The land of 20,000 books and only three permanent residents

Everyone has left Babino, North Macedonia, yet it remains to be a ‘village of enlightenment,’ attracting up to 3,500 visitors a year

Who killed reading?

And how this campaign attempts to revive one of the most essential forms of entertainment.

Joy to the Filipino is a split social reality

Angelo R. Lacuesta’s first novel is a deeply personal story that spans decades of changes—political, social, economic, technological—in the Philippines.

When was the last time you worked with your hands?

A love letter to the art of handwork.

IYCRMM: Romancing the novel

Romance doesn’t always have to be a couple in love.

'A Sustainable Future' international book tour a great success

“We need to raise awareness about our country. There’s so little literature written about us even if we’re one of the most climate vulnerable countries in the world. They should know how we’re adapting to and preparing for climate change so they know how to help us as well.”

In 2023, may the secret to happiness turn out to be books!

The best thing about reading—it cultivates empathy.  There is scientific evidence that literary fiction improves a reader’s capacity to understand what others are thinking and feeling.

Aklat ng Bayan: Why Read the Filipino Translations?

Here are the reasons why you should advocate Filipino translations along with must-read Aklat ng Bayan titles for educators and literati alike.

CEU strengthens psychology partnership with prestigious Korean university, HGU

The Centro Escolar University (CEU) School of Science and Technology has recently received 63 new books from the Handong Global University (HGU) in Pohang, South Korea. The books will be used for CEU’s psychology students and teachers.

This National Book Store sale lets you score ANY three books for only P1,500

Relieve the joy of finding new titles or score ANY three books from your wish list for just P1,500. You can choose from NBS’s long list of local and imported books, excluding boxed sets and academic titles, to add to your real cart.

The libraries of my life

The Philippines was still recovering from the devastation of World War II when my aunts started to teach me how to read, using their handwritten English prayer booklets as books were not easy to come by. I was four years old, and the only other reading materials were Tagalog komiks, which I loved for their beautiful illustrations and imaginative stories. I read everything I could lay my hands on.