The Moon is a Bookstore, Cafe, and Event Space based in historical Chinatown, Singapore.

The Moon shines a light on the stories of so many wonderfully talented authors, creators and makers who may have slipped under the radar of the mainstream. Books at The Moon are specially curated with the aim of addressing the historical gender imbalance in Anglophone publishing, with an especial focus on writers and artists of colour. In a world that has increasingly lent itself to the persecution of difference, we believe now more than ever in the importance of safe spaces that celebrate, not limit, the value of diversity and multiculturalism.

Our commitment to inclusivity is reflected not only in our selection of books, but also in our menu options, which are designed to accommodate all dietary restrictions and choices. Our cafe extension and event space on the third floor is open to private bookings as well as free community events. While you’re up there, be sure to dip into our communal lending library (or donate a used book of your own!)

We don’t take ourselves too seriously here. We like to read good books but at the same time we also read romance novels and YA fantasies and we don’t want anyone to feel ashamed of that.
— Sarah Naeem, Founder

The Moon Maidens & Moonfolk

An eclectic mix of individuals, our staff at the Moon hail from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and even places all around the globe. Our Moon Maidens (and men), have included social workers, DJ’s, psychology trainees, illustrators, film makers and even a budding aerospace engineer.

We strongly believe in surrounding ourselves with people who have thoughts and ideas beyond what is familiar to us, and that this is what makes The Moon a safe and inclusive space for customers and staff alike.

Getting Here


Opp Hong Lim Complex; 51, 63, 124, 174, 174e, 186, 851, 851e, 961, 961C, 970.
Chinatown Point; 2, 12, 12e, 33, 54, 143, 147, 147A, 147e, 190, CT8, CT18.
Opp. Sri Mariamman Tp; 61, 166, 197.

Nearest MRT is Chinatown, Exit A, accessible via the Northeast and Downtown Lines

Street parking available. Lot parking available at Club Street and Hong Lim Complex