Chachic's Book Nook



Tucked in a quiet street in Tiong Bahru is a lovely indie bookstore called BooksActually. I’ve been hearing a lot about this bookstore from fellow readers who have visited Singapore. So when I had some free time yesterday afternoon, I decided to drop by and check it out. Aside from books and other bookish paraphernalia, they also sell some vintage knick knacks.

Of course, I had to take pictures of these bookish postcards:

While I wasn’t able to buy any books (there weren’t that many YA or fantasy novels in the store), I have a feeling I’ll be back to visit and just look around because it’s such a charming bookstore. BooksActually is located at No. 9 Yong Siak Street, Tiong Bahru. Feel free to drop by whenever you’re in Singapore!


Author: Chachic

Welcome to Chachic's Book Nook! I'm a Filipino book blogger currently based in Singapore. My blog features all sorts of books that I read from various genres (fantasy, contemporary romance, young adult fiction). Click on About Me to learn more and check out my Favorite Books page for a list of books that I love. Thanks for dropping by! Chachic /ˈtʃɑːtʃɪk/ is pronounced with hard “ch” sounds. The first syllable is pronounced like the dance cha-cha while the second syllable is like chick (baby chicken).

19 thoughts on “BooksActually

  1. Love the postcards and the vintage-y stuff. Will definitely drop by if I ever go to Singapore again.

  2. Oh my! What a cute indie store! Ever notice how sometimes they can be the best ever?! 🙂

    I’m from Mexico, but currently live in the US…and I am head over heels in love with Barnes & Noble, the best book store in the universe! 🙂

    Btw, just ran into your blog and it’s cute! I’ll be happy to come back for future visits! 🙂

    • Indie stores are awesome. I loved how quirky this one was. If I have a bookish friend visiting, I’d probably bring her (or him) to BooksActually. Oh there are a lot of indie bookstores in the US, is there one near your area? 🙂

      Thanks and hope to see you around!

  3. IT looks like a really cute bookstore!!
    We don’t really have bookstores like that here in Mexico, it makes me so sad.

    • Alex, the books here are a lot more expensive that the ones in Manila so I have a feeling I will be utilizing Book Depository once I’ve settled down. Need to check out the public library first though!

  4. Glad you like it! Don’t forget to visit Birds & Co. at Cineleisure too 😛

  5. This sounds like a place I must visit on my next trip to SGP!


  7. That store is utterly adorable! Also? I love that you took a picture of the post cards.

  8. Love these pictures! This is the type of bookstore I love to be in, even if as you say, they don’t carry many books for me. Cozy! Hope that the start to your new job is going well. =)

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  10. This bookstore looks awesome but look at that creepy bunny mask!! Ooh, all those vintage cameras. Reynje would love that.

    • Creepy bunny mask? I didn’t even notice it! Sigh, I miss shooting lomo. I left all my cameras back home because I have no idea where I can get rolls of film processed here in Singapore. And that will probably be a lot more expensive here.

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