Attention, Singapore Readers!
Tuesday, October 03, 2006
I discovered the most fantastic store last week, instantly one of my favorite spaces in the whole city. It is called Books Actually, and it's a little independent bookstore on the second floor of a shophouse on Telok Ayer Street. It's stocked with so many covetable fiction titles—just talking to the owners, Kenny and Karen, made me immediately want to read George Orwell's Down and Out in Paris and London (it's their top recommendation, and they're clearly very persuasive, because they were sold out).
But beyond the books, the shop is stocked with lots of cool little touches that make you feel like you're in a special space. There were vintage notebooks and little handmade poetry books and tiny farm animals and colorful old typewriters. Exactly the sort of place that makes you want to stop everything to sit and read, for a change.
Books Actually, 125A Telok Ayer Street, Singapore, (+65) 6221 1170