Grassroots book room 草根书室

Tucked along Bukit Pasoh Road is a Chinese bookshop named “草根书室“. It translates to Grassroots Book Room – which somehow just doesn’t give the same feel.




It is a wonderful book room, and there is so much to see. A post card caught my eye, so I bought two, one which I mailed to a friend. It prompted a number of thoughts, so I’ve written a blog post about it in Mandarin, which I’ll publish soon.

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The bookshop is mostly stocked with adult books, but there are a number of children’s picture books, like 《寻找》which I wrote about here.  In fact, the author held a presentation of the original art pieces from this book at this very book room last year.

Another fascinating book I saw was this one.



It is totally beautiful but I heard another browser say “Wah! So expensive ah!”. And it was. SGD$74. *gulp*


The book room has a very large collection of Chinese books for adults in many different genres. I found this comic book which seemed really cute and readable.


The book room also has a cafe at the back.






草根書室 Grassroots Book Room
Address: 25 Bukit Pasoh Rd, 089839
Phone:6337 9208


11:00am – 8:00pm
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11:00am – 8:00pm
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11:00am – 9:00pm
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11:00am – 6:00pm

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  4 comments for “Grassroots book room 草根书室

  1. Carol Lim
    January 19, 2016 at 1:46 pm

    what a lovely nook, and what old world/school charm! i am terribly scared that places like this will not last long in such tough business climate such as what we have in Singapore.

    • January 19, 2016 at 3:12 pm

      Yes, it takes a lot of guts to swim against the tide in setting up and maintaining a bookshop like that. So let’s help support them in whatever little way we can! So that they won’t be extinct in our children’s time.

  2. January 20, 2016 at 7:57 am

    Stepping into this bookstore is akin to stepping in a page in history! Till today, I have fond memories of my uncle and aunt bringing me to a Chinese bookshop in People’s Park area to browse for hours….I must pop by 草根書室 one of these days, thanks for sharing!
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    • January 20, 2016 at 1:53 pm

      Welcome! Glad it brings back memories; hope you have a lovely time at the book room too.

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