75 Years of Endless Discoveries
National Book Store was established by Jose and Socorro Ramos
National Book Store re-opened in Avenida Rizal after burning it during the Liberation
Typhoon Gene struck the country and ruined NBS
Inauguration of the nine story building in Avenida which was christened as the AlBeCer Buidling
Opening of the National Book Store - Rizal Avenue
Opening of the National Book Store - Recto
Opening of National Book Store Araneta Coliseum
National Book Store got the licensee from Hallmark
Opening of National Book Store in Quad Arcade
National Book Store Superbranch in Cubao was opened
National Book Store opened its first Visayas branch in Mango Cebu Avenue
National Book Store Head Office Quad Alpha was operationalized
Union Alliance of Concerned Employees of NBS was established
Cacho Publishing, Inc. was established
Implementation of NBS' Cut Price sale
Establishment of Anvil Publishing, NBS' publishing arm
Introduction of NBS' house brand - Best Buy
National Book Store C5 warehouse
Power Books, Inc. was established along Arnaiz in Makati
Opening of the first Mindanao branch in Cagayan de Oro Borja
National Book Store changed its logo from the traditional bird image to N
The first NBEX store was opened in Retiro
Implementation of the loyalty program - Laking National
Nanay Coring won the Enterpreneur of the Year from Ernst and Young
Establishment of the National Book Store Foundation, Inc.
Awarded as Outstanding Filipino Retailers by PRA
Launching of NBS Website
Opening of the 100th store in SM Taytay, Rizal
Opening of the first Metrobooks in Hongkong
Nanay Coring was awarded Honorary Degree in Ateneo De Manila
The first ever mid night book launch in the country: The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown
Launching of the NBS Facebook account
Launching of the My Pilipinas Moleskine in collaboration between National Book Store, Collezione-C2, and Moleskine. We launch a limited edition of Moleskine that printed with iconic Philippine map on our legendary notebook is a symbol of the Filipino spirit, passion and limitless creativity.
Arrival and signing event of one of the Best Selling Book Author, Nicolas Sparks
Launching of the Nanay Coring: The Story of National Book Store's Socorro Ramos
Mark Millar: The Milla in Manila: Mark Millar’s unique competition to attend a signing anywhere in the world has been won by the National Book Store in Manila. NBS placed the largest order for Supercrooks #1
Launching of the Rajo Laurel Design Collaboration
Launching of the NBS E-Commerce Site
1st Philippine Readers Writers Festival: National Book Store brings the best-selling author in Manila for the first time.
Mitch Albom Book Signing Event: The first biggest signing in Manila.
Launching of the My Fave Book Selfie in Philippine Star
Formulation of the new NBS Vision and Mission statement
First Free Comic Book Day in the Philippines.
Collaboration with Daphne Oseña-Paez, an entreprenuer and media personality.
In celebration of BenCab: 50 Creative Years, National Book Store collaborated with Benedicto Reyes Cabrera. By this, we launched a special limited edition stationery collection in honor of his contribution to the country’s culture. We are proud to finally present the BenCab products which feature some of his exceptional works. Through this collection, we will be able to bring BenCab’s works closer to a wider market and reach out to a new generation of artists and enthusiasts.
Color Pop Fair: First coloring event in the Philippines
Kiera Cass signing event in Cebu: The Biggest Book Author event in Cebu
Implementation of SAP, an enterprise planning software
Appointed as exclusive Philippine distributor of Itoya from Japan
Opening of the 200th store in Ayala Serin Tagaytay
Launching of NBS Delivery Service / Hotline
Turnover of the first NBS Foundation Dome Library; a first of its kind in the Philippines
Collaboration with Cecile Zamora Van Straten, lifestyle blogger.
National Book Store won the Hall of Fame for Philippine Retailers Association
New store design Malherbe in SM North Edsa.
Appointed as exclusive Philippine distributor of Caran d' Ache
Acquired a license to design and distribute products from Disney
Opening of the new store concepts: Art Bar, Workstation and Noteworthy
Opening of the NBS' Academy, an in house training center for NBS employees