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Kinokuniya Bookstore

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Orchard Road
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Address: 391 Orchard Road Ngee Ann City # 03 09 10 15 | Takashimaya Shopping Centre, Singapore 238872, Singapore
Phone Number:
+65 6737 5021
10:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Fri 10:00 - 21:30
Sat 10:00 - 22:00

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Wow! Fantastic bookstore and a must see destination

This place blew me away. I have never seen such a selection in one place. I love fashion and design and checked this area out immediately. Such an amazing array of textbooks... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Helena S
Wellington, New Zealand
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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place blew me away. I have never seen such a selection in one place. I love fashion and design and checked this area out immediately. Such an amazing array of textbooks, idea books, picture books. I spent a couple of hours here. They will take the plastic off the books on request.

Thank Helena S
Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

In Indonesia, book stores always wrap their books in plastics in order to prevent visitors to read or ruin them. But in here, books are not wrapped in plastics so visitors can freely read the books (and amazingly all books are still in good conditions). So I was like spending 3 hours here, checking and browsing lots of books before... More 

Thank keroeni
Albany, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

We loved the Japanese section of the store with endless Manga titles and the Miyazaki (think Totoro) plush toys, which we oooed and arrh over. You can spend lots of money here or just spend time browsing for hours at the incredible range of books in English, Japanese and Chinese (and more). If you are short on time in Singapore,... More 

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Hexham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

This shop is a real gem. Book shops are few and far between in Singapore. This branch of Kinokuniya in Takashimaya (Ngee Ann mall), has all you can expect from a vast Japanese book store (there are three other smaller branches). The manga section is extensive and is accompanied by models, character nanoblock sets, etc., but all tastes are catered... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

In a city that has lost most of it's bookstores, Kinokuniya is a real treasure trove for books. Right in the heart of Orchard Road it's main store is easy to get to. It also has three other branches in Singapore. The store has all the usual classifications with a pretty good range of titles. Long may it live! I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

There used to be Borders in Singapore but now Kinokuniya is the main bookstore in the country. However, it is large enough for you to find pretty much any book you are looking for. Since we still have Amazon and Barnes and Noble in the US, we mostly came here to browse the stationery department. There are lots of Japanese... More 

Thank Tofurry
New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

I went to Singapore on business in June 2016 and then my wife and two children joined me for a vacation. The Kinokuniya Bookstore is located in the Takashimaya Shopping Center on Orchard Road. I went here many times as I enjoyed browsing through books and walking through the huge bookstore. I think this could be the largest bookstore in... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Thousads of bookstores have closed globally and this kinokuniya is growing from strength to strength Massive selection of english books and some japanese Books i can't find at the large Eslite bookstore in taipei can be found here

Thank bcheong
Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

I love how I am lost among thousand of books - walking around the maze of shelves, poring over the pages, reading through the jackets, catching a paragraph or two of a title that I like and surrendering myself to this place of knowledelge. Located at the top floor (and occupying a big portion of it) of Takashimaya with its... More 

Thank Aveeno1991
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

One of the best bookshops in Singapore which offers a large selections of books. Conveniently located in the Orchard Road, a prime shopping district.

Thank Syedbj

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