BooksActually (est. 2005) is an independent bookstore specializing in Fiction and Literature. This includes Poetry, Essays, Literary Journals, alongside obscure, critical works and antique / rare editions. We also stock titles from various subjects we like: History, Biography, Current Affairs, Science, Math, Travel Narrative, Food Narrative, Aesthetics, Music and Film. BooksActually also houses the largest collection of Singapore literary publications including some out-of-print titles.

Math Paper Press, an imprint of BooksActually, is a small press publisher. In line with our hope to put forth Asian literature, our publishing venture hopes to bridge texts to readers by publishing a diverse pool of voices that highlight a variety of subjects and experiences. Our eclectic range of literary works includes poetry, new wave novellas, short story anthologies, full-length novels, essays, memoirs and young adult fiction with the occasional visual works of photography collections.

BooksActually now operates entirely online, delivering books to your doorsteps. We only manifest in the physical realm during our events and other pop-ups.


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BooksActually has adopted the Tripartite Standards, and is committed to being a fair and progressive employer. Visit tafep.sg to learn more about the Tripartite Standards.