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…
- 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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- 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
- 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.
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
- 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.
Image Credits: Select Books via Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Select-Books/151923144938738?sk=timeline&ref=page_internal)
- 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.
Image Credits: MPH Bookstores Singapore via Facebook
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).