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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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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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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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