The French Bookshop


Pooja’s tour of Singapore’s bookstores continues!

Several weeks ago, I made a visit to The French Bookshop, Singapore’s only exclusively French bookstore, in Tiong Bahru. Singapore is home to 9,200 (!) French expats and many, no doubt, from other French-speaking countries in Africa and the Americas.

The French Bookshop, located in renovated shophouse with high ceilings and plenty of natural light, sells new and used books, CDs, and DVDs, all in French. My French is passable, mais mon mari parle français couramment and could spend days here. The bookstore also carries an excellent selection of children’s books (which kept my toddler occupied).

The French Bookshop’s website carries a vast inventory; they ship domestically and to Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia for a small fee.

Like The French Bookshop on Facebook. The bookstore also hosts art exhibitions and events.

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Know of any other foreign language bookstores in Singapore? Wanna open a South Asian language bookstore with me? (J/K, OK! Someone, please steal this idea and make it happen!)