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.


We are operating out of 44 Upper Weld Road, Singapore 207401. We are processing your orders / replying emails / turning our cats into memes every Monday to Friday, 9AM to 6PM (excluding Public Holidays) and we are out for lunch from 12PM to 2PM.

Nearest MRT: Jalan Besar (Exit B)

Please note that our premises are not available for any walk-in customers or for browsing. It is solely our office, storage space, and self-collection point. 


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