The Moon: 37 Mosque Street
Photo Credits: The Moon
A chair that swings you to the moon and back (comes at astronomical fees). Photo credits: The Moon
Situated inconspicuously amongst the rest of the shophouses on Mosque Street, one would certainly have to pause and peer in to notice the shelves of books decorated around the shop – which also doubles as a cafe. Just a five minutes walk away from Heritage Collection on Chinatown, be prepared to devote an entire day in the cafe/store and not even realize it!
The Moon hosts an extensive collection of books that ranges from thriller, feminism, LGBT and many more.
Spy the cute drinks’ packaging! Photo Credits: The Moon
However, those aren’t the best part! The best part would be the in-house drinks (tea is even refillable) which would certainly ease the experience of getting lost in the world of books. Our recommendation would be their Chai drink which is both milky and rich, leaving a shadow of cardamom lingering on your tastebuds. (Bear in mind that the cafe will be closed for dine in during Phase 2HA, but you can opt for takeaway! Bookstore will be open as usual.)
The Moon also offers their own unique set of merchandise (created by their in-house designers) that one can purchase both in-store and online. They sell Huskee Cups (produced from the waste husks from making coffee), cute graphic Book Plates ($2) and Tote Bags ($20).
Check out their Embroidered Tote Bag ($160 & comes with a book) – collaborated with an independent textile artist, Alysha,
who embroidered each bag herself so no bag is the same! Photo Credits: The Moon
Aside from that, they often collaborate with local, independent brands and artists. One such collaboration came in the form of plantable candles – yes, you heard right. Once you have finished using the candle, you have the choice to either get a refill or plant it with the seed that comes along with the candle, and the candle holder doubles as a plant pot!
Experience the mystical with their Tarot Reader, Pearlyn. Photo Credits: The Moon
If book reading is not your cup of tea, you could also try your hand (pun intended) at tarot reading. You are recommended to book a slot online or you could always test your luck by heading to the store physically. The readings range from 15 minutes to 90 minutes and charges from $25 onwards!
Opening Hours: Mon-Sun: 11am – 6pm
Tip: For a quieter time, best visit them between 11am-1pm from Monday to Thursday as they tend to get more crowded the rest of the days! Remember to tag @hericollsg to share with us your experience!