death by paper cut

{February 6, 2007}   bookshophile

the chinatown district should not be limited to the immediate vincity around the chinatown mrt station or the stretch of street clamouring with chinese new year goodies and noise music. on the adjacent side of south bridge road is a charming network of streets lined with old shop houses but used by both chic and commerical enterprises.

books actually is one such establishment.

located inconspicuously on the 2nd level of an old shop house along telok ayer street, this book shop is easy to miss. furnished with ‘old school’ nostalgia of type writers and tiny plastic toys, the interior is simple and spacious. their selection of books should not be regarded as limited but instead discerning. i bought myself a book of poems by a singaporean writer (alvin pang) entitled the city of rain. the book cover is innovatively clad in water proof poncho material that suggests its intimate relationship with its contents.

from time to time, books actually also host poetry recitation sessions. the next one will be this saturday, 10 february at 2pm.



nice nice nice nice nice!!

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