The whitewashed entrance of this bookstore gives it a contemporary look but stepping into the store, you find yourself transported to ancient China. Wooden shelves of varying heights with intricate traditional Chinese design line-up neatly around the store, just right for people of average height to reach for books on the top shelf without help.
The warm lighting provides an environment conducive for reading so you can take your time to browse through the books.
Left of the store is the Chinese section and the English section is on the right.
Right in the middle, a flight of stairs leads you to the Art & Design section, which is also the biggest section in the store. Ideal for designers from all walks of life, you can find titles on a wide range of topics including fashion, Japanese manga and animation, photography, package design, typography and website design.
Page One also boasts a wide selection of management, hobby, food & drink and travel books.
For the classics, you can choose from different editions such as Collins Classic, Vintage Classics, Oxford World’s Classics and Bleak House Collector’s Library.
One nuisance is that the books are not arranged according to the authors’ names – they are arranged according to sizes. Therefore, it proves to be a challenge if you are looking for books of different sizes by the same author. However, the redeeming factor is that you can approach the information counter to do a book search. The customer service is superb and some of the staff are able to speak fluent English.