On My Mind

Don't throw the book at former employees of now-tainted icon BooksActually

BooksActually’s ex-staff should be lauded for doing the very thing literature is so vaunted for – use their words to effect change

BooksActually has been revealed as an example of how the world should not be, but often, distressingly, is.PHOTO: BUSINESS TIMES

The first time I went to BooksActually, I was 17 years old.

I do not remember much from that first visit, only that the bookshop was on the second floor of a shophouse and that the door handles were labelled "Philip PULLman" and "Alexander PUSHkin", which I thought was very charming.

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