National Book Store not closing physical stores at malls
MANILA, Philippines — While National Book Store (NBS) admitted that a number of its “non-performing locations” may be evaluated for closure or downsizing, it assured that the majority of its physical stores will remain open despite challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
In a Facebook post Monday, National Book Store denied social media posts about its supposed closure in expensive malls to focus on its online platform.
“National Book Store would like to assure all our partners and customers that this story is not true,” it said.
National Book Store strongly denies the social media post claiming “NBS closing branches in expensive malls. Only…
“Despite the significant challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, National Book Store is working tirelessly to adapt to the difficulties posed by the current situation and continue providing every Laking National with books and supplies,” it stated.
The bookstore said that “while a small number of non-performing locations may be evaluated for closure or downsizing as part of our normal course of business,” the vast majority of stores nationwide will remain open to serve homeschooling, distance learning, and work from home needs, with stringent protocols in place to ensure safety.
NBS also noted that it is strengthening its online platforms so that their customers may “shop safely” during the COVID-19 health crisis.
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