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Goodbye Huggs-Epigram Espresso Bookshop, good day Tanjong Pagar Distripark

Goodbye Huggs-Epigram Espresso Bookshop, good day Tanjong Pagar Distripark

SINGAPORE – After a short-lived resurrection, Huggs-Epigram Espresso Bookshop will as soon as once more be closing its doorways subsequent Monday (Jan 31).

The house-grown bookshop and cafe had reopened on the City Redevelopment Authority Centre in Maxwell Highway on Jan 6 after a five-month hiatus, however shall be shuttering once more after lower than a month.

Epigram Books writer Edmund Wee, 69, stated this was attributable to low takings.

Opened in March 2019 by Epigram and low chain Huggs, it was the primary bookstore right here to promote solely books about Singapore, by Singapore writers or revealed in Singapore.

It had closed quickly in August final 12 months, with Epigram working a pop-up bookshop at 267 Seaside Highway throughout the hiatus.

Mr Wee stated Epigram shall be opening a 20-seater espresso bookshop with Balestier Market Collective on the Singapore Artwork Museum in Tanjong Pagar Distripark in April or Might this 12 months.

It earlier ran a pop-up on the venue throughout Singapore Artwork Week, which was from Jan 14 to 23 this 12 months.

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