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Welcome to Bras Basah Complex.

Here, you will find a second-hand store with wobbling towers of books, traditional almanac calendars in a Chinese bookstore and a beloved, knowledgeable art and design bookseller. What happens when 3 artists take inspiration from this space? 

A billboard for books. A set of infographic banners. A fort made out of calendars. Each tells a different story about the City of Books.

In the middle of it all, interact with the story of kid detective Sherlock Sam who is brought to life in a fantastical playground on the spiral staircase.

Berny Tan
Kelly Limerick
Lai Yu Tong

Felicia Liu

Explore the meandering corridors of the City of Books on the artists and curator tour. Get to understand firsthand the artists’ responses, the booksellers they drew inspiration from and the thought process behind the entire initiative. 

10, 11, 17, 18 March 2018
2 - 3pm
Free admission.
Limited to 15 spaces per session.
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As part of the local #BuySingLit movement, OH! is celebrating stories from the longstanding Bras Basah Complex. This initiative seeks to tell the stories of homegrown book publishers and retailers in embracing all aspects of Singapore’s literary scene.

Earlier Event: March 10
ADM: Open Day + Portfolio Review
Later Event: March 17
Dwellers #2