Bookshops in Singapore: The heartwarming reason we still have bookshops

This is the story you don’t get to read when you go to a bookstore

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I love books, so I wanted to make a video about bookshops in Singapore to visit.

But when I had a chat with the owners of the Huggs-Epigram Coffee Bookstore and BooksActually, I discovered how passionate they are about their jobs. I knew I had to make a video about them too.

Because it takes a lot of strength to be able to pursue what you want in life, when you know there’s a big risk of failing. I have a lot of respect for them.

Also, I can’t wait to upload my next video, which is of another great bookstore/space called The Moon. The people behind it are so passionate and have a great ethos.


Credits: Thank you Wei Liang for conceptualising this with me, Aileen, Amanda and Malar for giving such on-point feedback that made this video so much better, and Sham for the great camera work.

If you want to check out more local shops in Singapore, check out my post on thrift shops in Singapore.