Online Philippine Book Shops To Cop Big Discounts From This 12.12

Online Philippine Book Shops To Cop Big Discounts From This 12.12


Wanting to curl up with a good book and cocoa this Christmas break? Or looking for the perfect novel to gift your loved ones? Your next find may be in one of these online book shops that are gearing up for big discounts.

Related: Read All About It: Big Bad Wolf Extends Its Sale To July 12

Oh, to be sitting in between bookshelves—buried in a novel and fully immersed in a totally different world. In today’s pandemic-ridden landscape, it seems that the usual escapades to bookstores to read or to simply be in the presence of books are not the most viable option. For this very reason, several Philippine based book shops have accelerated their efforts in transitioning to e-commerce or online platforms. 

While nothing will be able to replace the advantages of being physically present while book shopping, like touching the spines and getting a whiff of that “new book smell,” these online book shop set-ups are far from horrible. If anything, now, sales are easier to catch, stocks left are more accessible and free shipping vouchers are making purchases more worth it. 

Here’s the Philippine online book shops you can visit to tick off items from your Christmas shopping list. 

Big Bad Wolf 

BBW is a massive book sale which originated from Malaysia. The now online book shop has made many visits to the Philippines since their first way back in 2018. Because of this, the sale has garnered a huge chunk of avid fans who are in love with the wide array of selections and huge discounts. 

Last June, the event held its first virtual sale here, but many were unfortunately displeased with the delayed logistics. 

Fast forward to December 5, Big Bad Wolf expanded further their online presence by entering e-commerce platform, Lazada. This is in response to curbing and mitigating transit problems. 

Just like during their famous physical book fair, buyers can shop 24/7 and enjoy the same discounted prices. BBW’s entrance in Lazada comes in perfect timing with the much awaited 12.12 Grand Christmas Sale. 

During the said event, visitors can expect “Flash Sale Takeovers,” which transpire between 4 PM to 8 PM. These signal further markdowns on books. There’s also the “Crazy Brand Mega Offer”—where 100 books are selected to be discounted even more. But wait, there’s more! For every P500 spent, a P50 gift voucher is rewarded. Who could also forget about the free shipping vouchers? There’s also P50 off on shipping rates for a minimum spend of P199. 

Cop books for crazy prices as low as P30 from a selection of over 25,000 titles. The fair does not only promise a seamless shopping experience, but also books for every hobby and interest—from romance, young adult, non-fiction, children’s, religion and more. 

Books at 50% to 90% off await you in their Lazada store

National Book Store 

NBS probably remains the OG amongst all Philippine-based bookstores. To this day, it remains as the shop that many flock to not only for their reading needs, but also home and office supply necessities. 

Browse through their exclusive online platform for 100% authentic and discounted books and items that range from 3% to 20%. 

Enjoy hassle-free shopping in their website or e-commerce stores in Lazada and Shopee

Fully Booked 

Fully Booked is better known for having an upper class target market and more curated and exotic book selection as compared to others. A visit to their exclusive online platform will thrust you into gift guides for this Christmas, exclusive webinars by authors and creators alike and other novelties like novel-themed totes and clothing. 

Fully Booked doesn’t come last in terms of discounted prices, too. It boasts of free shipping at a minimum purchase of P799. In addition, by simply dropping by their Lazada flagship store and giving them a follow, you’re rewarded with a P50 voucher. 

Book bundles from different genres may also be seen—where 2 novels equate to a free book during checkout. Be on the lookout for “Brand Mega Offers” that happen on specific time slots, too. During these, discounts for highly coveted books go from 10% to 20%. 

Here is Fully Booked’s Shopee store, too, for more options. 

The Bargain Reader 

Albeit less popular, this retail store has also gained traction for its fair prices and quality service. Its 5 out of 5 shop rating achieved from over 34k+ reviews is a true testament to their huge following of 74k+ people. 

They take pride in being “your go-to online book shop for young adult, self-help, business and fiction needs.” Pay a visit and you will find curated lists of TBR’s finest reads. Keep watch for their upcoming vouchers for big discounts and flash sales leading up to the 12.12 Christmas sale.

The Bargain Reader is also available on Lazada and Shopee.

Books and Minds PH

This book shop is located in Pasay city but also based in Lazada and Shopee. It offers a selection of books that cover young adult, romance, self-help, business and fiction genres. 

Their participation in the 12.12 event follows free gift wrapping and bookmarks along with up to 50% in discounts. 

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