BOOKS

Kinokuniya Singapore's main man retires

He has hunted down books for Singapore's late founding premier Lee Kuan Yew, entertained celebrity authors such as Neil Gaiman and been immortalised in a cartoon portrait by Eisner Award-winning...

Last two MPH bookstores in Singapore to close on July 28 and Sept 1

Its Raffles City outlet will shutter on July 28, while the outlet at Parkway Parade will close on Sept 1.

Kinokuniya bookstore in Liang Court to close for good on April 21

Kinokuniya in Liang Court will lower its shutters for the last time on April 21, after over 30 years as a haven for book lovers in Singapore.

Kinokuniya at Liang Court to close after 36 years of operation

The Japanese bookstore has three other retail outlets in Singapore, located at Ngee Ann City, Bugis Junction and Jem.

Popular CEO on a mission to sustain bookstores

SINGAPORE - Even as Popular Bookstore starts stocking its shelves with gadgets like drones to combat a long-term decline in revenue from books, the chain's long-serving chief, Mr Chou Cheng Ngok,...

New book tells the story of traditional artisans in Jalan Besar

The disappearing precision art of metal lathing and other trades of craftsmen are captured in a book.

Indie bookstore Booktique in CityLink Mall to close

SINGAPORE - "We waited for Ragnarok in a bookstore," reads a framed, typewritten poem in local independent bookshop Booktique - Where Writers Shop. "And clutched the spines of our weapons in hope/...

Turning back the pages: The rise and fall of 5 Singapore bookstores

A new chapter has begun in the life of home-grown bookstore Page One. After closing its only physical store in Singapore in 2012, it is now revived as a bargain bookstore in The Cathay, reported...