All in a Row

One of our favourite family outings is to dinner at Liang Court (usually to Saizeria) and then to the Bargain Alley of Kinokuniya. Sadly we received news that this branch of the store will be shutting its doors on 21 April 2019 after 36 years in operation.

In the past decade, we have mourned the closing of bookstore after bookstore; there aren’t many left in Singapore. For a family who still buys print books (especially slightly damaged discounted ones), we are bereft.  Borrowing the words of the Eagles:

“Why do we give up our hearts to the past?
And why must we grow up so fast  …
And the storybook comes to a close
Gone are the ribbons and bows
Things to remember, places to go”
Farewell Kinokuniya Liang Court! Thanks for broadening our world and for the fond memories!

This is my response to One-Word Sunday: Row, hosted by Debbie at Travel with Intent.

Feature post: window display outside Kinokuniya Liang Court

6 Replies to “All in a Row”

  1. It is incredibly sad when a book shop (in fact any independent business) closes. It is the same here, and worse outside the big cities. I try to buy something from every small-town bookshop I visit, even if it’s just a few cards.

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  2. I’m so sorry to hear it’s closing down – always so sad when it happens. 😯 There are almost no real book shops here either, only the big chains. Most people buy on Amazon I think.


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