10 places to down a drink with a book in hand

(Clockwise from top left) The Moon, Looksee Looksee, The Reading Room, and the Huggs-Epigram Coffee Bookshop, where patrons can settle down with a drink in one hand and a good book in the other.
(Clockwise from top left) The Moon, Looksee Looksee, The Reading Room, and the Huggs-Epigram Coffee Bookshop, where patrons can settle down with a drink in one hand and a good book in the other.PHOTOS: THE MOON, THE LO & BEHOLD GROUP, KUA CHEE SIONG, COURTESY OF EPIGRAM BOOKS

SINGAPORE - "You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me," writer C. S. Lewis once said. If you, like Lewis, fancy turning pages while taking tea or, like the poet T. S. Eliot's character J. Alfred Prufrock, measure out your life with coffee spoons, here are 10 bookshops, cafes and bars in Singapore where you can settle down with a drink in one hand and a good book in the other.


The elegant wood arches and mirrored ceiling at Cook & Tras social library show off a collection of more than 3,000 books. PHOTO: SIX SENSES SINGAPORE

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