Great Bookstores In The Philippines
Although, there are a lot of bookstores in the Philippines like Merriam-Webster Bookstore, Goodwill Bookstore, and some other minor bookstores and booksale stores, National Bookstore will stand out.
National Bookstore is the largest chain of bookstore in the country and one of the oldest. It was established in the 1930's in Manila. The bookstore did not start as big as it is now. It is only a small stall selling textbooks and school supplies in the street of Escolta, Manila. The bookstore was destroyed twice, first, when the whole of Escolta was burned down during the Japanese era, and the second was caused by a typhoon in 1948.
Another bookstore to join National Bookstore as one of the oldest bookstore which originated in the country would be Rex Bookstore. It was established in 1950 and became the main distributor of textbooks in the Philippines. Not only this, the bookstore supplies Teacher's Manual and other interactive teaching materials. They now develop their materials from posters and charts to CD, and now, online teaching materials.