Books can hold a special place in our memories. They mark seasons and milestones of a person's or nation's journey through time.
They challenge our imagination, thoughts and beliefs, often transporting us to different places and times.
This series is part of the Singapore Memory Project, a nationwide movement led by the National Library Board (NLB).
It aims to capture and document precious moments related to Singapore.
"In line with NLB's READ! Festival this year, the Singapore Memory project hopes to reach out to members of the public to contribute their memories of reading," said Mr Wan Wee Pin, NLB's deputy director of engagement.
"It could be memories of their favourite books, their reading experiences or even their favourite bookstores, both past and present."
In this instalment, three Singaporeans talk about the bookstores that have meant most to them.