Epigram Books’ Year-End Sale: Books From 1-Dollar Plus Freebies!

Epigram Books Sale

Unlike the toys sale over at Bishan, I didn’t have to queue to enter the book sale over at Epigram Books. πŸ˜€ Sad, isn’t it? How many parents will bring their kids to a toy sale instead of a book sale. And Epigram Books’ year-end sale certainly doesn’t disappoint. Unlike the previous sale I’ve been to, which occupied only a small space near the reception area, this sale spans just about their entire office. I think they have flexi work spaces so they can shift desks around to make space for this much larger sale. If you walk all the way to the end (see picture above), you’ll find the spot with $1 / $2 bargains. I picked up quite a few items here. πŸ˜€

Also, I found this sign super funny:

epigram books singapore office

To the boss: Nope, I still don’t own a copy! πŸ˜›

I did pick up one of these Amos Lee badges though! Since there was another sign which told people to select one. Gosh. I’d love to own the entire set. So cute!

Amos Lee badge

Unlike at the toy warehouse sale, the ‘damage’ here’s just S$37. πŸ˜€ And I also got a chance at the lucky dip, and won yet another book (the Carrot Cake one). The prizes are pretty attractive. And you really have to wonder why there’s no freebie at all over at the toy sale and yet the queue is SO long!

epigram books sale lucky dip

Seriously, this sale is good. Maybe not as awesome as the Books Box Sale I look forward to every single year but close enough. πŸ˜€



Saturday: 11am to 9pm
Sunday: 11am to 6pm

1008 Toa Payoh North, #03-08, Singapore 318996

*Within walking distance from Braddell MRT Station

Epigram Books Sale: Final Day!

Epigram Books Sale

Spotted a post on Epigram Books‘ Facebook Page that it’s the last day of their book sale today, so I decided, on a whim, that I’d go check it out. And I found many ‘new’ titles that were not available during my first visit. And this round, I bought 40 books. It’s a really good deal because it’s just $20 for every 10 books, so each item cost me only $2! πŸ˜€ But lugging all these home is no joke. Thankfully, I took the MRT trains during off-peak hours. Phew.

Epigram Singapore Book Sale

I think my favorite buy would be the ‘LKY: Political Cartoons’ by Morgan Chua, in hardcover no less! I’ve got two copies and I’ll ‘gift’ them to my pals Samy and Steven. (If you’re reading this, MEET UP WITH ME SOON πŸ˜€ ‘cos the postage would probably cost more than the price I paid for the book. Haha!) Also, I have 4 copies of ‘Mdm Kwa: The Life of Mrs Lee Kuan Yew’, also in comic form, by Morgan Chua. My pal Melinda’s definitely gonna get a copy. Who the other 3 will go to, I have not decided yet. πŸ˜€

Gosh. I really do LOVE book sales. Some women get a high when they purchase a branded bag. I get ecstatic when I see books at such great discounts. Sometimes I don’t even know who I’m getting some of those titles for, but I’ll just grab them first anyway. πŸ˜€ As one of the Epigram NotBooks says, “I am not kiasu. I am Singaporean.”

The usual price of those notbooks is $12.90 (large) but I bought them at $2. *sheds tears of joy*

*And it’s not a spelling error: they really are called NotBooks though they are notebooks, ‘cos they are not books, geddit? πŸ˜€

**There’s 20% discount for their online store, tillΒ 11.59pm on 1 July. Use codeΒ WER7 when you check out. You’re welcome.

Epigram Books Sale: 10 Books For $20 (Selected Titles Only)

Epigram Books sale

I went all the way to Epigram Books’ office this morning, as I’d found out about their book sale which started last week. Apparently, selected books (and notebooks) are going at $20 for 10. I found the selection really small. In the picture above, you see a guy standing next to the main area with all the books, and then there’s the smaller bookshelf next to the windows with theΒ NotBooks (a.k.a notebooks). And that’s all there is.

The NotBooks are all going at 10 for S$20, regardless of size. Needless to say, I picked the bigger ones. πŸ˜€

Epigram Notbooks

The NotBooks all have punny quotes on the covers. My favorites are: “I am not perfect. But parts of me are pretty amazing.”, “I am not messy. I know where everything is” and “I am not kiasu. I am Singaporean.” πŸ˜€ The usual retail price is something like $12. So at $2 each, they are good buys!

And here are those which are actually books:

Epigram books

Epigram books singapore

Epigram Books office

Epigram book sale

I managed to buy 20 items, though most of them will end up as gifts! πŸ˜€

Also, I’m really looking forward to the annual Books Box Sale (that’s not by Epigram Books). There’s always this internal struggle: As an author, I’d really love for people to buy books at full price and support local authors. But as a consumer and book lover, book sales help me stretch my dollar and make me very happy. So… buy 10 books at a discount and buy 1 at full price? πŸ˜€ I really do think Epigram Books has some really outstanding authors. I’m currently reading Annabelle Thong by Imran Hashim. Before this, it was The Good, The Bad and the PSLE by Monica Lim. Both are amazing.