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My Book Sighted At BooksActually Singapore Bookshop

On the shelves!

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My publisher, Zed Books, is relatively high-profile and generally well respected for what they do — alternative or radical books for a fringe, generally academical, audience who wants the deep story (or a different story) of what’s going on in the world. Their global distribution is decent — the University of Chicago Press distributes them in the USA — but these are not really the types of books that you’re going to find on the shelves of everyday bookstores.

But every once in a while I get a note from a friend of acquaintance saying, “Hey, I say your book in ___ bookstore in ___.” I say thanks and then feel cool for a moment.

My friend Moni — the main source for my series of articles about demonetization in India and a new one about the new city of Duqm in Oman — recently sent me one of these messages:

“😊 I found your book in a bookstore in Singapore.”

It was at BooksActually at Tiong Bahru.

I’m taking it that this place is pretty cool. It would have to be, right?


Filed under: Books, Singapore

About the Author:

I am the founder and editor of Vagabond Journey. I’ve been traveling the world since 1999, through 90 countries. I am the author of the book, Ghost Cities of China and have written for The Guardian, Forbes, Bloomberg, The Diplomat, the South China Morning Post, and other publications. has written 3687 posts on Vagabond Journey. Contact the author.

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