1. ZALL Bookstore
    Photograph: Ian Toh Kui Qiang
  2. ZALL Bookstore
    Photograph: Ian Toh Kui Qiang
  3. ZALL Bookstore
    Photograph: Ian Toh Kui Qiang
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ZALL Bookstore

Cheryl Sekkappan

Time Out says

There's a new bookstore in the heart of town, and it's a haven for lovers of Chinese culture, literature and art. Taking over the space in Wheelock Place where the Borders flagship used to be is the ZALL Bookstore. It stocks more than 30,000 Chinese literary works for adults and children across two storeys, and has a café and art gallery to boot.

Enter on the first floor and be greeted by black and white calligraphic elements that immediately whisk you away to the Jiangnan Watertown. Here is where you'll find childrens' literature, as well as a spacious multi-functional reading and event space. Head to the café on this floor for some quiet reading time with a hot cuppa – they have a variety of coffee blends, Chinese Chu tea and Taiwan tea on the menu. 

Adults will want to head up the spiral staircase to do some book hunting. Expect a comprehensive collection across literature, humanities, history and philosophy from China and Taiwan. If that's not enough culture for you, there's always the art gallery on the same floor. ZALL Bookstore will be featuring creative pieces from both local and international talent, as well as stationery collections you can shop from. 


Wheelock Place
501 Orchard Road
Opening hours:
Daily 10.30am-7m
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