The Great NBS Warehouse Sale Haul + Tips!

the great nbs warehouse sale

Last Thursday marked the start of National Book Store’s Great Warehouse Sale and of course I wasn’t going to miss it. Since the location was pretty far from my area (I had to commute to Quezon City for the very first time!), I arrived at the warehouse sale mid-day and already, the shelves have been ransacked and devoured by the eager bookworms who were there much earlier. I hadn’t expected for the crowd to be so so so huge. It was very overwhelming. Still, I was excited that so many people were excited to get great book bargains and that I was one of them!

national bookstore great warehouse sale

Yup, that was the crowd situation at the warehouse. It was like The Hunger Games. It took me two hours to go around and find books I’d like to buy and it took me three and a half hours to get to the cashier and pay for them. Madness. But wow, it was surely an unforgettable experience.

Now, onto my haul! I got a pretty notebook, some colorful pens, and several YA books and graphic novels! Check them out:

nbs great warehouse sale 2015 clara lee and the apple pie dream jenny han

Clara Lee and the Apple Pie Dream by Jenny Han

nbs great warehouse sale 2015 book haul YA books

Kiss & Blog by Alyson Noel
Necromancing the Stone by by Lish McBride
Bruiser by Neal Shusterman
MILA 2.0 by by Debra Driza
Slide by Jill Hathaway
Gorgeous by Paul Rudnick
Wake by Amanda Hocking

nbs great warehouse sale 2015 book haul graphic novels

Frostbite: The Graphic Novel by Richelle Mead
Daniel X: The Manga, Vol. 2 and Vol. 3 by James Patterson

nbs great warehouse sale 2015 book haul

Total: 12 new books! Thank you, National Book Store!

I spent a little over a 1000PHP but I think I managed to get some really worth it buys. I’d love to go back if only to find more great inexpensive titles. If you haven’t gone yet, you should definitely check it out. Just in case, here are some tips to keep in mind when you do visit the Great Warehouse Sale:

  • What to bring: tote bags (several if you plan to go on a shopping spree), water, face towel, face mask (beware of dust), friends who’ll help you look for good bargains/carry books/chat with you while in line and a cash budget
  • What to do: Wear something comfortable, grab what you like before it’s gone (Hunger games, remember?), be courteous when passing through, try not to bump into people or step on their feet, scour those shelves but remember to be gentle with the books, wait in line very very patiently
  • What books to look out for: I suggest checking out Your Super guide to National Book Store’s Great Warehouse Sale to know what books will be there and following the hashtag #NBSGreatWarehouseSale to find out what other people were able to acquire

National Book Store’s “The Great Warehouse Sale” runs until August 18, 20159 a.m. to 8 p.m., at the 4th Floor of National Book Store Quezon Avenue cor. Sct. Borromeo and Panay Avenue.

That’s pretty much it! If you’ve been to the warehouse sale, do share your experience and tips. Likewise for those who haven’t gone yet, feel free to ask any questions!

13 Responses

  1. Wow! Great book over haul! I would like to try but I don’t have enough budget right now. Perhaps next time, I’ll keep your tips on mind. Thank you so much for this Hazel! Very helpful! :)

  2. I checked it last Thursday (late afternoon) but was so overwhelmed by the crowd (the volume of people was double, no, maybe thrice). The line was so long & I couldn’t check the shelves because there were just too many people, & kept bumping into them (I’m a very tiny person). After few minutes I left, haha. But anyways last year was a great experience for me. I hauled like 13 books? for just almost Php 500. It was really a sweet bargain. :D

  3. My friends are going and I gave them money and a list of books to buy for me! I hope they don’t get swallowed in that sea of people! :D

  4. This are the times where I wish I live in Metro Manila. Big warehouse sale, great deals…. How I wish we have things like that here in the province.

  5. Woah, look at that crowd! How did you even make it out alive?:)
    I read Slide about a year or two ago, I guess. All I can remember is that the book had a Gossip girl and Pretty Little Liars feel to it.
    Hope you enjoy all the books, Hazel!

  6. The NBS Warehouse Sale looks like insanity! But I have faith that it was probably worth it, indeed, and that’s why the crowds were crazy. I wish I had been able to go; I definitely would have if I still lived in the Philippines!

  7. Oh, so many books!! I really hope that NBS Warehouse Sale will extend their gloriousness here in Cebu.
    (*cross fingers*) Thanks for the tips and waiting for the time to used them. I hope it will be soon, I mean realllllllly soon.

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