WATCH: National Book Store's Nanay Coring Sings Karaoke
National Book Store founder Socorro Ramos, fondly known as “Nanay Coring” turned 95 this week.
Yesterday, she celebrated at her office with a birthday cake,
Her granddaughter, Xandra Ramos Padilla, managing director of National Book Store, joined the fun with a rendition of the Carpenters’ “Top of the World.”
Before everyone went back to work, Ramos shared some advice that she has learned from working for over 75 years.
Ramos recounts how she would stay at the store till 3 a.m. working in the stock room, fixing the store window displays, sweeping the floor, and doing the accounting.
National Book Store has 241 stores all across the country.
For more stories on Socorro Ramos, check out her biography “An Open Book: Thursdays with Nanay Coring,” by her daughter Cecilia Ramos Licauco and Yvette Fernandez. Available at National Book Store.