BooksActually (est. 2005) is one of the leading independent bookstores in Singapore. It helms publishing arm, Math Paper Press, which actively supports and promotes the publishing of poetry, short fiction and photo collections of Singaporean writers and artists including Cyril Wong, Pooja Nansi and Nguan. BooksActually is also the organizer of the annual Singapore Art Book Fair. The latest edition of the fair was held in April 2016, at the ArtScience Museum in Singapore.
This August, in collaboration with ONEDAY | Pause and Forward, BooksActually will be showcasing books by Singaporean writers and poets in Bangkok. Singapore Literature Prize winner Cyril Wong, and Pooja Nansi, curator of Speakeasy, a monthly spoken word and poetry showcase, will be reading their poetry, and speaking about the craft of writing at the event. Owner of BooksActually, Kenny Leck, will also be speaking about founding and running a bookstore, and the publishing climate in Singapore.
Books published by Math Paper Press will be available for sale at the event, together with silkscreened tote bags and translated poems of Pooja Nansi and Cyril Wong on beautiful postcards, specially created for the event.
The ONEDAY x BooksActually Showcase will be held at ONEDAY | Pause and Forward, 51 Sukhumvit Soi 26, Khlong Tan, Khlong Toei, Bangkok 10110, Thailand, from 19 – 21 August 2016. For visuals, interviews or press-related enquiries, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com