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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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“We start out in identical perfection: bright, reflective, full of sun. The accident of our lives bruises us into dirty individuality. We meet with grief. Our character dulls and tarnishes. We meet with guilt. We know, we know: the price of living is corruption. There isn’t as much light as there once was. In the grave we lapse back into undifferentiated sameness.” 

― Gregory Maguire, A Lion Among Men

The Wicked Years is a series of novels by Gregory Maguire that present a revisionist take on L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, its 1939 film adaption, and related books. The first novel, published in 1995, was Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, a book detailing the life of the infamous villain from Baum’s books, now called “Elphaba”. The novel was a huge success, and was later adapted into a smash hit musical, which opened on Broadway.

A Lion Amongst Men is the third novel from this series, the protagonist being the Cowardly Lion.

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