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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
Startup Tips

6 Signs Your Child May Be a Future Jack Ma, Socorro Ramos or Injap Sia

Their childhood reveals traits and skills that led to their successful future

Every parent has their own dream of what their child might be when he or she grows up. If you've ever pictured your little one as one the Philippine's next business magnate (and billionaire!), here are signs that your dreams may just ...

by Jill Castillo for  | November 21, 2017 12:00:00
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

National Bookstore's Socorro Ramos, Sen. Cynthia Villar Named Inspiring Filipina Entrepreneurs for 2017

Go Negosyo is recognizing 26 businesswomen in awarding ceremonies at the Malacañan Palace

Go Negosyo, a non-profit organization promoting entrepreneurship to address widespread poverty in the Philippines, awarded 26 female business leaders and entrepreneurs who have excelled in their industries and served as catalysts for change. The awarding ceremonies were held on March 30 at ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | March 30, 2017 11:00:00
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 ...

December 13, 2011 01:00:00
Business Ideas

10 tips from \\\'big\\\' entrepreneurs

And how you can be one of them

Their stories have been told a hundred times over and everyone just knows it too well. Aspiring entrepreneurs have been inspired by their rags to riches stories, while the rest of the population continues to gawk at the wealth they have amassed ...

May 04, 2011 09:00:00