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B:Read 1k Giveaway (Repost & Win, WBD 2016)

1k Giveaway - Chalkboard

Hi guys! In conjunction with World Book Day 2016, and to celebrate almost reaching 1000 followers in Instagram, we’re having a prize giveaway 😀 😀 Thanks so much for your support!


  • Pre-loved books (in good condition) 📕
  • 10% vouchers from Books Beyond Brunei (@booksbeyondbrunei) 📗
  • Mandala bookmarks from Heart For Art ( 📘
  • Stationeries & Stickers via Le Tour Boutique (@letourboutique) 📙

Thank you very much to book donors & Books Beyond Brunei for your generosity!

1k Giveaway Repost & Win

“Repost & Win” image: (Click here to view on Instagram)


As an Instagram giveaway, the reposts and associated rules are applicable to Instagram. Reposts on other social media platforms won’t apply, sorry.

  • ✏️ You MUST be following @bruneiansread on Instagram
  • ✏️ ‘Like’ our “Repost & Win” image as above: (Click here for the image)
  • ✏ Repost on Instagram only the abovementioned picture, with the hashtag #BreadBN1KGiveaway then tag @bruneiansread
  • ✏ Complete this slogan:
    Have fun with this and be creative!
  • ✏️ Tag 2 of your friends
  • ✏️ Open to EVERYONE staying in Brunei
  • ✏️ Giveaway ends 21st April 2016 at 11.59pm (edited) 22nd April 2016 at 2pm and winners will be chosen based on how creative the slogan is.
  • ✏️ If your account is private, please screenshot your repost and DM us your entry

Good luck everyone!

B:Read Nonfiction Swap @ The Green Gathering

B:Read Mini Bookswap - Bring your nonfiction books

Good day folks! As part of the Green Gathering at Studio Scene 2 in Kiarong, B:Read will be holding a non-fiction themed bookswap on Sunday from 11AM to 6PM.

This will be a great time to bring in biographies, self help, business and economy, art books and others that aren’t in the fiction category. We won’t be allowing textbooks to be swapped at this time.

Date: Sunday 1 February 2015
Time: 11AM to 6PM
Venue: Studio Scene 2, Spg. 181-22, Kg. Kiarong (next to Gohan Sushi)

Please share, and we hope to see you there!

Want more info on the Green Gathering? Check out the lovely organisers, Hip and Healthy and The Collective.

Amazing Reading Race



The inaugural AMAZING READING RACE is a game where teams race to complete a course to stand a chance to win books and prizes worth up to $1,000 in total.

The game is as follows:

  • Teams start from our booth and are led to the first station.
  • At the station, teams are given instructions to collect the proof of completion from all six stations across the game area.
  • Teams must visit each station in order, and participate in an activity within a short time period to collect their proofs.
  • Once all proofs are collected they can collect their prize at our booth!
  • Teams are timed from the first station to the last station. Time penalties are incurred for not completing activities in time period, skipping a station or not providing proof of completion at an activity.

Top five teams who complete the course within a set time are invited to one final race on 21 December.

Up to $1,000 worth of prizes up for grabs in the final race from Thebooktiquebn, Erosphilia, Enya Bijoux, FHZ Couture, Heartbead, Hs_colormadness, Tiqs Homemade Sushi, neonttwist, Nollybook, Rajka’s Kitchen and more to come!

Drop-In Races

Date: 14 December

Time: 10am – 12pm or 3pm – 5pm

Games start at every half an hour. i.e 10.30am, 11am etc.

Grand Finale

Date: 21 December

Time: 3pm – 5pm


Jerudong Park Gardens, part of Edutainment Wonderland. (near JP Amphitheatre)

Race starts from Bruneians Read (B:READ) booth located in first tent near the main entrance of Edutainment Wonderland.

How to join?

Free registration online or on the day.

Early registration get a complimentary prize for participation.

Each team is guaranteed a book after completing a drop-in race.

Who can join?

Teams of two, both aged 12 years old and above (no maximum age limit)


1st Place: Books, cash, jewellery and vouchers from online vendors (worth up to $350)

2nd Place: Books, jewellery and vouchers from online vendors.  (worth up to $300)

3rd Place: Books, jewellery and vouchers from online vendors. (worth up to $250)

4th & 5th Place: Books, jewellery, vouchers from online vendors. (worth up to $50)

All participating teams that complete the course will be given books!

What else?

Dress in sports gear or whatever is comfortable.

Race is held outdoors please keep hydrated to avoid dehydration.

Bring an umbrella in case it rains.


  • Teams must only contain two members.
  • Teams will be briefed before the race.
  • Race must be completed in sequence.
  • Use of internet prohibited during the duration of the race or help from anyone outside the names registered under the team name.
  • Time penalty incurred for teams not completing activity in time period, skipping a station or unable to show proof of completion.
  • Teams are only allowed to participate in one race timeslot for the whole day.
  • Top five teams with the fastest times from Drop-In Races on 14 December will proceed to Grand Finale on 21 December. If team should not be able to make it their place will be forfeited to the next fastest time.
  • Rules are subject to change at any time without prior notification.
  • Have fun!


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Tiq's Homemade Sushi Heartbead Jewellery HS_COLORMADNESS Shop More Books Dope & Diamonds BN Nollybook Enya Bijoux The Booktique BN Truffle Moments Kraytion Co. EROSPHILIA neonttwist FHZ Design Rajka's Kitchen Pronto

B:READ’s 1st Free Library at Gloria Jean’s

Hi everyone! We’re super happy to announce that you may now visit our first ‘Free Library’, located at Gloria Jean’s Coffees at Citis Square (the block between Times Square Shopping Centre and Padang Kebajikan, Berakas).

We’re kicking off with around 15 good books, which you can find on a small shelf inside the cafe. This batch includes books for children, teenagers and adults (we hope your kids aren’t drinking too much of that coffee). We’ve included several classics, various genres such as comedy and thriller, and also Brunei literature.

How does the Free Library work? Feel ‘free’ to pick up a book! The fun doesn’t stop there, though!

  • You can read it while enjoying your coffee in the cafe, OR
  • You can also bring it home and return it at a later date, OR
  • If you enjoy the book so much, you are encouraged to keep it and swap it with your own book from your own personal shelf.

Yes, you may notice that this system is similar to our popular Bookswap events. No amount of money is spent through this system, just an exchange of books from one individual to another.

With the swap system in place, more books of different genres are expected to make its way onto the shelf. The shelf will also be replenished at least once a month with new titles.

What kind of books should you give back? We would like to remind you to please not ‘cheat’ and swap the books with textbooks, outdated books (e.g. Horoscopes 2010, Best British Universities 2002), or books in unreadable condition. Rule of thumb: If it’s not a book you would have ever picked up to read, it’s probably not a good fit; try a different book!

We believe that reading should be made available for everyone, and we hope that alongside our Bookswap events, our Free Library can provide you with more options that cannot either be found in local libraries or bookshops, all at a free or swap cost.

More Free Libraries under B:Read are expected to pop up soon. For now, pop over to Gloria Jean’s Coffee and you might find a book you have been dying to read on the shelf!

Last but not least!

Free Library Labels by Wirdy, 'Hi! I am from a B:READ (Bruneians Read) Free Library. You may take me home and enjoy my company...'

Our beautiful posters and labels were created by the amazing Wirdy Hamidy. Yes, we know; we can’t stop looking at them either! (Please, please go give her some love)