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The Inaugural Epigram Books Holiday Pop-up Store!

Spend $100 and get an exclusive goodie bag*, comprising a bestselling NOTBOOK, The Little Nightingale Who Can’t Sing boxset, and an Amos Lee notebook.


Enjoy ATTRACTIVE DISCOUNTS OF UP TO 70% on our titles. Check out some of our books that would make great Christmas gifts for your loved ones:


Mum’s Not Cooking: Favourite Singaporean Recipes for the Near Clueless or Plain Lazy, by Denise Fletcher, is the perfect gift for Singaporean foodies who live abroad, or a kid who’s away at college.

Only the Best!: The ieatishootipost Guide to Singapore’s Shiokest Hawker Food, by local food blogger Dr Leslie Tay, is the only guide you’ll need for laidback weekend meals out with your family.

Our colourful children’s picture books, with their heartwarming tales and beautiful illustrations, make great bedtime stories to read with your young ones. For slightly older kids, consider the bestselling The Diary of Amos Lee series.



From L-R: A New Home for Bo Bo and Cha Cha, translated children’s title The King and the Frog, and the recently launched The Diary of Amos Lee 4: Lights, Camera, Superstar!

Our graphic novels tell an eclectic array of stories: Ten Sticks and One Rice by Oh Yong Hwee and Koh Hong Teng is inspired by the experiences of their hawker parents and their friends, Miel’s Scenegapore offers sharply observed yet tongue-in-cheek commentary on our country’s past, present, and future, and drewscape’s Monsters, Miracles & Mayonnaise is a collection of personal anecdotes both real and imagined.




And if you’re not sure what would exactly suit someone on your Christmas shopping list, look no further than our bestselling NOTBOOKS that put a positive spin on people’s lovable quirks. This year, we have launched four new titles:




With such an array of titles, the Epigram Books Holiday Pop-up Store is a great one-stop holiday shopping destination. We hope to see you there!

Please note that we only accept payment in cash or by cheque.


We are located at 1008 Toa Payoh North, #03-08.

Braddell MRT (NS Line): Take the Toa Payoh North exit and follow the route outlined on the map.

*While stocks last. Goodie bag contents are subject to change.

NOTBOOKS: New Titles, New Price, New Promotions!

Long-time readers of the Epigram Books blog may recall reading posts about our NOTBOOKS series  before. With the holiday season upon us, we’re excited to reveal four new titles, a new price and exclusive promotions!


NOTBOOKS now come in 20 different designs, each featuring a witty catchphrase and unique, eye-catching colours. Each NOTBOOK contains 128 flexibound and thread-sewn blank pages of quality paper for your scribbles and sketches. The matte hardcover and handy A6 size make them the perfect accessory for the creative, stylish individual who’s always on the go!

We’re also proud to share that design firm Epigram recently clinched the Bronze award in the Print category at the Singapore Design Awards 2012 for their work on NOTBOOKS!

NOTBOOKS are sure to be a great gift for those keen to make a statement with their stationery. Each NOTBOOK now costs just S$9.90 before GST (previously S$11.90 before GST). Order through our website and take advantage of our exclusive promotions now.

  • Buy 5 NOTBOOKS, get 1 free
  • Buy 8 NOTBOOKS, get 2 free
  • Buy 12 NOTBOOKS, get 4 free
  • Buy 14 NOTBOOKS, get 6 free

Best of all, you get to select your free NOTBOOKS!

Click here to order your NOTBOOKS online now!

NOTBOOKS are also sold at selected retailers including: Singapore Art MuseumNational Museum of SingaporeAsian Civilisation MuseumThe Shop at The Arts HouseSantriosTotally Hot StuffIsetan (Shaw House),BookaburraNBC (selected outlets),  Woods In the BooksCat SocratesStrangelets, De Walk in Wardrobe, Mono Yono (Plaza Singapura), This & That, Kiitos, Kalms (selected outlets) and A Curious Teepee.

Also stay tuned for announcements on holiday fairs where we will be selling NOTBOOKS!

November 30, 2012 by Epigram Books Admin


It’s been a hectic two months since the official launch of Epigram Books’ NOTBOOKS. So, what happens when a small book publisher decides to take its first plunge into retail by selling its own line of designer stationery?

For one thing, formerly deskbound staff found themselves getting up to 150 additional minutes of cardio a week due to new delivery duties, plus toned arms from lifting boxes of NOTBOOKS (50 count). Especially exciting for the shopaholics among us, we got to meet (virtually or in-person) the managers and merchandisers of cool indie stores like Cat Socrates and Woods In the Books. We even got to play shopkeeper as we participated in holiday fairs and bazaars. It was great fun to have people stop by our stalls to browse and comment out loud on the books that would be perfect for certain friends or co-workers. (Don’t worry, your comments are safe with us.)

Two months on, we’re pleased to see our NOTBOOKS selling briskly, and furthermore, that they’ve won mentions in various lifestyle blogs and magazines like Home & Decor, Simply Her and Young Parents. All you dreamers, shopaholics and bossypants out there, thanks for the support! And stay tuned, because this won’t be the last you’ll see of NOTBOOKS.

By the way, if you haven’t already, order your NOTBOOKS directly from Epigram Books to get up to 3 books free! This promotion will end December 30, 2011.

December 27, 2011 by Epigram Books Admin

Give the Gift of ‘Char Kway Teow’

This Christmas, clue in your friends and family to the best hawker food in Singapore—give them their own copy of The End of Char Kway Teow signed by the author Dr Leslie Tay! Order by December 8 and enjoy 10% off and free shipping.

Only 100 signed copies were available at the start of this offer, and now, three days later, we’re down to 80. Clearly, Singaporeans have good taste in books as well as food. Place your order now to avoid disappointment!

UPDATE (29/11): The End of Char Kway Teow just took third place in the inaugural Popular Readers’ Choice Awards! And we now have less than 40 signed copies of this award-winning book.

November 14, 2011 by Epigram Books Admin

It’s So NOT You

Lovers of witty stationery, look no further! Designed by Epigram Books, NOTBOOKS are notebooks with distinct personalities. Click on the image to see all 16 designs. We bet you’ll spot at least one or two that remind you of someone you know. (Whether they’d be flattered by the connection is another story.)

NOTBOOKS are currently available at the shops Cat Socrates, Basheer Graphic, Pluck, Woods In the Books, and A Curious Teepee. NOTBOOKS have also been spotted at various fairs around the island such as the Public Garden Flea Market and MAAD. “Like” Epigram Books’ Facebook page to get the latest updates on our travelling NOTBOOKS stall.

You could also order NOTBOOKS online on the Epigram Books site, and enjoy delivery to your doorstep as well as free NOTBOOKS (with a minimum purchase). Whatta deal!

Lastly, these local style blogs have been helping us host NOTBOOK giveaways: Viona Wang, The UrbanWire and Penny’s Daybook. The UrbanWire and Penny’s Daybook are still giving away free NOTBOOKS, so feel free to spread the word.

November 01, 2011 by Epigram Books Admin