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Staying In? Here are 6 Online Bookstores to Help You Get Your Reading Fix

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This one’s for our fellow bookworms

 

 

The quarantine, with all its extensions and the surges of cabin fever it brings, is a truly strange time. 

 

Notice how we’ve all picked up new hobbies? Everyone can now bake or cook or concoct their own fancy lattes. In just a few months, as if the world had been collectively enrolled into a comprehensive cooking class. We’ve kept ourselves plenty entertained, too, managing to burn a hole through our screens with all the watching we’ve been doing. Suddenly, the list of films we always swore we’d watch (but not really) has disappeared, subject to long nights of binge-watching in the same living room we’d spend the entire day in. 

 

Not even our stack of half-read books has survived. You know the tables have truly turned when the books you’ve left a yellowing bookmark are finally finished, let alone picked up again. We’ve finally read through the unfinished novels from college and those overindulgent bookstore sprees and are officially all out of reading material. 

 

If you happen to have swept through your pile of books, too, fret not. Ahead, we’ve compiled a list of bookstores—yes, all functioning online—that can fill the void and quench your literary thirst. 

 

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Omni•ana

Curated books and artwork, delivered straight to your door

 

 

Payment options: Paypal, credit card, cash on delivery (Metro Manila only)

Specifics: Free shipping within Metro Manila!

Contact: Facebook, Instagram, e-mail <omniana.team@gmail.com>

 

Shop from Omni•ana.

 

Fully Booked 

Available online via their official website, Shopee and Lazada

 

 

Payment options: Over-the-counter, bank deposit, Paypal, credit card, cash on delivery (for orders above P1,000)

Contact: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, e-mail <greatreads@fullybookedonline.com>, phone <+63 2 88587051>

 

Shop via Fully Booked’s website, Shopee store or Lazada store.

 

Biblio.ph

The new online bookstore on the block

 

 

Payment options: Paypal, GCash, bank deposit, cash on delivery (limited areas)

Specifics: They’ve got a soft opening blowout sale ongoing until supplies last!

Contact: Facebook, Instagram, e-mail <biblio.storeinfo@gmail.com>, phone <+63 917 630 9999>

 

Shop via Biblio’s website.

 

Books for Less

Biblio’s sister store for pre-owned books

 

 

Payment options: Paypal, GCash, bank deposit, cash on delivery (limited areas)

Specifics: They’ve got a soft opening blowout sale ongoing until supplies last!

Contact: Facebook, Instagram, e-mail <info@booksforless.ph>, phone <+63 917 630 9999>

 

Shop for pre-owned reads via the Books for Less website!

 

Mt. Cloud Bookshop

This Baguio-based independent bookshop now delivers nationwide

 

 

Payment options: Bank transfer (BPI), Paypal

Contact: Facebook, Instagram, e-mail <queries@mtcloudbookshop.com>

 

Check out Mt. Cloud’s current offerings via their Facebook page!

 

The Book Snoop

A long-time player in the online bookstore game 

 

 

Payment options: Bank deposit (BDO or BPI), remittance (LBC, Cebuana Lhuillier and Palawan Express)

Specifics: Acquaint yourself with their posting, purchasing and delivery system here.

Contact: Facebook

 

Follow The Book Snoop of Facebook for details on their next drop!

 

 

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Will shopping for reads online help ease the guilt that used to come with those long, wallet-draining bookstore trips? We can’t make any promises, but one thing’s for sure: you won’t exit these (virtual) stores (virtually) empty-handed.

 

If you need a few recommendations, check out our round-up of books to read during tough times, this list of five reads from Filipino authors, or this collection of one voracious reader’s all-time favorites.

 

 

Art Alexandra Lara

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