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76-Year-Old National Book Store Opens Business for Franchising

For an investment fee of Php6.4 million, you can now have your own NBS Express branch

National Book Store Managing Director Xandra Ramos-Padilla announced the news that the company will be open for franchising during a speech at the Philippine Franchising Association's Franchise Asia ConferenceNational Bookstore (NBS), the country's largest chain of books and school supplies store, is ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | July 18, 2018 08:00:00
News and Events

New National Book Store College Offers Partial Scholarships for Initial Freshman Batch

Top senior high school graduates also get free tuition, books and uniforms

The NBS College will open in time for the 2018-2019 school year and will offer six academic courses--Accounting, Tourism Management, Entrepreneurship, Computer Science and Library ScienceNational Book Store is formally opening its NBS College this year, and to entice prospective students, the ...

by Paul John Caña  | March 26, 2018 10:00:00
Startup Tips

Founder Socorro Ramos Spent Only Php200 To Open National Book Store

A rare Q&A with a true icon of Philippine retail

Socorro Ramos was all of 19 years old when she and her husband Jose opened a small sari-sari store along Avenida, Rizal in Manila. This was the beginning of National Book Store. Today it is the country’s largest retail chain of bookstores ...

by Paul John Caña  | October 22, 2017 10:00:00
News and Events

You Can Soon Learn Accounting, Tourism and Entrepreneurship From National Book Store's NBS College

On 75th Year, country’s largest book store chain is opening more branches and concept stores

National Book Store founder Socorro "Nanay Coring" Ramos with her granddaughter, NBS managing director Xandra Ramos-PadillaNational Book Store, the country’s largest retail store for books and school and office supplies, is opening its own institution for higher learning.Targeted to open in time ...

by Paul John Caña  | October 18, 2017 12:00:00
News and Events

National Book Store Wants to Double Branches to 500 Amid E-Commerce Drive

Third-generation managers still plan to open at least 20 branches a year

National Book Store, the Philippines’ biggest bookshop and office supplies chain, plans to double its physical store network to 500 in the next few years, all the while strengthening its online presence and enhancing customers’ user experience. Founded in 1942 by Socorro ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | October 01, 2017 10:00:00
Run & Grow

9 Things You Didn't Know About National Book Store

The first National Book Store was destroyed by a major fire, the second, by a typhoon, but nothing would stop its resilient founders.

While we all have fond memories of childhood trips to National Book Store, no one can tell its story better than Nanay Coring, its co-founder. On its 75th birthday, we take a look back at its history, the challenges it has faced, ...

by Hannah Lazatin for  | September 12, 2017 10:00:00
News and Events

Why Back-to-School Season is Christmas for National Book Store

PH's largest school and office supplies chain is also celebrating its 75th anniversary this year

National Book Store is the country's largest bookstore and school and office supplies chainEvery year during the months of May and June, tens of thousands of students prepare to go back to school by shopping for new notebooks, pens, rulers and other ...

by Paul John Caña  | May 26, 2017 12:00:00
News and Events

How National Book Store gets millennials hooked with its new look

Even icons need to reinvent to keep up with the times

More than 70-year-old National Book Store is no exception to the rule of reinvention. From sporting a savvy persona in Instagram through a highly effective image-driven campaign, the bookstore retail legend finally brings the transformation to its branches as well, launching the ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | November 09, 2016 02:00:00
Run & Grow

45 picks from Forbes Book of Quotations

We picked these out of ‘10,000 thoughts on the business of life’ to help you be inspired.

Many businesspeople tend to take from technical information or rely on practical know-how when they need solutions or answers to problems they encounter in their businesses.While those are reliable and can help them in countless ways, there is usually an imaginary gap ...

by Serina Alonzo  | July 06, 2016 05:00:00

7 books for the entrepreneurial dads

Choose a title for your dad to celebrate the entrepreneur in him.

Reading an actual book seems like an unheard thing to do in this fast-paced digital age.Related: 6 books to help you grow your businessYet, nothing beats the feeling of holding a book, highlighting those parts that struck you, and glance away and ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | June 18, 2016 09:00:00
Business Ideas

National Bookstore: An accidental brand

Get to know National Bookstore's interesting and inspiring story.

How National Book Store (NBS) evolved as a brand and corporate name is an interesting case of non-marketing. Many marketing experts would not consider it a purposive branding effort. Some might even dismiss it as simply a branding anomaly that worked. That ...

by Mary Anne M. Velas  | June 01, 2015 05:00:00
Business Ideas

5 ways to determine your brand\\\'s strength

Living up to the promise is no mean task. Here\\\'s how to keep on satisfying your customers

Declining sales is a sure indicator that your brand is eroding. If  you review shows no growth or even a decline, you must look carefully at why that is happening, by asking these questions:1. Does your product or service need to be ...

by Kendrick S. Go  | July 04, 2012 10:00:00
Business Ideas

How Socorro Ramos reached the top shelf

The story of how National Bookstore came to be.

For many Filipinos, there was no bookstore before National Book Store. The company has deeply and quite literally embedded itself in the minds of the people. It would also be true to say that without Socorro Ramos, there would be no National ...

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