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EXHIBITION / POP-UP: The World's Loneliest Bookstore, by BooksActually

  • Gillman Barracks 7 Lock Road Singapore, 108935 Singapore (map)

The World's Loneliest Bookstore explores the implications of a post-apocalyptic world. If the world was reduced to its minimum viable population, would there still be a need for book? Would anyone want to visit a bookstore while facing the issue of just surviving? Would this make it the world's loneliest bookstore in existence?

A freak solar flare on a magnitude nobody has experienced before has wrecked the Earth’s natural environment, causing volcanic eruptions and devastating oceanic activity. Infrastructure all around the world collapsed as a result and many lost their lives to the freak disaster. The world’s population was somehow reduced to its bare minimum following the end of the devastation. Only 4,169 people remain around the globe, just enough to repopulate Earth. 

Following the disaster, only one woman remains in Singapore. With the books she has scavenged, she has decided to set up the last remaining bookstore on earth. The rest of the bookstore is outfitted with other scavenged bits: a few paintings, an old television, a spare radio that is constantly trying to reach somebody else out there, and other bits and bobs. Everyday she waits for someone, anyone, to reach her bookstore while she finds solace in what she has. Thus begins The World’s Loneliest Bookstore – a special pop-up concept store by BooksActually.

VENUE: Gillman Barracks
ADDRESS: 7 Lock Road, Singapore 108937

3–19 Aug 2018, 11am–7pm