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Closetful of Books is a roaming bookstore that specialises in children's literature. 

Founded in 2013 on the firm belief that every child can become a super-duper voracious reader, we are dedicated to helping educators nurture in their students a love for stories. We aim to do this through our book fairs, interactive author visits and comprehensive library services. Over these wonderful years, Closetful of Books has also had the pleasure of partnering with government agencies, non-profit organisations, authors and illustrators who, like us, work tirelessly to help children find ways to enjoy and grow with stories.

Who we are, really.

Denise and Kelvin grew up accompanied by magical stories and continue to believe in the power that lies between the pages of a book. 

This has fuelled our fervent ambition to bring stories to as many children as possible and we begin each day finding different ways to do just that. 

Denise Tan

Denise co-founded Closetful of Books after working with children’s literature for 6 years. She puts her studies in Mass Communications and English Literature to good use by spending most of her time reading.

Kelvin Ng

Kelvin trained as an engineer and is stereotypically meticulous. He spends every other second wondering how he ended​ up working with literature and the rest of the time, he takes care of our operations and finances.

Partners, Projects and Programmes

We are so proud to work with partners who make reading more accessible for children. Past project partners have included government agencies, non-profit organisations and educational institutions.

School Outreach Initiatives

Festival Bookstore

Masterclasses & Workshops

Writing for Children by Abie Longstaff | 19 Jan 2019
Co-presented with SCWBI Singapore
Write Wildly Workshop by Katherine Rundell
| 9 June 2018
With thanks to Tanglin Trust School for supporting Katherine's visit.
The Nature of Stories by Piers Torday
| 2 May 2018
Co-presented with the Singapore Writers Festival and with thanks to Tanglin Trust School for supporting the author’s visit.
An Evening with Tayo Irvine Hendrix
| 11 April 2018
Drawn to Music by James Mayhew
| 28 May 2017
Co-presented with SCWBI Singapore
An Evening With Deb Fitzpatrick
| 8 Mar 2017
With thanks to Words Go Round for supporting the author’s visit.
An Evening with Atia Abawi
| 15 Mar 2016
With thanks to Words Go Round for supporting the author’s visit.


We relish the opportunity to work on new partnerships and would love to hear from you!

Closetful of Books

Oxley BizHub 1

71, Ubi Road 1, #07-43

Singapore 408732

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+65 6908 5510

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