With its principal place of business in Sta. Mesa Heights, Quezon City, Rex Book Store, Inc. (RBSI) has risen from its humble beginnings in Azcarraga Street (now Claro M. Recto Avenue) to become one of the country's biggest publishers with expertly designed comprehensive line of educational materials and services.
At present, it has 26 branches and/or showrooms to serve our clients' requirements nationwide. It has now published six thousand five hundred seventy-one (6,571) preelementary, elementary, secondary, tertiary, and post collegiate including law titles where forty-five percent (45%) thereof is considered active.
The year 1950 marked the establishment of Rex Book Store. After starting out by importing books from foreign publishers for local distribution, it ventured into publishing law books in the said year.
Three years later, Rex joined textbook publication starting with high school titles and thereafter elementary and preelementary textbook publications. A sister company, Rex Printing Company, Inc. (RPCI), was established in 1973 to cater to the printing needs of the ever-growing RBSI Publications.
In 1973, within RPCI, the Rex Commercial Division was organized to respond to the printing needs of its quality-conscious clientele.
J & J Property and Trading was established in 1989. It was created to respond to the real estate requirements of the Rex Group.
Together with its affiliates, the Rex Printing Co., Rex Publications, Inc., Rex Commercial Division, and Rex Oasis of Arts and Culture (ROAC), RBSI under its parent company, the Rex Group of Companies, have since grown into a visionary and pioneering corporation helmed by a group of conscientious individuals who envision a local publishing industry thriving with Filipino pride and talent.
In 1994, the Rex Oasis of Arts and Culture Foundation was established not only to help develop and preserve our cultural heritage but also to provide outreach programs with preferential attention to depressed areas necessitating educational materials assistance.
Rex Crown Publications, Inc. was established in October 2003 and became fully operational in February 2004. The new corporate entity was formed with the objective of coming up with curricula-based non-textbook materials.
Established only in 2005, Rex Book Store, Inc. International (RBSII) is the newest corporate entity with the objective of responding to transactions involving foreign business representatives through co-publishing, outright purchases, translations, and similar arrangements.
Teacher Created Materials, represented by RBSII in the Philippines, is the latest addition to the business operation. A family-owned company like Rex, TCM is a trusted name for kinder to grade 12 educators in the US and is distributed to 92 countries.
Early 2013, Rex Digital Publishing Corp. (RDPC) was established and became fully operational to offer Rex Textbooks in digital format for easy download and compatible with both iOS and Android systems.
Collectively, they formed the Rex Group of Companies (Rex Group) with a primordial purpose to enhance the dignity of the Filipino people among the family of nations by publishing and printing quality educational, trade, and leisure publications by responding to the rigid printing requirements of its quality conscious clientele while helping develop the arts, unveiling and preserving our cultural heritage, and accommodating outreach programs to bringforth and enhance education, especially among the economically disadvantaged.