COVID-19: Order fulfilment may take up to 10 working days

Temporary Closure

Our outlet at Bussorah Street is closed until further notice.

Our online store remains open.

We are extremely grateful for your orders and support, but due to increased demand in courier services and social distancing among our staff, please expect order fulfilment within 10 working days (3 weeks for International orders).

Please stay home, it will really help reduce the spread of infection.

May Allah keep us all safe.

As always, with much gratitude,
The Booksellers of Wardah Books

Welcome to Wardah Books

Established in 2002, Wardah Books is located in Bussorah Street, at the heart of Singapore’s centre of Malay/Muslim literary history. Books have always been central to Islamic culture and books remain the best technology for preserving and expounding ideas across time and space. As long as human beings continue to commit themselves to finding meaning, there will always be something to read. Or as we like to think of it, reading is not history.  

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Welcome To Wardah Books

Established in 2002, Wardah Books is located in Bussorah Street in a conservation shophouse built in the Late Style some time in the first half of the 1900s. Or to put it another way, we’re located right at the heart of the Malay/Muslim literary heritage map.​

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Booksellers of Kampong Glam: A History​

At one level, bookshops exist to meet the needs of a literate community. The more vibrant the bookshop trade, chances are the more ideas are being rigorously circulated and discussed. A direct correlation may be impossible to establish, but it could be said that the presence of bookshops may be taken as a proxy indicator of the intellectual life of a community.

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