11 Best Bookstores in Singapore for IGCSE & IB Students (2023)

The Best Bookstores for IGCSE & IB Students in Singapore (2023)

There are numerous popular bookstores that you can find in Singapore, both physical and online. Today, we will give you the top 11 popular bookstores in Singapore that are great for not only the Singapore students but also the IGCSE and IB students as well! 

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Top 11 Most Popular Bookstores in Singapore 

IB Professional


1. IB Professional 

IB Professional Pte Ltd is a bookstore that sells specifically IB category books. They offer a wide range of subjects for IB students. They also have an online store for those who are unavailable to visit their store in person. Their store is located on the East-West side of Singapore. They are also the suppliers of ACS Independent School and Nexus International. Though their brand name is IB Professional, they also offer a small range of IGCSE books. (Language, Math, Science and Humanities). 

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Address: 108 Depot Rd, Unit 01-06, Singapore 100108

Contact: 9847 0908

Website: https://www.ibprofessional.com.sg/ 


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2. Kinokuniya

Kinokuniya is one of the bookstores in Singapore that most Singaporeans are familiar with. They carry a variety of genres of books, from fiction to school books. They are surely the one-stop-shop for all kinds of books! Kinokuniya has a section of “Study Guides” that offers learning guides to many curriculums, not just the IB and IGCSE. They also offer study guides and assessment books for curriculums like IELTS, SAT, and more! 

They have 3 stores in Singapore and 2 of them are located in the town area whereas one is located in the West. They also have their own online store

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Address: Link to their stores here

Website: https://www.ibprofessional.com.sg/ 


3. Popular 

Of course, the Popular bookstore cannot be missed! They offer all school supplies from stationeries to assessment books! They also have a wide selection of books for everybody. Though they do not have specific books that target IB or IGCSE curriculum, their wide range of assessment books will definitely come in handy! You can also visit their online website here


Popular is located islandwide and you can definitely find one near you easily! 

Address: Link to all their stores here

Website: https://www.popular.com.sg/ 


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4.  BooksActually

BooksActually is a bookstore that specializes in Fiction and Literature. They are a good place to stop by to check out some literature books that can come in hand for students taking Literature in school! 

They used to be located in Tiong Bahru but have since shifted to an online presence. You can visit their online bookstore here


Contact: Link to their Contact Us Page 

Website: https://booksactuallyshop.com/ 


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5. Grassroots Book Room

The Grassroots Bookstore is mainly focused on Chinese and foreign history, Chinese and Western philosophy, art, modern literature as well as Western and Japanese literature. They have since introduced different styles of books such as picture books, life aesthetics, and food writing. For Chinese major students, you may find this place a life savior to all your required literature books. Worry not as they also carry an interesting selection of English books as well! You can also find that they have a cafe at the back of their store! 

They are located in the Central Region of Singapore at Outram. Unfortunately, they only have one bookstore in Singapore. 


Address: 25 Bukit Pasoh Road, Singapore 089839

Contact: 65 6337 9208

Website: https://www.facebook.com/grassrootsbookroom/ 


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6. Basheer Graphic Books 

As their brand name suggests, they offer a wide range of graphic books! They feature a wide variety of art, architecture & design titles, plus children’s items. So, if you are an art or design student looking for study guides or reference books, they might just be the one for you! They are located not too far from town. You can visit them physically at their bookstore or browse and purchase on their website. 


Address: Bras Basah Complex #04-19, 231 Bain St, Singapore 180231

Contact: +65 6336 0810 

Website: https://www.basheergraphic.com/ 


7. Times Bookstore 

Times Bookstore is a Singapore-based online bookstore that houses a huge selection of genres. They carry storybooks of all ages as well as assessment books for the MOE-syllabus books. They also have assessment books that can be helpful for students taking international curriculums in Singapore. 

Contact: (65) 3129 2449

Website: https://www.timesbookstores.com.sg/ 


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8. The French Bookstore

As the name suggests, it is a bookstore that focuses on French. If you are a literature student or French major, you will definitely be stuck in the books at The French Bookstore. They carry loads of pre-loved and hot-off press french books. They are located in Tiong Bahru and also offer stationery, vintage wares, and art. 

Address: Tiong Bahru Rd, #01-53 Block 55, Singapore 160055

Website: http://the-french-bookshop.com/m/ 


popular bookstores

9. Woods in the Books 

Looking for illustrations and picture books? Woods in the Books can help you with that! They are an independent bookshop in Singapore that specializes in all types of picture books and illustrated books. So you will surely be able to find some good picture books. 

Address: 3 Yong Siak St, Singapore 168642

Contact: 6222 9980

Website: https://www.woodsinthebooks.sg/ 


popular bookstores

10. ZALL Bookstore

Another Chinese-focused bookstore can be found near the town area of Singapore. They are a bookstore-cafe theme shop. The owner of the bookstore is also a writer himself. He is a writer and poet who has published 18 books to this date. You will be able to find Chinese literature, novels, and philosophy books from both China and Taiwan. The bookstore also has a hidden art gallery hidden behind their bookshelves. 

Address: 501 Orchard Road, Wheelock Place, #02-18 S(238880)

Contact: 6232 7550


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11. Shopee

Yes, Shopee could just have what exactly you need! There are many established bookstores that are found on the Shopee platform. You can also confirm their authenticity by googling some of their stores, you will find them to be known establishments. Additionally, they have a wide selection of e-books for your kindle or phone! Go ahead and look for them! 

Be sure to keep a lookout for physical stores’ opening hours and days! There are definitely more popular bookstores around Singapore! Do leave a comment for us if you know of better bookstores! We’d be sure and happy to include it in our lists! 

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