. We varify that each deal is valid, and from a reputable retailer. It is a place where you find great singapore sale everyday!

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20 Jan 2017 BQ’s Daily Top Deals: Buy 1 Get 1 FREE at Eu Yan Sang, Zalora 18% OFF, Marks & Spencer Final Reductions Up to 80% OFF, $4 OFF Uber Ride, $6 OFF ComfortDelGro Ride, AirAsia 20% OFF & More!

BQ's Daily Top Deals: Buy 1 Get 1 FREE at Eu Yan Sang, Zalora 18% OFF, Marks & Spencer Final Reductions Up to 80% OFF, $4 OFF Uber Ride, $6 OFF ComfortDelGro Ride, AirAsia 20% OFF & More!
Local Posted 1 day ago

This week, buy 1 get 1 free and buy 1 get 1 free deals on abalones and other delicacies at Eu Yan Sang! Also get your last minute CNY outfits at Zalora with 18% off storewide or at Marks and Spencer with up to 80% off on selected items.

Save on transport by using the coupon codes from Uber and ComfortDelGro when you do your shopping and plan your next holiday with 20% off on AirAsia or with SilkAir's American Express exclusive sale fares!

 

 

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19 Jan 2017 BQ’s Daily Top Deals: 50% OFF Singapore Zoo and Alive Museum Tickets, Spotlight Great CNY Sale, OTO Warehouse Sale, POPULAR 15% OFF & More!

BQ's Daily Top Deals: 50% OFF Singapore Zoo and Alive Museum Tickets, Spotlight Great CNY Sale, OTO Warehouse Sale, POPULAR 15% OFF & More!
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Plan an outing with your family to Singapore Zoo with 50% off adult admission tickets for Safra members or to Alive Museum with 50% off admission!

Shop for new home furnishing and beddings at Spotlight's The Great CNY Sale, massager chairs and fitness equipment at OTO Warehouse Sale and new sports tops at Under Armour's 20% off sale!

Get new stationery or books at POPULAR and get a 15% discount card for unlimited use for a limited time when you spend $30. And plan for Valentine's Day at Golden Village Gemini with their Vday package!

 

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18 Jan 2017 BQ’s Daily Top Deals: Qoo10 $12 coupon, Scoot UOB 20% OFF, SQ Promo Fare to Bangkok from $188, 1-for-1 Costa Coffee Cooler, 1-for-1 Pizza Hut Lunch & Supermarket Opening Hours During CNY!

BQ's Daily Top Deals: Qoo10 $12 coupon, Scoot UOB 20% OFF, SQ Promo Fare to Bangkok from $188, 1-for-1 Costa Coffee Cooler, 1-for-1 Pizza Hut Lunch & Supermarket Opening Hours During CNY!
Local Posted 2 days ago

 

Grab Qoo10's $12 cart coupon for your purchases! Also book your next holiday with Scoot's UOB 20% off promo or Singapore Airlines' special three-to-go fares to Bangkok from $188!

Enjoy 1-for-1 coolers at Costa Coffee and 1-for-1 Lunch at Pizza Hut for a limited time!

Lastly, keep our list of supermarket opening hours during CNY in case you need to do last minute grocery shopping!

 

 

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20 - 22 Jan 2017 Uber: Coupon Code for $4 OFF All uberX or uberPOOL Rides

Uber: Coupon Code for $4 OFF All uberX or uberPOOL Rides
LocalLast Day Posted 2 days ago

Meeting friends at your favourite bar to kick off the weekend? Uber will take you there (and back) for less. Apply code  to enjoy $4 off all uberX and uberPOOL rides from Jan 20 - Jan 22, 6AM - 12AM daily. Limited redemptions available. Ride away, SG!

 

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21 - 22 Jan 2017 ComfortDelGro: Coupon Code for $6 OFF Your Taxi Fare

ComfortDelGro: Coupon Code for $6 OFF Your Taxi Fare
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Only a week to go before we usher in the Lunar New Year! Whether it's preparations for CNY shopping or spring cleaning, let us help you save while you get around this weekend (21-22 January). Get $6 off your taxi fare with promo code when you book via the ComfortDelGro App. Limited to the first 6000 redemptions. Valid for 1 redemption per mobile number per day for current bookings only.

 

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21 - 22 Jan 2017 Sentosa: FREE Island Admission & Cable Car Ride for Those Born in the Year of Rooster

Sentosa: FREE Island Admission & Cable Car Ride for Those Born in the Year of Rooster

Exclusively for Singaporeans and local residents born in the Year of Rooster:

Simply present your identity card at Sentosa Station redemption booth on 21 – 22 Jan 2017, 9am – 9pm to receive one Island Admission Ticket and one Singapore Cable Car Sky Pass for free entry* to Sentosa between 28 Jan – 30 Jan 2017 (1st 3 days of Lunar New Year)!

*Pre-collection of tickets is required. Island Admission ticket is valid for entry via Sentosa Express only.

 

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Till 31 Mar 2017 Safra: Enjoy 50% off Adult admission tickets to Singapore Zoo!

Safra: Enjoy 50% off Adult admission tickets to Singapore Zoo!
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Exclusively for Safra members, enjoy 50% off Adult admission tickets to Singapore Zoo from now till 31 March 2017!

