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CHECK OUT OUR FAVOURITE BOOKS OF 2021! GET ANY 2 AT 20% OFF!
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BooksActually's Book Of The Month

Strangers On A Pier
by Tash Aw

From the award-winning author of Five Star Billionaire and We, The Survivors comes a whirlwind personal history of modern Asia, as told through his Malaysian and Chinese heritage.

In Strangers on a Pier, acclaimed author Tash Aw explores the panoramic cultural vitality of modern Asia through his own complicated family story of migration and adaptation, which is reflected in his own face. From a taxi ride in present-day Bangkok, to eating Kentucky Fried Chicken in 1980s Kuala Lumpur, to his grandfathers' treacherous boat journeys to Malaysia from mainland China in the 1920s, Aw weaves together stories of insiders and outsiders, images from rural villages to megacity night clubs, and voices in a dizzying variety of languages, dialects, and slangs, to create an intricate and astoundingly vivid portrait of a place caught between the fast-approaching future and a past that won't let go.
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Sanrio x Pew Pew Patches

Created in collaboration with Sanrio, this limited edition set of patches is how we imagined Sanrio characters would be like if they lived in Singapore!

Started in 2014 , Pew Pew Patches has always been about witty, fun iron-on and sticker patches. Inspired by the patches of the '80s, Pew Pew Patches brings that concept into our millennium! Join us as we wear our hearts and personalities on our sleeves, overalls and jackets!
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Penguin Classics Marvel Collection

Penguin Classics is pleased to collaborate with Marvel Comics to publish a new series, the Penguin Classics Marvel Collection. This Collection of carefully curated comic book anthologies presents the original stories and seminal tales of key Marvel characters, and serves as a testament to Marvel’s transformative impact on graphic fiction and icons and stories across popular culture.

For decades, Marvel has published groundbreaking visual narratives that sustain attention on multiple levels: as explorations of the relationship between power and responsibility; as metaphors for the experience of difference and otherness; as meditations on the pain of adolescence and the fluid nature of identity; as examinations of the meaning, and limits, of patriotism; as ironic juxtapositions of the cos­mic and the quotidian; as resources for the understanding of political and social history; and as high watermarks in the artistic tradition of American cartooning. For the first time, these classic stories of some of the most iconic super heroes in the history of American comics are Penguin Classics.

Each title will be published in black spine paperback as well as a collectible hardcover edition with beautiful gold foil stamping, gold top stain edges and endpapers featuring artwork from the comics. They each include a foreword by a contemporary young adult author and a detailed scholarly introduction, speaking to the enduring significance of Marvel’s iconic creations.
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#sglitftw Giving Campaign

Spread the love of reading!

Celebrate Singapore stories with BooksActually! We have launched this giving campaign to provide a platform to give back to our beneficiaries and spread the love of reading. BooksActually works together with each beneficiary to select the suitable books for the children or those that are on their wishlist.
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