This event is over but do keep in touch with Secondsguru to keep swapping your habits




Second Chapter is a variation of the much-loved preloved Bookswap by Secondsguru. The variation is that this time, due to you-know-what, there will be no swap but just a giveaway of pre-loved books! ​


Secondsguru Facebook Page


11-13 September, 2020


Browse and comment on the book(s) you covet to be eligible for the giveaway!


In the comment, just tell us your favourite book-to-movie adaptation - ever!

Until the booklist is ready on 11th September, mark yourself as going/ interested on the Secondsguru Second Chapter event page

Go to Secondsguru's FB to register

How It Works

1. To participate simply leave a comment between 11-13 September under the book of your choice on Secondsguru Facebook Album.


The comment must answer the question: “What’s your favourite book-to-movie/TV adaptation’


2. A random draw of lots will decide who gets which book by 15 September.


3. The winner will be notified via direct message on Facebook latest by 18 September. 


4. Thereafter, the winner can collect the book(s) by 30 September from Swapaholic's pop-up swap shop at Orchard Central (11am - 10 pm, Open Daily).

About The Organisers

Secondsguru is a social enterprise on a mission to promote environmental education and eco-awareness. With the motto "Green Living. Made Easy.", we focus on solutions that make sustainable living a fun, creative and practical goal for all. Secondsguru conducts educational talks & workshops, participates in community outreach and also publishes online resources on Secondsguru.com.  


The co-founders, Anuja Aggarwal and Lara Rath, along with the hard working interns - Mrithika Om Prakash and Kelly Chua - have carefully curated 30 preloved books from the extensive collection of Seekabook for you to choose from.


These comprise classics, pot boilers, page turners, kid-reads, all-time favourites and a few interesting non fiction books! 


Where can I see the book selection?

The book selection will be put up when the event starts on September 11 the Secondsguru Facebook Page. But if you can’t wait, here’s a sneak peak into some of our favourite titles: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Lord of the Rings trilogy by JRR Tolkien, and Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. Hope this has built your excitement and hopes up!

How many books in all can I get?

We have a selection of 30 books, and you can leave your comments to answer the question on as many books as you are keen on! Please be considerate and request only for what you truly wish to pick up. A brief description of the book content, the Goodreads rating out of 5 and the condition of the book are mentioned along with photographs for your guidance.

How do I know I have won the book I wanted?

We will send you a direct message on Facebook. We will also leave a list of giveaway winners on our Facebook and Instagram channels - so do mark yourself as “going” on Facebook event page, follow our socials, and keep a lookout for your name!

How do I collect?

Collect by 30 September, 2020 from Swapaholic's POP UP Store at Orchard Central (Open all days, 11 am - 10 pm)

Are these books really preloved?

Yes! The books have been curated from the online platform for preloved books - Seekabook. We love how Seekabook allows us to exchange preloved books with other Singapore book lovers, from the comfort of our home!

How do I know the condition of the book?

An actual photo as well book condition will be included in the description of the photo album.

I love your bookswaps! Why no book swap this year?

We have loved running bookswaps in the past years at Earthfest and Swapathon Singapore, but logistics and safety precautions under Covid are too tricky to manage. If you are looking for more to read but lesser to shelve, we urge you to: Lookup seekabook.com to exchange your reads Use the library Run a small book swap with friends, or in your bookclub!

Who’s behind Secondsguru?

Co-founders Anuja Byotra and Lara Rath have dedicated the last 6 years working extensively in Singapore’s ecospace. They have mentored community projects, led corporate trainings, and spearheaded various efforts to support environmentally sustainable practices in the island city. Prior to founding Secondsguru in 2014, Lara was a career banker and Anuja a freelance journalist and together they have a combined experience of over 30 years in the fields of media and finance across Singapore, Hong Kong and India. Secondsguru came to be in 2014 because “caring for the planet is everyone’s business” and the time to ACT is now!

I am having trouble! Call the manager please!

Mail us at admin@secondsguru.com with any question you have - and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.