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Block 210 New Upper Changi Road
#02-715
Singapore
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Telephone: (65) 6442-9818
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Shopping » Books & Stationery

A fantastic bookshop selling english & chinese books. They have comics (both english & chinese), and Taiwan/HK magazines at very competitive prices ! Looking for old and rare chinese gongfu books, they have the largest selection in Singapore! Mill & Boons fans, they have so much you simply wouldnt know where to start! Looking for full set of comics, you have come to the right place as they have many in full complete sets! Historical or chinese romance stories ? There's lots here too !

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  1. eager
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     01 Dec 2008 at 5:50 pm

    Do anyone know where this store move to? Can't find them at Bedok anymore... This is my favorite hang up place and I am eager to find them so I can carry on reading my favorite books... And also I have missed several episode of the Hongkee comics... Please please! Can anyone tell me where they are now?!!

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    1. dreams
      dreams said:
      Closed and operating online. Call them at 9756 0816 if you want any comics/books. I continued buying/renting my books from them. Best is, now they deliver to your house, FOC!!!
      03 Dec 2008 at 5:32 pm
    2. $money$
      $money$ said:
      check out their website: http://rentnread.wordpress.com/
      20 Dec 2008 at 2:27 pm
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  2. $money$
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     20 Jul 2008 at 2:55 pm

    This shop offers a >1 types of rental faciliaties: rent and read on spot (seems to be mostly comics lovers), be a member and rent a book/comic home to read, pay a deposit and rent home to read.

    Haven't try out their read on spot rental, but I sort of remember it charges by hour, and they have a sort drinks fridge to sell you at $1 (or so). Don't worry, they have air-con (so that it is not hot such that you need to buy the drinks).

    I like their member system, especially for comics, where it is at $1 per book for 1 day, so if you rent a whole series of say 14 books, you will get 14 days to read it at the comfort of your own house.

    And because of this member system, it is less likely for people to rent the book home, forgot to return on time and hence end up just forfeiting the deposit and not return the book. I tried out another book store near my place before, and they do not have a lot of books under a particular chinese novel series that I like, and I suspect is because people don't return the books to claim back the deposit, since the deposit rent is approximate the selling price of the book.

    The aunties and uncles manning the shop are nice too. Although you will see them do other things like eating their home-cooked meals, or taking care of a sleeping baby, while you are in the shop. A family environment (not noisy, don't worry) to read comics.

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      $money$ said:
      they are closing (I think is this week?) and have not found a new place. but they have decided to sell as much of their books as possible, as their new place not likely to be the same size
      30 Jul 2008 at 7:43 am
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  3. dreams
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     01 Jul 2008 at 9:24 am

    Love the range of books that they have, book lovers, u HAVE to check this out! It is conveniently located in Bedok Central, directly opposite KFC, staircase beside Guardian Pharmacy. ! flight up to book heaven !

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