Ethos Dreams: a pop-up bookstore and community initiative


15 July–6 August 
Open 11am–5pm everyday
Closed on Monday and Tuesday

Address: Dakota Dreams, 51 Old Airport Rd, #02-55, Singapore 390051


Ethos Dreams is a pop-up bookstore presented by Ethos Books & Dakota Dreams which seeks to platform diverse perspectives from Singapore society, weave conversations across communities and showcase the Ethos Books catalogue in a fresh and unique space this National Day.

Joining the pop-up are special guests:

The pop-up will feature over 60 Ethos titles by local authors, artists and thinkers, celebrating multiple perspectives of Singapore. 10% of sales proceeds will be contributed to the Standing Solidarity Fund, a resource created by community group Migrant Mutual Aid as a direct redistribution channel for migrant workers' needs.



15 July, Saturday (3pm – 5pm)

Daun-Daun Cinta, Atap Assembly hosted by the Black Sampan

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16 July, Sunday (4pm – 5pm) 

Ways to Love Singapore with Alfian Sa’at and Constance Singam
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19 July – 22 July, Wednesday  Saturday (all day)

Book swap hosted by Books & Beer. Bring up to 10 books to swap at the pop-up.

20 July, Thursday (8pm – 9pm)

Teh Tarik with Walid IRL: Housing Security in Singapore with Ng Kok Hoe
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23 July, Sunday (4pm – 5pm)

Sustaining Communities: the Mutual Aid movement with Migrant Mutual Aid and Gerard Ee (Beyond Social Services)
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27 July, Thursday (8pm – 9pm)

Teh Tarik with Walid IRL: Independent Art Spaces and Community Building with Fong Hoe Fang (Dakota Dreams) and Prashant Somosundram (The Projector)
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29 – 30 July, Saturday – Sunday (all day)

Weekend in the Wormhole
Literary tarot readings and other bookish things

30 July, Sunday (4pm – 5pm)

(Re)locating Communities: the Lasting Impacts of Resettlement
with Firdaus Sani (Orang Laut SG) and Lim Jingzhou (Cassia Resettlement Team)
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4 August – 6 August, Friday – Sunday (all day)

Singapore's first One-Book Bookshop.


#theSGirecognise postcard project

Pen your own love letters to Singapore at the pop-up! Postcards will be available for visitors to write about the Singapore you recognise, and will be displayed at Ethos Dreams for the duration of the pop-up. After the pop-up, you can opt for your postcard to be mailed out to an anonymous visitor and to receive one in return in your mailbox~


We look forward to welcoming you to this limited-time pop-up! If you have any questions, feel free to message us on Instagram, Facebook or to email us at