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[BHE 58] Indie Bookstores in Singapore Part 2 – Silver Kris Bookshop

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Myra here. Every week, we share the books that have spoken to us and found their way into our shelves. While I am in Budapest right now, allow me to share another indie bookstore that I have just recently discovered in Singapore for our book hunting expedition post.

I learned about this bookstore through one of my Facebook Writer Friends who shared a write-up about this place. Naturally, I was intrigued and with the trusty google map we managed to find the place.

Silver Kris Bookshop

#01-187, 84 Marine Parade Central, Singapore 440084

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Apparently, Silver Kris Bookshop has been at Marine Parade Central Market since 1974.

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In fact it goes as further back as 1965 when it was still a road-side stall at Marshall Road renting out comics and magazines. It has quite a number of old and new books, there is no rhyme nor reason in the way that the books are stacked willy-nilly. All the more reason for book hunters to stay awhile in an attempt to find treasures. What I found fascinating about the owners is that they really know their books and they can lead you to the section where you can get the most book finds! My 11 year old daughter had a field day during our visit here!

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Goosebumps Galore! 3 for 10 dollars.

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As for me, I got the new Dan Brown book, Inferno, at a discounted rate of 32 dollars. It’s being sold for 40 dollars in regular bookstores. I also bought Angels and Demons by Dan Brown for 7 dollars. Not bad, I thought!

Kinokuniya at Jurong East Mall

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One of the reasons why I hardly ever go to Kinokuniya is that its location is right smack in the middle of the city which is quite far from where I live. And so when I found out that they are opening a branch in the Western part of Singapore, I was delighted and so was my daughter. Last week, we bought these books at Kino:

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Dork Diaries: Holiday Heartbreak by Rachel Renee Russell. She finished reading this in two days’ time.

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Now that I am in Budapest, this is my companion book: Max Brooks’ World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War. I have been meaning to borrow a copy of this from our public library for the longest time, but all 30 copies are always out, on reserve, unavailable! I thought that I might as well get a copy to save myself the trouble! 🙂

How about you, dear friends, what are the books that found their way into your shelves lately? Do share them with us!

3 comments on “[BHE 58] Indie Bookstores in Singapore Part 2 – Silver Kris Bookshop

  1. Hi Myra, Have you gotten “more” shelves in your new home? I do believe you purchase more than I do, although I did find a few at the All Write Conference. That bookstore looks amazing. I have lately discovered a new coop bookstore in my neighborhood-very fun to browse there! Looks as if your daughter made the big haul!

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    • Hi Linda, surprisingly some of my shelves now are vacant ever since I reorganized the books when we moved to our new home. There’s a space allotted in our new place though for possibly new shelves in the future. 🙂

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