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At the mall (Blue Waves Marquinton Mall in Marikina), I came across a book shop called Book Nook. Catchy! I decided to go inside and look for some books on IT and t-shirt printing which I plan to do with my kids while on their summer vacation, and some story and reference stuff for them. The store is not as classy as Powerbooks or the National Bookstore (NBS). It's pretty closer and comparable with Booksale. It retails all kinds of books and magazines, old and new.
I met Mr. Raul Belonio, the owner who assisted me in my search for my stuff. Accomodating as he was, he mentioned about how he came up with his business and how he found satisfaction managing it. According to him, he put up the business upon retiring from his corporate job. Why bookstore? He just love books especially for children.. He wanted to be an instrument in reviving the old ways of reading and reading and reading especially for children amidst this CD ROM / Video era. Inspiring, indeed!
Well, I plan to visit him and the store again one of these days...