Buy local campaign aims to boost S’pore literary scene

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By Reena Devi Shanmuga Retnam

Singapore writers have been clinching book deals and winning awards overseas. But on our own shores, publishers and bookstore owners say that more needs be done so that the works of writers here are more visible, and thus better appreciated.

To that end, more than 30 publishers, booksellers, distributors and non-profit entities here have come together to organise the inaugural #BuySingLit campaign with the aim of promoting local literature. The campaign — with the catchphrase “Buy Local, Read Our World” — is on from Feb 24 to 26, and hopes to encourage more Singapore residents to pick up and buy books by local writers. Read more

Source: Today Online

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