Last November 30, after reading a post that Scolastic Pub is having another warehouse sale, I wasted no time and straight from shift I went to Pasig together with my two not so bookworm friends to experience yet again this very exciting event. 🙂
We arrived at the warehouse at around 10am. By that time there are no queue at the cashier.
If you have experienced last summer’s sale, you’ll notice that they used a different storage house and I think last time’s set up was better because now is somehow not so organized.
Entering the warehouse we were welcomed by Katniss! The Hunger Games trilogy available in both PB (box set) and HB formats. And it being the first trilogy I’ve read, I bought a set for each format. Also it’s very tempting because of the huge discount.
NOTE: Complete breakdown of prices of the books I bought at the bottom of this blog 🙂
On the racks to the left, you’ll find Harry Potter books also in HB and PB but not the complete series. The prices are not that discounted. I think one HB book costs Php900 and it is discounted at 20%. But compared to bookstore prices, it’s not bad at all.
On the table to the right, other must buys are Divergent and Insurgent (PB). Though I haven’t bought them because they’re not the same size. Haha. I think they’re around 50% off. On that same table are Throne of Fire, The Search for Wondla, and Marvel Books.
What might tempt you is the Taylor Swift inspired journal. But checking the pages, there’s nothing special in it. I think it’s not worth the price. Not because Taylor’s got a song called Blank Space you’re making us a journal with blank pages. No.
If you are a certified Twilight fan though (esp the movie) you shouldn’t miss the Twilight complete movie archive. My friend which is a super fan (bc up to now she still watches the series and Robert Pattinson is still her phone wallpaper) was so happy with the contents.
It has photos, and a lot of inserts like the wedding invite of Edward and Bella, a poster and everything Twilight!
I also bought A storm of Swords and Clash of Kings which are best finds for me esp now that Season 7 is still months away. 😦
In the middle of the warehouse are the books included in the book buffet.
They are mostly Nancy Drew books and other for children title. I think this will be a fun experience for kids 🙂
Other books I found interesting are the 39 Clues, The Horrible Science: Bulging box of books, and reference books.
My Haul Includes:
———————————— ——– PRICES in PHP
—————————————– UNIT DISCOUNTED
Eldest by Paolini 365 109.50
A Storm of Swords 315 157.50
Clash of Kings 315 157.50
Horrible Science (20 books) 1,995 1,197
Hunger Games HB 760 228
Catching Fire HB 760 228
Mockingjay HB 530 159
Search for Wondla HB 620 310
Young artists draw Manga 845 422.50
The Power of Six 475.50 190
Under Dogs by Zusak 715 357.50
THG (boxed PB) 995 497.50
I finished looking for books at around 11am, that time the queue on the cashier was terribly long and whats making the wait longer is that there are only 2 lines and the transaction is not that fast.
Tip 1: Don’t go on a holiday
Tip 2: Go with a book buddy and take turns. One of you should already be waiting in line for the cashier while the other is book hunting. When s/he finishes do it the other way around.
Tip 3: Once you finished, every now and then check the warehouse for new releases, I think huge stocks are released in the afternoon.
Talking with one of the staff, I found out that installment of some of the series like HP and GOT will be released from warehouse on different dates so if you guys really want to complete your series you got to be patient in checking.
Overall I will rate this experience 5/5 because even though it took me a while to finish and there are not that much great titles on sale, the discount and experience are all worth the effort.
Sale is still on going up to the 22nd so don’t miss this chance. 🙂
Thanks for reading! 🙂
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