Sunday, July 24, 2005

Obscure Books Shops

Since I am an outright sucker for books, I go out of my way to hunt for new book sanctuaries aside that of NBS and Powerbooks. It is a good thing that Ms. Vanessa of PW listed them down. I have visited some of the book havens in the list and it just felt great to check them out. Anyway, visit the areas for yourself.

Popular Bookstore: Timog, Morato
Bound: somewhere in QC (small shop with lots of books on poetry & erotica)
UP Press Bookstore: Balay Kalinaw, UP Diliman
La Solidaridad: Padre Faura, Manila
Libris: Paranaque
Books For Less: Pearl Drive (near UA&P)
Books For Less: Roces Avenue
Booktopia: Eastwood, Libis
Aeon Books: Katipunan, QC

In case any of you are aware of unknown and not-so-popular bookshops, kindly let me know. Thanks.


  1. meron ka na namang nakalimutan ngayong araw na ito. :(

    anyway, inform lang kita na may isang 'not-so-popular' book shop sa likod ng bldg. namin sa Pearl Drive, tapat ng UA&P :)

  2. jon, i know. hahay. i just don't have the courage nor the strength to go on.

    re books, let me know. thanks.

  3. Nakapunta na ako sa Popular Bkstore kasi sinamahan ko yung mom ko noon. Cool rin yung mga books nila dun, mga hard to find talaga. :)

  4. trippy *ket kaya palit sya name* :D yup, worth it nga puntahan yang Popular kasi yung mga hard-to-find na mga books, popular sa store na yun...:D

  5. Hi! u might want to visit datelines bookstore at the Marikina Shoe Expo in Cubao, just a stall away from Bellinni's restaurant if you know the place :)

  6. Don't forget the outlets of BOOKSALE. If you're patient, you can find rare books there. I got my copy of Bernard Malamud's "The Fixer" from BOOKSALE at a very low price of P40. That was more than a decade ago. Hehe.

  7. krishnna & Abaniko, thanks for the tips. I heard about Datelines and the place is good. Sometimes, I checked on BookSale but I rarely find nice ones there. Maybe I need to look 'deeper'...hehehe. :)

    I am thinking of adding all your suggestions in the entry above. So check it out later.


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