You'll be asked by the security guard to sign a log sheet before you enter the warehouse itself. Inside are the real treats, in their 60% Off and Choose 20 at P499 sections.
I didn't think I'd find other titles aside from the Harry Potter hardcovers and The Book Thief paperbacks I've been told about, until I remembered Scholastic also published Cornelia Funke's Inkheart trilogy, Suzanne Collins' The Hunger Games trilogy, Jeff Kinney's Diary of a Wimpy Kid, R. L. Stine's Goosebumps and the collab adventure novel series The 39 Clues. Only Inkdeath from the Inkheart trilogy is available, however, and Kinney's, Stine's and Collins' books are nowhere to be found. The 39 Clues didn't seem to be complete, and they lacked the fifth HP book, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.
|Closer inspection of this photo made me realize Twilight truly does have an amazing repelling effect on me. I didn't notice School of Fear while I was still back at the warehouse.|
It's been a while since I last made a book purchase, so it's quite impressive how I was able to restrain myself from picking up Roald Dahl titles along with other interesting children's books in an attempt to complete 20 books for only P499. Or all the available Harry Potter hardbacks so I'll only have to hunt for Order of the Phoenix elsewhere. Fortunately for me I had already succumbed to the Dunkin Donuts craving I've been having all week, so I was only left with a little over P400 in my wallet. I got the first HP title, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, for P270 and Markus Zusak's The Book Thief for just P98, both 60% off their original prices. Two more books in my reading list which never seems to grow shorter!
|Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, one of my favorites in the series, and The Book Thief, whose Hollywood movie adaptation just came out this year in the Philippines.|
The Scholastic warehouse sale runs only until April 5. They are open from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM all days of the week except Sunday. Their address is #70 C. Raymundo Ave., Brgy. Rosario, Pasig City and their contact number is (02) 900-3687. Drop by to get books for your kids or the kid in you, while several good titles still remain. Don't worry about all the dust that your hands will accumulate from having touched so many books there. They know we bibliophiles have that book-touching compulsion so they already have tissue and a large alcohol bottle at the counter for that.