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ABOUT

BooksActually is an independent bookstore located in Singapore. We specialise in Fiction and Literature (including obscure and critical works).

In our bookstore, you can often find literary trinkets in the form of stationery and other lovely tchotchkes.

We publish and distribute books under our imprint Math Paper Press. We also hand-stitch notebooks and produce stationery under Birds & Co.

BooksActually is now housed at No. 9 Yong Siak Street, in the heart of Tiong Bahru. Come, say hello !

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"It may help to understand human affairs to be clear that most of the great triumphs and tragedies of history are caused, not by people being fundamentally good or fundamentally bad, but by people being fundamentally people."—from Good Omens by Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman

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"It may help to understand human affairs to be clear that most of the great triumphs and tragedies of history are caused, not by people being fundamentally good or fundamentally bad, but by people being fundamentally people."

—from Good Omens by Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman

"When you see an object, it seems that you see it as an entire thing first, and only afterwards do its details follow on. But for people with autism, the details jump straight out at us first of all, and then only gradually, detail by detail, does the whole image float up into focus."—from The Reason I Jump by Naoki Higashida

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"When you see an object, it seems that you see it as an entire thing first, and only afterwards do its details follow on. But for people with autism, the details jump straight out at us first of all, and then only gradually, detail by detail, does the whole image float up into focus."

—from The Reason I Jump by Naoki Higashida

LAST TRAIN FROM TANJONG PAGARby Koh Hong TengThe Keretapi Tanah Melayu (KTM) train that ran between Singapore and Malaysia for almost 80 years was rerouted to Woodlands Train Checkpoint following the closure of Tanjong Pagar Railway Station—now a gazetted national monument—in June 2011.Based on real tours led by architecture historian Lai Chee Kien, Last Train from Tanjong Pagar follows a group of heritage enthusiasts as they discover Singapore’s railway heritage, and gather with passengers from all walks of life for one final ride out of Tanjong Pagar station. Seamlessly blending fact and fiction, Koh Hong Teng has produced a timely and thought-provoking graphic homage to our trains and not only the physical journeys but also the human connections they have made possible.
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LAST TRAIN FROM TANJONG PAGAR
by Koh Hong Teng

The Keretapi Tanah Melayu (KTM) train that ran between Singapore and Malaysia for almost 80 years was rerouted to Woodlands Train Checkpoint following the closure of Tanjong Pagar Railway Station—now a gazetted national monument—in June 2011.Based on real tours led by architecture historian Lai Chee Kien, Last Train from Tanjong Pagar follows a group of heritage enthusiasts as they discover Singapore’s railway heritage, and gather with passengers from all walks of life for one final ride out of Tanjong Pagar station.

Seamlessly blending fact and fiction, Koh Hong Teng has produced a timely and thought-provoking graphic homage to our trains and not only the physical journeys but also the human connections they have made possible.


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"Choose a life. Choose a job. Choose a career. Choose a family. Choose a fucking big television. Choose washing machines, cars, compact disc players and electrical tin openers… Choose DSY and wondering who the fuck you are on a Sunday morning. Choose sitting on that couch watching mind-numbing, spirit crushing game shows, stucking junk food into your mouth. Choose rotting away in the end of it all, pishing your last in a miserable home, nothing more than an embarrassment to the selfish, fucked up brats you spawned to replace yourself, choose your future. Choose life… But why would I want to do a thing like that?"—from Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh

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"Choose a life. Choose a job. Choose a career. Choose a family. Choose a fucking big television. Choose washing machines, cars, compact disc players and electrical tin openers… Choose DSY and wondering who the fuck you are on a Sunday morning. Choose sitting on that couch watching mind-numbing, spirit crushing game shows, stucking junk food into your mouth. Choose rotting away in the end of it all, pishing your last in a miserable home, nothing more than an embarrassment to the selfish, fucked up brats you spawned to replace yourself, choose your future. Choose life… But why would I want to do a thing like that?"

—from Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh

FRICOTE MAGAZINE #15FRICOTE: From the French verb that means to cook, to enjoy.FRICOTE fulfills an empty press category about new food trends with an original and dynamic tone. FRICOTE is about urban cultures, art, people, all gathered around an universal theme : food & pleasure. You can find good deals and addresses worldwide, new cooking instruments, recipes, food lovers interviews.

3:31 pm  7 notes

FRICOTE MAGAZINE #15

FRICOTE: From the French verb that means to cook, to enjoy.

FRICOTE fulfills an empty press category about new food trends with an original and dynamic tone. FRICOTE is about urban cultures, art, people, all gathered around an universal theme : food & pleasure. You can find good deals and addresses worldwide, new cooking instruments, recipes, food lovers interviews.

"You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view… Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it."—from To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

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"You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view… Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it."

—from To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

DEMON DENTISTby David WalliamsThe new jaw-achingly funny novel from David Walliams, the number one bestselling author! Make your appointment if you dare…Darkness had come to the town. Strange things were happening in the dead of night. Children would put a tooth under their pillow for the tooth fairy, but in the morning they would wake up to find…a dead slug; a live spider; hundreds of earwigs creeping and crawling beneath their pillow. Evil was at work. But who or what was behind it…? Read this book and find out!

11:47 am  10 notes

DEMON DENTIST
by David Walliams

The new jaw-achingly funny novel from David Walliams, the number one bestselling author! Make your appointment if you dare…Darkness had come to the town. Strange things were happening in the dead of night. Children would put a tooth under their pillow for the tooth fairy, but in the morning they would wake up to find…a dead slug; a live spider; hundreds of earwigs creeping and crawling beneath their pillow. Evil was at work. But who or what was behind it…? Read this book and find out!

4:29 pm  6 notes

EVA, KOPI & MATCHA
by Evangeline Neo

Evangeline Neo has been drawing webcomics for over 6 years across various social media platforms in different countries. This experience, along with research on social media marketing and business strategy during her MBA, allowed her to reposition her comics and garner over 29,000 likes on Facebook without paying a single dollar for Facebook advertising. Her comics have been receiving at least 500 likes and were shared up to 1,800 times, a testament to the virality of her comic strips with her cute characters and engaging storytelling.


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"I had all the characteristics of a human being—flesh, blood, skin, hair—but my depersonalization was so intense, had gone so deep, that my normal ability to feel compassion had been eradicated, the victim of a slow, purposeful erasure. I was simply imitating reality, a rough resemblance of a human being, with only a dim corner of my mind functioning."—from American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis

3:55 pm  12 notes

"I had all the characteristics of a human being—flesh, blood, skin, hair—but my depersonalization was so intense, had gone so deep, that my normal ability to feel compassion had been eradicated, the victim of a slow, purposeful erasure. I was simply imitating reality, a rough resemblance of a human being, with only a dim corner of my mind functioning."

—from American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis

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