Everyone has a dream. Mine, to own a café serving baked goods (such as jarred cakes), frappes (milk teas, too) while giving a chance for book lovers to read books and buy one as well. I even had a name for it already: JARRED (derived from my book with the same name). But I know it will be a lot of investment: money, time, and the right venue. And, of course, I don’t have the capacity to provide all those yet. But I don’t easily give up. I still pushed past my borders and made my dream come true. Instead of putting up a huge bookstore/café, I spoke with my team (me, myself and I) and finally decided to launch my first business ever–an online bookshop. Better start with something small than nothing, right? So, welcome to the world, The Book Club, or simply TBC.
|The official logo of The Book Club.|
What is TBC?
The Book Club (aka TBC) believes in the value of reading and education. We strive to provide quality books at affordable prices. This is a bookshop with the cheapest-priced books ranging from, yeah, with cool names: High 5!, Eternally 12, Sweet 20-Teen, Wild 49-ers, Lucky 69, 99 Forever, and Specially Priced. In layman's, from Php 5.00 to Php 99. We offer interesting selection of books suited to any reader. I know that TBC is a haven for book enthusiasts, like you, who may browse endlessly through the online store’s simplistic design emphasizing only to find selections that appeal to your unique taste.
In the past seven years, the self-publishing market has exploded. I think that’s great, because one of my missions has been to empower people to self-publish. Isn’t it nice to have more books in the world, well, that’s the best part of all. And I know, everyone—readers and writers alike—agree to me. I want to support indie writers because as a self-published author myself I’ve been through the hardest part of being one. Even asking myself, “Yes, I’ve already printed my books. But now, how will I get my books out there?” Now, let me ask a question, are you looking for a place where you can distribute your books? Well, here’s The Book Club (TBC) serving your needs. You can sign up a consignment contract with us and sell your books through TBC. (For more info about consignment, feel free to contact us at TBC Bookshop or 0948-676-6740) With this, I’m fulfilling my mission through helping my fellow self-pub authors to reach out to their readers. Isn’t that amazing?
|Some of the books on sale at The Book Club.|
Books to expect…
Enjoy our selection of pre-owned books, including: academic books, business books, children's books, fantasy books, romance books, fiction books, Filipino books, and even self-published books from our Wattpad friends.
We also grant book requests. We call it Request-A-Book (or RAB). This takes place every Wednesday of the week. So, on our site, there will be a post every Wednesday especially dedicated for the Request-A-Book. You can write down your requests on the comment box below and we will do our best to get your books available on Saturday the same week or any day on the following week.
Reminders, please read…
I know that by the time you have already decided what books to get, you would go and place an order right away. You can order here starting October 25. But before that let me just remind you of the following:
ONE COPY ONLY. Most books in the catalog of TBC have one copy only. We follow "first-to-order" basis, meaning, if you fill-out an order form and settle your payment the earliest, then you get the books you want!
PAYMENT PROCESS. Send in your payment through LBC, Western Union, or M Lhuillier. Fret not, as you will be prompted the moment you placed an order and further info regarding this will be provided. Also, feel free to contact us at TBC Bookshop or 0948-676-6740.
DELIVERY. We do meetup and traditional delivery. For meetups (only legible to customers with more than Php 200 worth of purchase), the locations can be anywhere in Manila, Cubao or Marikina only. For deliveries, add Php 70 (if within Metro Manila) and Php 120 (if outside the Metro). Deliveries are made every Monday. Thus, orders placed on Monday will then be sent next week Monday.
Now, you can place your orders starting October 25. Again, please be reminded to fill out the order form only if you are sure about purchasing the book/s. Enjoy reading... and shopping!
The opening date…
If books are your treasure, then The Book Club is a treasure island of books you’ve been searching for. TBC is a paradise, a rendezvous for people looking for pre-owned books at a very reasonable price.
Every visit to The Book Club site is a worthwhile experience that enables you to savor the joy of reading. You can browse through the myriad of book assortment we have and get the books you want. Never will you leave a trip from The Book Club feeling disappointed but always with blissfulness. I know that you will surely feel at home and be loved back by the books you love the most. Pay us a visit now. Indulge yourself!
Now, you are invited to come and celebrate the birth of The Book Club. Let’s all welcome TBC as it opens its store this coming October 25, 2014. See you there!
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