Saturday, April 21, 2012

Select Books at 51 Armenian Street

*** Update ***

How time flies! It seemed only a short while ago that we excitedly moved into 51 Armenian Street for a new chapter in Select Books's journey.

A busy two years - and lots of book signings, book launches and meet-the-author sessions - later, our lease at Armenian Street ended, and we decided to move to a new location.

We hope to have the new bookstore operational by the end of 2014. We will let everyone know about the details as soon as we can.

In the meantime, other aspects of our business (including publishing and distribution) are still going on as per normal. Please continue to search for books and purchase them online through our online bookstore:


We are operational at our new home at 51 Armenian Street!  After a hectic week of packing, unpacking and moving of shelves around, we started operating on Monday, April 16, 2012.

We haven't quite finished with the fittings yet and will continue to bring stuff in over the next month or so (including a signboard - as one helpful customer pointed out!).  Likewise, the cafe will take a little more time to get up and running, but it's almost there.

Already we have customers who have told us that they went to Tanglin Shopping Centre, found that we had moved, read the note that we had stuck on the glass, and tracked us down at our new place.  As always, we are extremely touched by how our customers continue to give us their support.  Thank you!  And we hope to win over more new friends at Armenian Street.

At Armenian Street, with the bigger space available, we have designed the bookstore cafe to facilitate book activities and events.  If you need a cosy and friendly place to hold bookclub meetings, book launches or meet-the-author sessions, let us know.  We'd be happy to see how we can help.  We also have plans to use one of the walls as a space for mini-exhibitions of art and photographs.

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  1. The new place looks great. Congratulations!

  2. F.A.C. Jock OehlersJune 11, 2012 at 9:17 AM

    Having viewed this blog, I cannot but give vent to my amazement over the magnificence of Select Books at its new premises. I must congratulate Mr. Seow Hwye Min and others involved in their successful relocation to Armenian Street, tedious though it must have been. More than that: the display of their large collection of quality books, covering various subjects, is most impressive and nothing short of remarkable. Furthermore, the facilities provided, including a café, will render Select Books a most unique and inviting centre for book lovers to visit and enjoy.

  3. 2014 UPDATE: Select Books is NO LONGER at Armenian Street. We only have our online shop for now. You can have your books picked up at our office address at Jalan Tenteram, but you are unable to browse here.