Uncovering Singapore's largest book fair


Singapore's largest book fair is back - this time, it is in the heart of the Civic District.

The Singapore Book Fair 2018, officially opened by Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat yesterday, will run for seven days at Capitol Singapore and Chijmes, with the theme Reading City.

By holding the book fair in these historic buildings, the organiser - Singapore Press Holdings' (SPH) Chinese Media Group - hopes to get city dwellers to rekindle their love for reading.

There is a wide array of books by more than 3,000 publishers, and other literary highlights include book launches and signing sessions as well as talks and sharing sessions by local writers, such as The Sunday Times invest editor Lorna Tan and Chinese author Lin Shao Hua.

The fair, which will end on May 31, will also host the results ceremony of the inaugural Singapore Creative Awards. The contest is jointly organised by the Chinese Media Group and the Singapore branch of the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China. 

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 26, 2018, with the headline 'Uncovering Singapore's largest book fair'. Print Edition | Subscribe