POPULAR’s BookFest@Singapore will be making its long-awaited return on 9-18 December 2022. Occupying a whopping 130,000 square foot of retail space, the event – to be held at Suntec Convention Halls 401-406 from 10am to 10pm daily – will offer spectacular offers on books, stationery, tech gadgets, and much more! BookFest veterans will also be pleasantly surprised to see the return of our signature Daily Specials, Lucky Draws, and family-friendly fringe activities.
The event is making a comeback after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. And to celebrate the return of BookFest, the theme of the event this year is “Reunite & Excite 阅•欢腾”.
Said Ms Mavis Huang, Chief Strategist for BookFest@Singapore: “We are excited to return to Suntec Convention Hall and look forward to bringing unique shopping experiences to the masses so everyone can enjoy this wonderful event together. As we launch the 16th edition of BookFest@Singapore, we are grateful for the loyal customers who have supported us throughout the years.”
With more than 500,000 visitors expected over the 10-day event, organisers are making sure the event is safe for everyone. Hand sanitisers will be placed at cashier points, entrances, and around the halls. High-touch points such as shopping baskets and self-checkout counters will also be regularly disinfected. While it is not mandatory, shoppers are still encouraged to wear their masks.
Whimsical Christmas Market featuring local crafters
To embrace the year-end festive spirit, BookFest is introducing the Whimsical Christmas Market — with quality offerings on toys, stationery, lifestyle products, and more. Featuring 25 participating local crafters from Etsy Craftivist SG, shoppers will find unique, locally-made crafts, gifts, and goods. Craft workshops are available for sign-ups throughout BookFest, including Batik Painting, Felted Soap Making, and Felt Flower Bookmark crafts.
The Jolly Kids Party will round up the event on Sunday, 18 December from 10am to 12pm at Hall 401. Soak in the carnival atmosphere with magic shows, balloon sculpting, free party favours, fun games, and prizes. There will also be a Santa Claus Meet & Greet session, so be sure to get your wish lists ready!
Books and more at BookFest@Singapore!
POPULAR has always been a literary haven for book lovers, young or old. This year, BookFest continues to present the best of recommended reads, popular titles, and new releases from around the world. From exclusive comic book bundle releases to #BookTok recommendations, you’ll find a dazzling array of discounts, Daily Specials, and Star Buys on bestsellers, box sets, and other riveting titles.
BookFest will also offer the largest selection of stationery and will feature writing instruments, back-to-school needs, arts and crafts, fancy stationery, gifts, and scrapbooking materials imported from Japan, Germany, the USA, Korea and China.
Techies can also look forward to great deals on the latest gadgets from major brands like ASUS and Nintendo, from gaming accessories, printing solutions, home appliances, and much more.
Feeling peckish? Stock up on seasonal treats from across the world at the Titbits Carnival! Get great gifting solutions with pre-packed Christmas packs, hampers, and abalone sets.
Meet, Greet and Mingle with the stars!
Get a chance to meet and take pictures with popular comic book characters Candy Meow and Dog Man at our Character Meet & Greets. Don’t miss the chance to meet local authors such as Lee Bee Wah (Plantation to Parliament: My Story So Far) and Emily Lim-Leh (Marky Polo Travels) at the Author Meet & Greets, where live book-sharing and autograph sessions will be conducted. Join LOVE 972FM DJs Wallace Ang 洪圣安 and Violet Fenying 陈粉樱 as well as YES 933FM DJs Jiahui 萧嘉蕙 and Qi Jia 陈启 佳 live on stage, with a line-up of games and activities.
BookFest will not be complete without the crowd-favourite Crazy Auction, where bidding prices start from as low as $1. Featuring premium brands over five sessions, it’ll be a showdown of speed to bag quality Gadgets & IT products of your choice. Shoppers who have spent at BookFest, stay tuned to find out if you’re one of the lucky winners of our three Lucky Draws, with over $25,000 cash, gold, and prizes up for grabs!
With a plethora of products, fantastic prizes, and entertaining activities awaiting, there’s something for the whole family at the fair. Stay updated with the latest offerings and information about BookFest@Singapore 2022 at https://www.bookfestsingapore.com/ or on Facebook (@bookfestsingapore) and Instagram (@popular_sg).
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