There’s never been a better time to beef up on your local literature. The good folks at Books Actually and Kinetic (the guys behind pop-up space K+) have collaborated on a pop-up site, The Book Quarter, where over 20 of Books Actually’s in-house titles are free to view.
In conjuction with the much-loved Tiong Bahru bookshop’s ongoing sale (25% off every book), a quarter of each title can be viewed on the site. There is award-winning poet Cyril Wong’s latest lament on the state of things from After You, three banned plays by playwright Elangovan from The Good, The Bad and The Ugly and Troy Chin’s comic series The Resident Tourist, among many more.
The free samples will give you a pretty good idea what you’re getting into if you actually decide to puchase the hard copies (which you should) after that. But hurry: the site is up for a limited time only, until Books Actually in-house book sale is over, which will be some time next month.