Rex Book Store Inc.

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Rex Book Store Inc. (RBSI) is a law and educational textbook publisher headquartered in Quezon City. It was originally a bookstore was located in Azcarraga Street, now Claro M. Recto Avenue. It was organized into a corporate entity in 1950 by the Fontalera and Buhain families.

RBSI began publishing law books. In 1953 it expanded into textbook publishing, starting with high school titles and thereafter, pre-elementary and elementary textbooks. Its sister company, Rex Printing Company, Inc. (RPCI) was established in 1973 to cater to their ever-growing printing needs.

Its sister company, Rex Printing Corporation, was organized in 1973. Rex Publications, Inc. for leisure publications was established in 1978. In 1994, the Rex Oasis of Arts and Culture (ROAC) was established to help develop the arts and preserve our cultural heritage. Collectively these four companies comprise the Rex Group of Companies.

It is one of the pioneers in the educational publishing industry in the Philippines. It has books for all levels from basic education (pre-elementary, elementary, and high school), tertiary, law, professional books, references, and children's books making it the most comprehensive education provider in the Philippines.

Since books are not enough, RBSI also comes with supplementary materials. It also publishes Teacher's Manual. It has interactive materials like activity posters, charts, and other paper-based materials for remedial and enhancement learning. It develops audio CD for books where it is necessary.

The latest addition to its products is the online book support materials that teachers and learners can get from its website Rex Interactive.

It has branches in the provincial cities of Bacolod, Baguio, Basco, Cabanatuan, Cagayan de Oro, Calapan, Cebu City, Dasmariñas, Davao City, General Santos, Iloilo City, Naga, Tacloban, Tuguegarao, Urdaneta, and Zamboanga City.


  • Educational Materials Division (EMD) - for private school textbooks.
  • Government Materials Division (GMD) - for public school textbooks and reference materials.
  • Tertiary Materials Division (TMD) - for college textbooks.
  • Legal Materials Division - for law books.
  • Non-textbook and Reference Materials Division (NRMD) - for children’s books, trade books, and non-reference materials.


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