Purchase one Adult admission ticket at $16.50 (U.P. $33). Bring your family now!

 

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20 - 22 Jan 2017 OTO Bodycare: Warehouse Sale Up to 70% OFF All Massage Chairs, Portable Massagers & Fitness Equipment

OTO Bodycare: Warehouse Sale Up to 70% OFF All Massage Chairs, Portable Massagers & Fitness Equipment
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OTO Warehouse Sale is back! Happening from 20 to 22 January 2017, get up to 70% off all massage chairs, portable massagers and fitness equipment! Dun miss it, while stocks last!
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Book by 22 Jan 2017 AirAsia: 3-Day Exclusive Mobile App Promo – Get 20% OFF All Flights!

AirAsia: 3-Day Exclusive Mobile App Promo - Get 20% OFF All Flights!
Local Posted 2 days ago

Exclusive for users of AirAsia's mobile app! Enter promo code and get 20% off all seats all flights! Promo ends on 22 Jan, terms and conditions apply.

Don’t let those travel plans take a back seat. Grab this promo before it’s gone!

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20 - 22 Jan 2017 Uniqlo: CNY Promotions In All Stores This Weekend!

Uniqlo: CNY Promotions In All Stores This Weekend!

Celebrate the season of reunion and love at Uniqlo! If you have not found your CNY outfit yet, head down to their stores this weekend to check out their offers from dresses to innerwear on sale!

 

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Till 25 Jan 2017 Eu Yan Sang: Buy 1 Get 1 FREE & Buy 2 Get 1 FREE Deals on Abalones & Other Delicacies!

Eu Yan Sang: Buy 1 Get 1 FREE & Buy 2 Get 1 FREE Deals on Abalones & Other Delicacies!
Local2017 Chinese New Year Posted 3 days ago

One is never enough when it comes to delicacies from Eu Yan Sang! Enjoy special Buy 1 Get 1 Free and Buy 2 Get 1 Free deals from now till 25 Jan and share the joy of abundance with your loved ones!

 

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Book by 28 Feb 2017 SilkAir: Exclusive American Express 2-To-Go Return Fares from $189 to Langkawi, Penang, Phuket, Cebu & More

SilkAir: Exclusive American Express 2-To-Go Return Fares from $189 to Langkawi, Penang, Phuket, Cebu & More
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Start 2017 with a trip to your favourite destination in Asia. Book your getaway now with an American Express Card on SilkAir with exclusive all-in return fares from $189 to Langkawi, Penang, Phuket, Cebu & more! Book by 28 February 2017.

Terms and Conditions apply.

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Till 25 Jan 2017 Spotlight: The Great CNY Sale Up to 60% OFF All Sheets, Towels, Quilt Cover Sets, Bakeware, Cookware & More!

Spotlight: The Great CNY Sale Up to 60% OFF All Sheets, Towels, Quilt Cover Sets, Bakeware, Cookware & More!
Local Posted 3 days ago

Time to get new furnishings for the New Year! Get them from Spotlight's Great Chinese New Year Sale and enjoy up to 60% off all sheets, towels, quilt cover sets, bakeware, cookware and more! Hurry while stocks last! Sale ends on 25 January 2017, Wednesday.

 

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Limited time only! Marks and Spencer: Final Reductions of Up to 80% OFF Selected Items + Pay 20 Cents for One Scone!

Marks and Spencer: Final Reductions of Up to 80% OFF Selected Items + Pay 20 Cents for One Scone!
Local Posted 2 days ago

Before they are all gone. Final reductions of up to 80% off selected items* at Marks and Spencer! Usher in the Lunar New Year with this season's most intimate styles from Marks and Spencer. To help you get lucky (in more ways than one), their bras are going at 28% OFF with every 2 sets purchased. Also treat yourself to their classic plain scone for only 20 CENTS (U.P. $1.90) with any purchase from their Food Hall!

*Exclusions, terms & conditions apply. Check in-store for details

 

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Till 9 Feb 2017 POPULAR: Spend $30 to Receive a Special 15% Discount Card for Unlimited Uses

POPULAR: Spend $30 to Receive a Special 15% Discount Card for Unlimited Uses
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Something FEBulous is coming your way!

Simply spend $30 in a single receipt at POPULAR from now till 9 Feb 2017 to receive a special 15% discount card for UNLIMITED use from 10-19 February!

Limited quantity available, hurry down to your nearest POPULAR store today.
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Golden Village: Valentine Day Package – Get Cozy @ Gemini

Golden Village: Valentine Day Package - Get Cozy @ Gemini
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Still haven't got any ideas for your Valentine's date? Fret not! This Valentine's Day, get cozy at Golden Village GEMINI! Each pair of tickets includes 1 x Large Popcorn Combo & 1 x Goodie Bag! Get them now and you're off to a great date!
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Till 15 Feb 2017 Alive Museum: 50% Discount on Admission Tickets!

Alive Museum: 50% Discount on Admission Tickets!
Local Posted 3 days ago

Alive Museum reopens with a 50% discount promotion!

This is one great way to spend the upcoming Chinese New Year holidays with your friends and family. They will be open daily 10am-10pm (with last admission at 9pm). Offer is valid till 15 February 2017. 
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