I grew up with books on Peter and Jane, books by Enid Blyton as well as Dr. Seuss. My mother pretty much made sure that both my brother and I knew how to read when we were young and we visited the library often with too many books to carry home at the end of the trip.
So even now, I love books. The touch of the paperback, the cracked spine and the yellowed rough pages. Or the new hardcover – smooth and shiny – with slick clean pages. The smell of age that makes my nose tingle. Feeling the weight of it in my bag or in my hands as I travel with it. And the words swimming around in my mind.
I just like looking at things that are without bright screens and battery-operated sometimes. The phone and computer get tiring and sickening, even. Why would I want to use my computer after doing a whole bunch of work on it at work for hours?
So this place, Littered With Books is like a heaven for me.
Filled with books of all genres and from all over the world (mainstream or not), chances are you can find any book you want here. You can even ask the staff about importing books for you I think, and the staff there are always smiling and nice.
The place is even done up with labels, snippets of information about the book or writer as well as signs and artsy decorations to make you feel happy and engaged with your surroundings. Everything is just really bright and neatly arranged. For me, I appreciate how they put thought into the arrangement of books and keeping the place alive with colours, information and new arrivals constantly for book lovers.
I always discover new books to purchase and to read when I am there. Being easy to navigate within the space, I can look for any topic I want easily and reach any shelf because the shelves are easy to reach even for short people like me. Really free and easy, you can just drop in just to check books out with no salesperson following you every step of the way to pretend to serve you or worry if you might steal something.
So drop by this amazing bookstore if you are in the Tanjong Pagar area.
It will definitely make your day, if you are a fellow book lover.