Wednesday, March 30, 2016

BOOKISH HAVEN: FULLYBOOKED FORT.

A new feature here on The Bookaholic Blurbs where I share places I go to on a monthly basis that are all cozy and bookish! Not in any way sponsored by the establishments. Just personal bookish adoration for the win!
I worked within the Bonifacio High Street area for a little less than two years. It was around the time I was pretty much new in the blogging community. BGC is my top favorite place here in the metro because the area is clean, cozy, beautiful (especially two years ago when buildings were less), the fields are so open and well, people are nice. It is also the area where Fullybooked (local bookstore) is located. Perfect combination for a bookish person like me.

Ground floor: Best sellers area near the Customer Service booth and cashiers.
Whenever I feel down or if I am hunting for a certain elusive title, Fullybooked in Fort is one of the places I always go to. Not only the place is inviting but I feel so much at home there. I can browse their shelves and I could even grab a book and just read in a corner. There is also a Starbucks upstairs and a huge room for graphic novels and Funko Pops!

My fave floor which I name the YA Floor. Their YA is up to that wall that the back.
This store is huge. I think they have like, 5 floors? I usually just go to the second floor (and sometimes upstairs to check their graphic novels) because their Young Adult section is in there. I love it there so much. Fullybooked has the most up-to-date shelves so I don't feel like am being left behind when it comes to newly released titles. They are a little expensive though as opposed to their competitor but I love their Customer Service so much.

One section there with beautiful art by Herakut
Lucy (@_Fullybooked) has been my bookish virtual friend for a while now. It started with tweets reserving books or asking for titles. She answers right away! Then after years of doing that I could say, there was a nice virtual friendship there. I knew back then who was manning the account. However, back in 2014 when I was on a terrible blogging slump, I stopped ordering books and then found out the original Lucy left the company. The new one now doesn't know me anymore and they stopped taking tweets for orders. But to make this short, Lucy provided top notch customer service and that's one thing that kept me going back. I mean, the business is a beast alright but it amazes me how world class the service they provide. I also have been fond of their staff Joyce and Chitz.

Shot from the third floor.
Been visiting this place for ages but I haven't taken a photo of this beautiful piece of art until I needed for this post. It is so gorgeous in person and the artist is amazing. Perfect focal point for the bookstore. They have a lot of artworks around the store and seriously, you wouldn't get tired of staring at these wondrous pieces of paintings.

Close up shot of the bookish art, still by Herakut.
Fullybooked Fort earned my love through all these times I've visited. It's a haven for book lovers because of its ambiance, friendly staff and superb titles. It's a bookstore with such huge welcoming smile for everyone, It kind of set the standards of what high quality service is when I visit other bookstores. Fullybooked, Fort indeed is certainly one hundred percent BLURB-ified.


What do you think of the bookstore? Hope you enjoyed this post!

6 comments:

  1. SCREAMS THIS IS SO
    *breathe, Cynthia*
    BEAUTIFUL
    YOU HAVE THIS. MY CLOSEST BOOKSTORE CLOSED DOWN THREE YEARS AGO TO A NIKE STORE WITH OVERPRICED SHOES.

    I WANT TO LIVE WITH YOU

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  2. Oh wow. This is heaven! What I wouldn't give to have such a place nearby! It looks absolutely stunning!

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  3. This is by far the nicest (and artsiest!) store I have ever seen! I can't believe that it has five stories. That's insane!

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