From Book Blowout to Everything On Sale!: Could this be the end of National Bookstore (October 24, 2019)

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Originally priced at P695 PHP, you can have The Walking Dead Volumes 5-13, 15, and 21 for P200 each. 

Everyone loves a good deal.

I am no different.

But when I happened to pass by National Bookstore (NBS) in Greenbelt 1 last Monday and saw all of the Book Blowout for as low as P100, P200, P300 signs, my heart simply sank.  Bookstores–especially National Bookstore–has always been a part of my life.  They were the primary source of my school supplies and books before specialty stores like PowerBooks and Fully Booked emerged to give them a run for their money.

Remaining competitive

In the ensuing years–and likely as a means to remain viable–National Bookstore (along with their competitors) have either downsized or simply shifted a majority of their inventory to art supplies as well as other types of merchandise.

It is a fact that is getting harder and harder to overlook. Continue reading “From Book Blowout to Everything On Sale!: Could this be the end of National Bookstore (October 24, 2019)”

Books that are sitting on my shelf [Part 1] (January 18, 2019)

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My Walking Dead books flanked by a “Everyday” CD single that was signed by Incognito lead man Jean-Paul “Bluey” Maunick way back in March 11, 2014. 

The Walking Dead Series [Novels]

Yes, there are novels based on Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead series.

Over a three-year period, The Walking Dead co-creator and writer worked with author/director Jay Bonansinga on three tie-in novels[i] chronicling the journey of Brian Blake–the man whom we would come to know as The Governor.  Fortunately, I was able to find the first two books during one of my legendary Booksale runs [The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor (2011) and The Walking Dead: The Road to Woodbury (2012)] and the third during the Big Bad Wolf Books event in 2017 [The Walking Dead: The Fall of the Governor (2013)]. Continue reading “Books that are sitting on my shelf [Part 1] (January 18, 2019)”