Nooks for books

Nooks for books
The Buddhist Library located at Lorong 24A Geylang Road. There are tomes on the religion, as well as on topics such as death, Indian and Tibetan literature, cultural studies and Buddhist art.

SINGAPORE - If your literary interests lean less to mass-market tastes, and more towards niche interests such as clan genealogy, colonial Singapore or even stupa art, there are places you can go to feed your curiosity.

There are small, alternative reference libraries in Singapore, including a tiny nook with books on Confucius and clan lineage in a clan association in Bukit Pasoh, and a Buddhist library carrying tomes on meditation, death and literature in Geylang Road.

Singapore-centric volumes abound at the National Museum of Singapore's library, and local writers and poets' works, some long out of print, find a home at The Arts House.

However, students looking for a cosy corner to study, take note: Seating spaces at these libraries are minimal and strictly for readers only.

Some are open to the public by appointment only.

Life! Weekend checks out Singapore's lesser-known literary gems.

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