I had been meaning to visit Littered with Books for the longest time, but I just never got around to it. I am so glad that I finally did. It’s a little bookstore located on Duxton Road, and places like this inspire me.
I just love the vibe at Duxton Hill. It charmed the socks off me and this is my kind of place. I felt so serene and at peace. The total opposite of the recent visit to JCube (yet another mall). No crowds to leave me in a frenzied state here. No identical stores devoid of any form of imagination or personality.
Here you see lovely low rise shophouses that still retain their original features, just like at Ann Siang Hill. It would be a dream place to have an office or a little boutique store.
I really do appreciate when a business is not at all like a business. When it’s just so personal and apparent how much the owners just love what they do and would do it even if they didn’t make a cent. Well Littered with Books seems that way to me. Just like Books Actually, but I’ve now fallen for this place, as it occupies two stories and every nook has been so thoughtfully decorated.
And going upstairs to the second floor.
I could live here.
Just so cosy and inviting. And the best part is being left alone. Love it.
Guess what section this is?
I love how the airwell was painted blue and white.
The logo is adorable too. To a book lover just the words, ‘Littered with Books’ evokes all kinds of wonderful images.
I really want this place to succeed as I do all places where the passion is so apparent. The people at the store seemed so nice too, welcoming us and then leaving us to browse uninterrupted – what a complete and utter joy. You see I’m raving because it is just oceans apart from the crappy customer service in most other places in Singapore (every time I get a curt “can I help” while trailing us about I usually leave the shop – it’s such a turn off and when will they ever learn?)
I am so thankful that Guillaume mentioned Littered with Books to me. Sometimes it takes fresh eyes to show us what we’ve been missing and I just love reading blogs by expats and new residents from all over the world in Singapore. Thank you (people on my blogroll) for introducing me to so much that I would have otherwise overlooked.
And I’ll end this post with a few more pictures.
Happy Easter. And they are open every day. Hardworking folks me thinks. But it’s easy to work hard when you love what you do and it doesn’t feel like work at all.
I need to come again when we have more time for exploring. This place requires lingering and strolling and sipping coffee at cafes.
Makes me wish I lived at The Pinnacle at Duxton (the most expensive HDB in Singapore). You can see the tall structure sticking out behind the shophouses.