12 Oct '17, 8am

MPH has stood for different names in the past, but they still sell books

MPH has stood for different names in the past, but they still sell books

Before e-books and e-devices came along and ruined everything, people actually read real books with proper paper pages. And they would buy these proper books from good old bookstores. Bookstores have played a huge part in many book lovers’ lives, and they were once a common sight in Singapore. One of these is none other than MPH. Stocking a wide range of books and stationery, MPH is a household name here. But have you ever wondered what MPH stood for? Depending on the time period, MPH had different names. However, one thing stayed the same — its abbreviation. Advertisement Started out not as MPH The book store started out as a mission press in Singapore in 1890 publishing both Christian literature and secular works. Throughout the late 1800s, it operated under very different names. In fact, its very first name was not “MPH”, but Amelia Bishop Press. The bookstore started o...

Full article: https://mothership.sg/2017/10/mph-has-stood-for-different...

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