Just like that, it's June, and it's back-to-school season once again! Have you shopped for yours or your kids' school essentials? You'll find them all at NBS.
Me Time | By Trixie Reyna on June 1, 2017
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We all remember our back-to-school experience, no matter how many years or decades ago it was. I remember that the part I’m excited most about going back to school is shopping for new school supplies. I always loved the smell of fresh new notebooks wrapped in plastic cover with smooth pages ready to be filled with my detailed notes, my cute pencil boxes (the more buttons, dials, and secret compartments, the better), fragrant erasers, colorful highlighters, and more. I envy kids now, with all their many options and cool things we never thought we needed back in the day.

This feeling is a one shared by National Book Store (NBS), whose favorite season is actually back to school, more than Christmas. National Bookstore Managing Director Xandra Ramos-Padilla says they have been preparing for this since last year, and they now have well-curated options for everyone to grab at their many stores nationwide. And now that summer is over, the rush to find the best deals on school supplies has begun. It may be a busy time, but it doesn’t have to be a stressful one.

Main Photo.National Bookstore                             Managing Director Xandra Ramos-Pasilla and  Daphne                      Osena-Paez_full

National Bookstore Managing Director Xandra Ramos-Padilla and host Daphne Oseña-Paez

There’s something for everybody at National Book Store—from grade school kids’ bags and notebooks to college students’ pens and binders, and everyone’s favorite: journals and calligraphy pens! And even if you’re not really going back to school, there’s still something for us: beyond school supplies, NBS has items for personal growth, arts and crafts, and other passions we may be developing.

Convenient packs & online shopping

NBS now offers Grab & Go Packs that are as convenient as their name suggests. Kids’ favorite back-to-school items are together in one pack, and you can just pick the one that applies to their grade level, then head straight to the cashier. There’ll be no need to visit different aisles looking for those individual items, saving both kids and parents time and energy.

NBS Back to School

Grab & Go packs are perfect for on-the-go moms

The store layout has been improved as well, making it easier to go around and shop for the items you need. Tables and shelves are clearly labeled, and items are carefully arranged to make the most of your shopping experience.

If you can’t find the time to go to the store, NBS still has you covered. Call the delivery hotline (02) 8888-627 or shop online at their website. This is perfect for busy, on-the-go moms, college kids, and office folk. Orders worth P1,000 and above get free shipping.

When you call the hotline, give the list of supplies you need and these will be shipped to you. If you’re not sure what items to get, NBS customer service specialists can recommend supplies for every grade level so you can pick what’s best for your needs.

NBS website

When you shop online, you can enjoy a dedicated back-to-school section at the NBS website. You can shop by grade level to immediately see the recommended supplies for each one. Just choose what you need, check out, and have the items delivered to your home.

Best Buys for every budget

NBS Best Buy

National Book Store knows that every back-to-school shopper has an idea of how much they’ll spend this season, so they have the best deals for every possible budget. Go for the Low Price Deals if you are looking for items at P20, P50, or P100 each. You can now get 12 notebooks for the price of 10! Get the most out of every peso with the Budget Bundles. For affordable and quality school supplies, you can grab Best Buy.

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Shopping at NBS can even be more rewarding: For every P500 purchase, you can get a colorful backpack for just P100. And for every P1,000 purchase, you will get a free tote bag to carry all your new school supplies in.

A Superb Selection: From Faves to Finds

I love that NBS is a one-stop-shop. I actually love hanging out here! School supplies aren’t the only items one can find in NBS. National Book Store also offers lunch boxes, mosquito patches, personal care products, as well as emergency, survival, and first aid kits. I super love the insect repellant sprays that are more affordable and have a wider variety of options here than elsewhere. I only find the brand I love here.

Beyond that, National Book Store exclusively houses must-have products from world-renowned brands.


For those who want the best pens for their bullet journaling, Online, a brand from Germany, is a great choice. Meanwhile, college and office fashionistas will love Kate Spade’s stylish stationery that complement their everyday style.

For budding artists, there’s the Swiss fine art brand Caran d’Ache School Line. Its colored pens and pencils deliver highly-pigmented colors unlike any other. For those into drafting and sketching, Blackwing Pencils are the best of the basics and a long-time favorite.

For more updates, visit the NBS Blog.

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