#BuySingLit

#BuySingLit is an industry-led movement to celebrate stories from Singapore.  Advocating ‘Buy Local, Read Our World’, homegrown book publishers, retailers and literary non-profits have come together to encourage more people to discover and embrace Singapore’s literature.

#BuySingLit

#BUYSINGLIT Is Back: 6 - 8 and 13 - 15 March 2020

Submit your programme proposal via the Open Call Application now!

#BuySingLit 2019 was a roaring success, all thanks to your support to celebrate Singapore stories! Over two weekends in March, more than 45,000 participants took part in close to 100 events across 62 locations - making this the biggest edition of #BuySingLit to date.

We invite you to join us as a programme partner for #BuySingLit as we return next year: 6 - 8 and 13 - 15 March 2020. Come and be part of this industry-led movement where we hope to encourage the public to “buy local and read our world”. By promoting and buying local books, we are investing in our own stories and deepening our roots here. In other words, we are building and growing our home.

Download the Open Call Application package and submit a programme proposal now. Successful applicants will receive grants* for their selected proposals.

Deadline for submission is Friday, 23 August 2019, 2359 hrs.
Incomplete submissions will not be considered. Only successful applicants will be notified.

*Grant amounts vary according to proposal and guidelines.

Timeline Component Notes

11 Jul 2019

Open Call for Programmes Download the Application Package below and submit the completed forms to [email protected]

23 Aug 2019

Deadline for Open Call Submit applications by 2359hrs

23 Sep 2019

Results of Open Call Successful applicants will be notified

4 Oct 2019

Confirmation of participating programme partners Successful applicants to return letters-of-offer and confirm participation in #BuySingLit 2020

18 Oct 2019

Confirmation of programme details for web and print Partners to confirm all details of programme

6 - 8 March &
13 – 15 March 2020

#BuySingLit 2020 Various Venues

Download Application Package:

  1. Guidelines
  2. Application form
  3. Budget
  4. Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

For more information and other queries, please email us at [email protected].

#BUYSINGLIT 2019 Highlights

It's a wrap! Thank you to everyone for being part of #BuySingLit this year and making it a great success again! Here are some programme highlights from #BSL 2019. We hope to see you all again next year for #BSL2020! 

#BUYsinglit 2019

Welcome to #BuySingLit 2019! #BuySingLit returns bigger and better this year with over 80 programmes across two weekends from 8 – 10 and 15 – 17 March. Join us and experience the ever-expanding SingLit universe, filled with wonderful stories of our shared experience and cultures. Begin your journey here with #BuySingLit to discover the rich literary heritage of Singapore.

Come and be part of the growing community of SingLit lovers. Let’s embrace and celebrate our stories together. Buy local, read our world.

Click here for the programmes on the first weekend.
Click here for the programmes on the second weekend. 

ABOUT #BuySingLit

#BuySingLit is an industry-led movement to celebrate stories from Singapore.  Advocating ‘Buy Local, Read Our World’, homegrown book publishers, retailers and literary non-profits have come together to encourage more people to discover and embrace Singapore’s literature. Through buying and reading local works, you support the writers who bear witness to our lives, as well as the businesses in our community that deliver these stories to us. Most of all, you will experience the profound joy of unravelling the multi-faceted world around you.  

Please visit buysinglit.sg for more information.

#BuySingLit Working Committee

This committee comprises passionate people from the following local book businesses and literary organisations who are working together to champion Singapore literature.

Click here to read more.

Books Actually                                         Books Kinokuniya                                                                    Bubbly Books                                      Crimson Earth
Closetful of Books                                                                   Epigram Books Ethos Books Singapore Book Publishers Association     
Landmark Books Lingzi Media Marshall Cavendish International (Asia)                         MPH Group
National Arts Council Singapore Book Council Pansing Distribution Popular Book Co
Pustaka Nasional The Arts House Times Publishing Group Unggun Creative
 City Book Room Sing Lit Station Grassroots Book Room  

 


#BuySingLit 2018
The movement ran from 9 to 11 March this year, featuring 77 programmes across the island. Close to 41,000 people joined us, taking part in a wide variety of events over three days that included book fairs, performances, authors' talks, writing workshops, exhibitions and more! For more information about  #BuySingLit 2018, please visit buysinglit.sg.


#BuySingLit 2019

Be a part of the #BuySingLit movement as a programme partner, and organise an event to celebrate our Singapore stories.

#BuySingLit grows bigger in 2019, as it will spread across two weekends in March (8 – 10 and 15 – 17 March). To participate in the 2019 edition, submit a proposal for an event through the Open Call. Successful applicants will receive grants for their proposals. Click here to find out more. Submission date extended to 21 September 2018. 

 

Secretariat: Singapore Book Council

Supported by: National Arts Council

Should you have further queries and concerns, please email to the Secretariat at [email protected].