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My Back-to-School Shopping at National Book Store!


May, the in between vacation, and back-to-school season. It’s this time of the month where mommies like me are excited to shop for their kids’ supplies! I remember when I was a kid myself, it’s one of my fondest memories of my mom. Holding her hand inside National Book Store, immersing myself in the smell of fresh leaves of books and notebooks. Then also making bugging her to buy me a couple of toys inside the store. Haha!

Now that I’m a mom myself, it’s my turn to spend! *cough* shop! I was invited to a special shopping spree with my co-mommy bloggers at National Book Store Last week. Perfect timing  because I just received the list of things to buy from school and I’m more than ready to shop. Come join me in my shopping trip by reading the entire post! You might spot some deals and steals in the process.

My Back-to-School Shopping at National Book Store!


Together with my co-mommy bloggers


Look how organized the notebook section is. It’s separated from spiral, composition, regular, and even those yarn notebooks. I remember the yarn notebooks back in highschool where we (yes we students) manually labored to yarn our own notebooks. Wow may ready-made na! Speaking of notebooks, I just remembered I have a list of novels that people have requested to pay for book reviews.


Back-to-school shopping doesn’t have to be stressful despite being a busy time. National Book  Store has a superb selection that’s budget-friendly!


The store layout has been improved as well, making it easier to go around and shop for the items you need. Tables and shelves are clearly labeled, and items are carefully arranged to make the most of your shopping experience.


Best Buy Shopping

Who can forget Best Buy? We’re basically getting quality products at an affordable price. Imagine 12 notebooks for the price of 10! My Best Buy favorites are pens, pencils, papers (especially the crosswise, lengthwise, whole that’s used a lot during exams). Glue, crayons, watercolor, staplers. OMG almost everything I get is from Best Buy. Sulit kasi!


Cool Find Spotted! Are you like me who’s tired of cutting plastic covers and scotch tapes to cover all those books and notebooks? My gosh answered prayers! I discovered this Polar Bear Adhesive Book Cover that you’ll just put your book or notebook on top. Fold the corners. Tada! It sticks instantly.


Time to pay! Don’t forget to always bring your Laking National Card to earn points. Sayang din no! Geof and I are going back because I want to bring him when we buy his school bag (also available in NBS) and other personalized goodies. What’s your back-to-school shopping story? Tell me din in the comments below I would love to hear yours! ^_^

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  • MommyCharm

    I have to get that Polar Bear Adhesive Book Cover too! Ang tanda ko na pero di pa rin kase ako marunong magbalot ng books! ^-^ Carl and I are scheduled to buy his school supplies this week pa lang and yes, where else but in NBS!

  • RebelSweetHrt

    I haven’t shopped for Yue’s school supplies yet! Medyo petiks pa ko kasi July pa ang pasukan nila, pero next week mag-shopping na ako. Sa NBS din, syempre! 🙂

  • Nini Perez

    I’ve always looked forward to back-to-school shopping when I was still studying, but now that I’m a mom and my toddler’s not yet old enough to go to school, it’s still my go-to store for my stationery needs. I love paper, and I’m still very much of a fan of writing, old-school style. 🙂

  • Mommy Levy

    I like hunting for practical finds whenever I shop for my son’s stuff at school. I like that Polar Bear plastic that you’ve bought it makes life easier for us.

  • Amethystine

    NBS has become a very important part of my life. I’m into arts & crafts and I’m also a bookworm that’s why NBS is my happy place. I haven’t done any back to school shopping yet kasi normally hindi ako sumasabay sa crowd. I hope there are still ongoing promos when i shop 🙂

  • TweenselMom

    My youngest’s school makes this school supplies bundle in which the cost is already included in her tuition fees. While my eldest naman, her notebooks are being listed when they go to school na on their first week. What I do buy in bulk in national bookstore are their plastic covers and I also stock on manila papers and envelopes. I do use NB rewards card and it really is helpful on discounts and the perks.

  • Michi

    Nakakarelate ako diyan sa pagtahi ng notebook, buti ngayon may ready made na sila. I just visited two NBS this week para lang matapos ko yung list ng anak ko. Nagkakaubusan na ng stock kasi.

  • thekitchen goddess

    I love National Bookstore. So many exciting finds aside from the usual school supplies and books. My daughter is currently ga-ga over NBS’ numerous brush pens. 🙂

  • jared's mum

    I wish I was also invited to this event, it would’ve been an awesome experience to blog about a store you frequent for as long as you can remember! There are loads of cool finds in NBS and I have also tried those self-adhesive plastic wrapper last year. My son do not need a lot of school supplies since we still have leftover items from last school year but I always find an excuse to visit my local National Bookstore branch and buy something for my student and for this paper/school supply lovin’ mum! ^_^

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