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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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BOOKSACTUALLY POP-UP STORE AT MILLENIA WALK!
(Yes, we will be at Millenia Walk for a good six months)

Come, say hello! :) 

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THE SHADOW HERO
by Gene Luen Yang & Sonny Liew

The Shadow Hero is based on the golden-age comics series The Green Turtle, whose hero solved crimes and fought injustice just like any other comics hero. But this mysterious masked crusader was hiding something more than your run-of-the-mill secret identity … The Green Turtle was the first Asian American superhero.

Now, exactly seventy years later, New York Times―bestselling author Gene Luen Yang has revived this nearly forgotten, pioneering character in a new graphic novel that creates an origin story for the golden-age Green Turtle.

With artwork by the unmatched Sonny Liew, this hilarious and insightful graphic novel about heroism and heritage is also a loving tribute to the long, rich tradition of American superhero comics.

“For what is a person without memories? A ghost, trapped between worlds, without an identity, with no future, no past.” —from The Garden of Evening Mists by Tan Twan Eng

12:35 pm  22 notes

“For what is a person without memories? A ghost, trapped between worlds, without an identity, with no future, no past.” 

—from The Garden of Evening Mists by Tan Twan Eng

"It is strange how in some things honest people can be dishonest without the slightest compunction."—from The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man by James Weldon Johnson

3:54 pm  11 notes

"It is strange how in some things honest people can be dishonest without the slightest compunction."

—from The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man by James Weldon Johnson

It’s day 2 of our epic 25% off in-store sale that includes everything except magazines. We’d love to see all of you down at the store, so please do drop by and grab yourself a book (like this Murakami!) :-)
The sale will be ending tomorrow, so be quick!

12:47 pm  76 notes

It’s day 2 of our epic 25% off in-store sale that includes everything except magazines. We’d love to see all of you down at the store, so please do drop by and grab yourself a book (like this Murakami!) :-)

The sale will be ending tomorrow, so be quick!

"People aim for the stars, and they end up like goldfish in a bowl. I wonder if it wouldn’t be simpler just to teach children right from the start that life is absurd."—from The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery

11:56 pm  39 notes

"People aim for the stars, and they end up like goldfish in a bowl. I wonder if it wouldn’t be simpler just to teach children right from the start that life is absurd."

—from The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery

Chase away your Monday blues with this amazing piece of news:
BooksActually is having an in-store sale of 25% storewide for today (25th August) until Wednesday (27th August)! 
Come drop by and grab yourself a book or two! The sale only excludes magazines.

4:50 pm  51 notes

Chase away your Monday blues with this amazing piece of news:

BooksActually is having an in-store sale of 25% storewide for today (25th August) until Wednesday (27th August)! 

Come drop by and grab yourself a book or two! The sale only excludes magazines.

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"You can hide memories, but you can’t erase the history that produced them."

—from Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami

"He thought her beautiful, believed her impeccably wise; dreamed of her, wrote poems to her, which, ignoring the subject, she corrected in red ink."—from Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf

4:52 pm  64 notes

"He thought her beautiful, believed her impeccably wise; dreamed of her, wrote poems to her, which, ignoring the subject, she corrected in red ink."

—from Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf

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