Book Hunting Expeditions

Bargain Books in Singapore

While I do love frequenting nice book stores with brand new books which smell deliciously like heaven packed in neat binding, I love bargain books more. I usually prefer gently-used books, but I don’t mind the well-loved ones as well. During the past two weeks, I had a chance to get really good bargains.

This one is from our nearby church that sells used books for 1 sgd. Here is my loot.

Beautiful classics for 1 SGD. I found another Rumer Godden book, yay!
For my daughter's Goosebumps fix - only 1sgd. And I am a tad intrigued by Sherrilyn Kenyon given Fats' review. While the cover does not appeal much to me, and I am hardly a romance-kind-of-girl, I thought that it wouldn't hurt to at least purchase it for 1 sgd.

With my daughter’s insistence, we also visited Kallang Mall last week because her classmate told her that she can find Goosebumps for only 1sgd each. True enough, our young informer was correct. There is indeed a 1sgd book sale in Kallang Mall.

Goosebumps and other RL Stine books for 1 SGD. And Sweet Valley University books too. There are titles for 0.50 cents!! =)
These books are slightly more expensive at 2.90 to 4 sgd. In another section there are 3 books for 5 sgd.

As could be seen in the caption above, the Pullman books are sadly not 1 sgd each. Some of these books range from 2.90 to 4 sgd. Still not bad. Now, here are my lovelies:

My nine year old's goosebumps frenzy
David Almond!!!!
Suzanne Collins' Underland chronicles for 2.90 each - too bad there are two titles missing. Will check out again this Sunday, I might find them amidst all the book titles.
Because I love everything by Clive Barker. Varjak Paw interests me. And I hope to complete my collection of Edge chronicles all on sale! Hahaha. =)

If you’re in the area, do check it out!

Myra is a Teacher Educator and a registered clinical psychologist based in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates. Prior to moving to the Middle East, she lived for eleven years in Singapore serving as a teacher educator. She has edited five books on rediscovering children’s literature in Asia (with a focus on the Philippines, Malaysia, India, China, Japan) as part of the proceedings for the Asian Festival of Children’s Content where she served as the Chair of the Programme Committee for the Asian Children’s Writers and Illustrators Conference from 2011 until 2019. While she is an academic by day, she is a closet poet and a book hunter at heart. When she is not reading or writing about books or planning her next reads, she is hoping desperately to smash that shuttlecock to smithereens because Badminton Is Life (still looking for badminton courts here at UAE - suggestions are most welcome).

3 comments on “Bargain Books in Singapore

  1. Are the books for 1 SGD in Kallang are still there?


    • myragarcesbacsal

      Hi Glenda. Unfortunately, the last time I visited (three weeks back), I did not find it anymore. =( You can try Bras Basah, they have a year-round book bargain.


  2. Hi, I live in Manila and I’m visiting Singapore next week for vacation. I was wondering where are the best places for bargain books (previously-owned ones) and music CDs? I would really love to make the most of my time there. Thanks!


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