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FYI bookworms: Fully Booked introduces monthly subscription service

Jan 04, 2020 - 3:30 PM

For P799, Fully Booked will deliver a newly-released surprise book title to your doorstep every month!

Kenny Leck: Living the book lover's dream

Aug 20, 2019 - 9:46 AM

He dreams of building a street of bookstores. But for now, he makes sure that the one bookstore he has is a home to passionate local authors and more importantly, a window to Singapore’s literary soul.

Score affordable finds at National Bookstore's Christmas Warehouse Sale

Dec 08, 2018 - 7:30 AM

Books for as low as P75? Yes, please!

Buyer's guide: Book Binge Bazaar bargains for every kind of reader

Sep 15, 2018 - 5:19 PM

Whether you're hoarding books or doing your Christmas shopping early, this book sale's got you covered

BOOK BINGE BAZAAR. Stock up on gifts for your entire family (or for yourself) at National Bookstore's drop-price sale. All photos by Amanda Lago/Rappler

Score P75 books at this National Book Store bazaar

Sep 10, 2018 - 10:19 AM

The best part? Admission is free for the bazaar, which runs from September 14-16.

NATIONAL BOOK STORE. The book store announces an upcoming book bazaar. Screenshot from

The ’Big Ideas Simply Explained’ books explained

Jun 01, 2018 - 7:32 PM

These bestsellers have caught the eye of both students and lifelong learners

Coming soon: More European literature translated into PH languages

Apr 11, 2018 - 9:30 PM

Czech Republic ambassador to the Philippines Jaroslav Olša announces that selected European literature will be translated into Bicolano, Waray, and Masbateño

Kwago: A place book lovers will love

Feb 21, 2018 - 8:42 PM

The small space at Warehouse Eight is bursting with books, ideas, and good intentions

KWAGO. The space is a haven for literature lovers. All photos by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

#PugadBaboy: I'm still here

Dec 13, 2016 - 11:00 AM

Electoral and political reforms: Must move for inclusiveness, impartiality and transparency in elections

Apr 23, 2016 - 7:00 AM

Electoral and political reforms will boost the people’s choice of responsible competent and transformative elective public officers

60 amazing planners, journals, and datebooks for 2016

Oct 25, 2015 - 7:59 PM

We re back with our compilation of tons of stunning planners to inspire you this 2016

Doodle planner, P595. Photo courtesy of FILED

How National Bookstore's 'Nanay Coring' grows a nation of readers

Mar 21, 2015 - 4:29 PM

I wanted to help people learn since I myself was poor but eager to learn says Socorro Nanay Coring Ramos founder and chairman of National Bookstore

STAYING HUMBLE. Despite all her successes, Nanay Coring says it is best to be humble. Photo from

Son of a book: ‘Street kid’ sells old books to pursue law

Mar 08, 2015 - 7:15 PM

How Justin Decastro known as The Boy Who Cried Books approaches life is how he sells books He tells buyers a story and its moral lesson He starts with his own

Why POST is the kind of pop-up space Jakarta needs

Sep 04, 2014 - 10:35 AM

A weekend pop up space in a traditional market that offers something different every time it opens is challenging perceptions of public spaces in Jakarta

POST SPACE. An innovative new concept store in Jakarta seeks to provide a creative space for those who don't have one. Photo courtesy of POST

Summer reading camp: Read all you want

Apr 17, 2014 - 10:29 AM

Spend one whole day reading books at the DIKSYONARYOATBP summer reading camp

Lofty sentiments from low-cost books: Priceless

Dec 30, 2013 - 9:30 AM

A book lover shares her favorite places to find inexpensive yet priceless books

DIAMONDS AND PEARLS. As I go through the shelves and piles of books, I am always amazed at the sparkling discoveries I find. Photo courtesy of Marilen Danguilan

Bookshops in Europe take stand vs Internet rivalry

Oct 12, 2013 - 11:56 AM

With France as model old school sector of small bookshops carries on valiant struggle against online purchasing

'VIVE LE LIVRE.' French novelist Aurelie Filippetti, currently the Culture Minister, at a Paris bookshop taking part in the 2013 'Fete de la librairie' festival in April. Photo: Pierre Verdy/AFP

TechRap: Microsoft Surface 2, Samsung curved smartphone

Sep 30, 2013 - 3:01 PM

Twitter to push critical crisis info to mobile with alerts Microsoft releas tablets Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 And Samsung to introduce a curved smartphone

Solidaridad Bookshop gives PH lit a chance

Jun 12, 2013 - 4:22 PM

At Solidaridad Bookshop the spotlight is on Philippine literature

SOLIDARIDAD BOOKSHOP. This bookshop owned by F. Sionil Jose specializes in Philippine literature. All photos by Pia Ranada

National Book Store to list on PSE in 2014

May 29, 2013 - 2:50 PM

National Book Store the country s largest bookstore chain is set to list in the Philippine Stock Exchange in the first quarter of 2014

LISTING SOON. National Book Store gears up for backdoor listing. Photo by

Bookstores big and small: The Manila scene

Mar 25, 2013 - 6:09 PM

Have you checked your friendly neighborhood bookstore lately? How do you feel about the ones who have closed down?

People can spend hours inside one, browsing and buying, or just feeling at home. RAPPLER/Katherine Visconti

Aquino commends National Bookstore

Feb 19, 2013 - 12:32 PM

The bookstore chain demonstrated patriotism when it withdrew all Chinese made globes showing the contentious 9 Dash line map says DFA

PATRIOTIC GESTURE. Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario commended National Bookstore for pulling out from its stores all Chinese-made globes including the contentious 9-Dash line map. Graphic by Teddy Pavon

National Bookstore pulls Chinese-made globes

Feb 14, 2013 - 6:22 PM

National Bookstore has taken a patriotic reaction to support the government the DFA said

CHINESE GLOBES. The globes featured the 9-Dash line map claiming almost the whole South China Sea for Beijing. Photo courtesy of John Silva

The many worlds of Alyson Noël

Aug 08, 2012 - 8:23 PM

When reality is a little tough to handle escape into worlds woven by this young writer No guilt necessary; everyone has the right to imagine and to be happy

PIA WITH ALYSON NOEL at the interview for this story. Photo by Chad Dee

The ship of hope

Mar 03, 2012 - 7:31 PM

One of the aims of the vessel is to provide quality reading materials at affordable cost