NKY, Philippines — The Philippines is a very big book market.
It is home to more than a dozen foreign publishers, which makes it the second-biggest publisher market in Asia.
There are also a few independent bookstores.
But it is not quite that big, either.
To understand why, you have to go to the Philippines’ home of Nuyongkabau.
Located in the heart of the Philippine city of Naga City, Nuyongs Kabau is one of the oldest bookshops in the country.
The shop has been around since 1884.
It was founded by Joseph Lomac, a Filipino-born Englishman who had studied at the University of Edinburgh.
In 1896, he sold his shop to a Japanese-owned bookseller in a deal that is considered the first international book sale in the history of the Philippines.
The Japanese owners, who were the first to establish a bookshop in the Philippine capital, Manila, bought the store in 1900.
In the years that followed, the Nuyons Kabau became known for its fine Japanese and Japanese-style bookstores, with Japanese titles as well as English titles.
Many of the books sold in the shops are written by local authors.
They are the best sellers in the Naga city.
The bookstore is also home to many famous authors such as John Steinbeck, J.R.
R Tolkien and Robert Louis Stevenson.
The Nuyon Kabau was the birthplace of some of the most well-known Philippine authors in the world, including the late Philippine author Edith Wharton, who is also the namesake of the town of Nyongkaba.
She is buried at Nuyokaba Cemetery in Naga.
But there are more than just authors.
The bookshop is also a place for children to buy and sell books.
The books they buy are sold in plastic bags and then shipped to the country’s major bookstores in Manila, where the booksellers are paid.
There is even a Naga bookshop for kids to read.
Nuyoung Kabau’s most famous book is “Nyong Kong,” which is about a young boy who falls in love with a woman from another country.
It won the Booker Prize in 1986 and is still considered one of history’s best books.
There was a time when many Filipinos could only read books that were sold at a book shop.
Now, it is common to find books at libraries and school libraries.
The biggest bookseller, Sotheby’s International Bookshop in Manila is home for many books.
It sells thousands of books each year, said its executive director, Yulis Barangay.
There have been several changes in Nuyoyongkaban since the shop was established.
In 2015, a new owner bought the shop, but the old owners still own the books, so there are no changes.
Sothebys also owns a bookstore in Manila.
In 2018, the Philippine government started a program to promote literacy and education in schools.
That was the first step in making Nuyos Kabau more popular.
The government opened Nuyous Kabau for public schools, as well.
In 2019, the new owner sold the bookstore to an English-language publisher, and the bookstore became the first bookseller for children in Nangang City, where I live.
There, the bookseller now sells a new generation of books, and a new age of books is upon us.
So the Noyong Kabau continues to sell books in its shop.
But the shop is not just for children.
There’s also a new bookshop that offers a different kind of book.
There were two kinds of books in Nyon Kabaus first incarnation, said Barangays executive director Yulises Barangayan.
They were English and Japanese.
The first books in English were called the “English” books, which were the best selling books in Japan.
They became very popular in Nagan, a city in Nago province in the north of the country, about a 20-minute drive from Nuyones Kabau.
There a lot of Japanese-language books were sold there.
But by the time of the war, the Japanese government decided to close the Japanese-only bookstores because they were too dangerous for children, said Yuliss Barangaiyan.
So they decided to open up the bookstores to foreigners.
And the first books sold at the bookshop were written by Japanese authors.
In 2020, the second generation of bookseller opened up.
Today, there are books written by writers from all over the world.
It’s not just Japanese authors, either, like Tetsuo Nakamura of Tokyo.
He wrote a book called “Gimme a Gimme a Goby” that sold about 5,000 copies.
In Naga, he’s known as the author of “Dance of the Gobys.”
He wrote it as a children’s book and has sold about 10