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EMF Bookstore reopens at One-North

And Popular drops the cafe and Borders brand from its Westgate mall outlet

Published on May 9, 2014 1:59 PM
EMF Bookstore store manager Mary Ong at the Holland Village outlet last year. -- PHOTO: ST FILE

Well-known book rental store EMF Bookstore reopens on May 15 at Fusionopolis in One-North, barely two months after closing its 27- year-old flagship outlet at Holland Village in February.

Meanwhile, chain bookstore owner Popular Holdings is dropping its five-month experiment to resurrect the Borders brand at Westgate mall. After May 18, the outlet reverts to a typical outlet of the Popular textbook and stationery chain, with no cafe on the premises.

EMF Bookstore will open a 400 sq ft outlet in the basement of one of the Connexis towers of the Fusionopolis buildings above One-North MRT station. It will offer new and used books for sale and rental, says co-owner Margaret Zhang, 63, whose husband Eddie started the EMF brand in 1987 at Holland Road Shopping Centre.

The store has a short-term lease of six months to test the waters, she adds, declining to reveal the monthly rental.

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