B hated picking me up when I was still working at Legaspi Village in Makati City. He loved some of the restos in Greenbelt but he always found the Ayala Central Business District too crowded.
Now that I’m working at the Fort Bonifacio, he always jumps at the opportunity to pick me up. I have to admit that there is more breathing room at the Fort, but what tempts my B like a moth to a flame is the 4-storey Fully Booked branch at the Bonifacio High Street.
The Fully Booked branch is on soft opening but most of its selling area is already filled with hundreds of books. It has stock of all the old bobo books that I’ve been looking for and it also sells the photography books that I almost ordered online when I couldn’t find them in any of the stores here.
The comic books and popular fiction are at the ground floor, together with the pretty notebooks and scrapbooks. It took me several minutes to browse through all the sci-fi and the chic lit that I love to read.
Half the second floor is for kids. There are are rows of colorful children’s books that looked interesting. The artwork on the new children’s books are all so pretty!I’m already planning to buy a book on faeries and an illustrated book of poems.
There are rows and rows of travel books at the 3rd floor and I’m sure I’ll be hanging out there when I’m planning for my next trip (which will be 10 years from now since I recently spent all my money in China and Singapore.) B loved browsing through the non-fiction books at the same floor.
There are CDs and videos at the 4th floor but there’s still a huge space for art and other hobby books. We loved browsing through the books on interior design. And of course, I lusted over a couple of photography books.
The Starbucks at the 3rd floor isn’t open yet but there are several soft seats scattered around the place. We literally spent hours there. It truly is a heaven for book lovers like me! (Of course, there’s hell to pay when you get to the cashier.)
(This article is reproduced with the permission of the author, Abie Co. How to go to Bonifacio High Street? Read directions going to establishments in close proximity, Abe, Mamou and Cupcakes by Sonja in Serendra. Or see map here.)