Online Bookstores for Book Lovers
A book is more than just a collection of pieces of paper with printed words. It is more of a reservoir of knowledge bond together, filled with information, stories, and discoveries leading us elsewhere, perhaps to the past, present, future, or even to our dreams. Despite the rise of digital books, nothing feels better than holding, feeling, and reading a physical book. Surely, even the new normal wouldn’t be complete without the presence of books. Having said that, we won’t need to worry about not being able to go to bookstores at this time through these online bookstores we have now:
National Book Store
Haven’t we all experienced being “Batang National Book Store”? Ever since we were young, all of us have known this store. This is surely one of the most popular bookstores in the country. This has been our go-to bookstore which isn’t just known for books but also for its wide range of school and office supplies. Good thing, it has opened its doors for accepting online orders last May 2020.
A bargain bookstore is a haven for bibliophiles. Our feet automatically lead us to stores like the Booksale. This bookstore has over 91 stores nationwide. It is known for its low-priced brand new and previously-owned books imported from the US, Canada, Australia, and the UK. Luckily, just last September 2020, Booksale has started accepting orders online through its Facebook page, and now it officially has a store in Shopee.
Having lots of books will never be too much as book lovers always aim for more! Worry no more, even if you can’t physically go to your fave bookstores as Fully Booked’s got you covered with its online stores. Fully Booked books can be ordered through its website, as well as on Shopee and Lazada, which are tagged as the store’s ‘virtual shelves.’ It also offers free shipping for a minimum purchase of PHP 799.
Books for Less
I wonder if some of you would agree to “Never settle for less unless it is Books for Less.” Yup, pun intended. However, bookworms surely love a store like this! Books for Less has been operating its online bookstore since May 19 as a way to continue serving its readers despite the pandemic.
Check out Books for Less’ website.
Biblio is one of the bookstores in the country that is known to sell pre-loved books and curated merchandise. Indeed, Biblio continues to provide the Bibliophiles’ reading needs through its online store. Announced in May, the bookstore has started operating online. Biblio offers book titles that customers can choose from before ordering. Other than its website, it also now has a store in Shopee.
The Bargain Reader
The Bargain Reader is dubbed as the digital home for physical books. This offers a wide collection of books for its thousands of bookworms. This store also accepts book requests for the readers who are searching for special books that cannot be found at any bookstore yet. This store is also accessible through Shopee and Lazada.
Meanwhile, going digital is not a problem for Omniana as it is already an online bookstore since then. It has a collection of curated books and artwork. It offers books such as classics, contemporary, poetry, and many more. It grants nationwide delivery with free shipping in Metro Manila. Outside Metro Manila charges start at PHP 50 depending on location.
Check out Omniana’s website
If you are looking for local books, there’s Bookshelf PH! It targets to bring the best of Filipino books to local readers. Bookshelf PH is also eyeing to promote great Filipino books in fiction and non-fiction. If ever you’re interested in their featured books, you may reach them via its website, as well as on Shopee and Lazada. It currently offers free shipping on all orders over PHP 899.
That wraps up our list of bookstores online! A book could be our temporary escape from all the worries we have this time. If you are looking for a sign to buy a new book, here it is! We hope you’ll continue to pursue your love for reading despite everything that has been happening now.
If you have any other online bookstores in mind, care to share them with us, as we also love to hear from you!