booksactually turns 10

A very happy tenth birthday to BooksActually, one of the world’s best bookstores and my favourite place to hang out in Singapore.

Owner Kenny Leck, manager Renée Ting and the team also run Math Paper Press, which publishes all the hip Singaporean writers on the scene – including Alvin Pang, Cyril Wong, Elangovan, Alfian Sa’at, Joshua Ip, Jon Gresham, Tania De Rozario and Tse Hao Guang. I have an exciting project in the works with Math Paper Press, which we’re aiming to launch in 2016 – so watch this space.

Some photos from my visit to BooksActually earlier in the year:


For anyone in Singapore right now, the team is holding an exhibition, 10 Years of BooksActually, that aims to recreate its previous “homes”. The opening is 7pm tonight (18 November) at The Substation Gallery, No. 45 Armenian Street, Singapore 179936. The exhibition is open daily from 10am to 8pm and runs through to Sunday 22 November.

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