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Bras Basah institution Basheer Graphic Books feeling squeezed

Published on Jun 13, 2014 6:37 PM
 
Mr Abdul Nasser Basheer Ahamd, owner of Basheer Graphic Books, in his store at Bras Basah Complex on 25 Sept, 2013. The art and design community here has rallied around Basheer Graphic Books after the iconic bookstore posted a notice online declaring a sale and asking for financial support. -- PHOTO: ST FILE

The art and design community here has rallied around Basheer Graphic Books after the iconic bookstore posted a notice online declaring a sale and asking for financial support.

In two Facebook posts this week, it said it would be offering a 20 to 80 per cent discount off all interior design books until the end of this month, and selected books would sell for $3, $5 and $8.

The post stated: "With bookstores struggling all over the world, we are not spared from it too and we do require everyone's help in the coming months more than ever. Do help us while we ponder our next move in a difficult book industry now."

Basheer's post comes after another home-grown bookstore, BooksActually, announced a 25 per cent storewide sale this month to raise funds to buy a permanent home for the shop.

 
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