Not too many know that Bookhaven Inc. is U-BIX's mother company. Fewer still know that it was started on a P2,000.00 capital by its proprietress, Dr. Felina A. Bravo, way back in February 1968. What she lacked in capital was more than compensated by grit and hard work. Months before she started Bookhaven, Mrs. Bravo, then an office employee, spent lunch breaks with the Purchasing Officer of her office, and learned the basic of paper products. Bookhaven began in a rented place in A. Mabini Street, as a book dealer of the Philippine Educational Company and retailer/supplier of office supplies. Two thousand pesos did not allow her to start a business in style. Thus, Mrs. Bravo did the purchasing, selling, and collection activities. Her assistant was a janitor who helped her with the deliveries. By 1969, the capital grew to P30,000.00. With additional capital of P20,000.00 from Atty. Ike Belo, Mr. and Mrs. Bravo incorporated Bookhaven in February 17, 1969.
The company's main business was supplying copy paper to the leading copier company at the time. Since then, Bookhaven has grown its product lines to include binding and laminating machines, paper shredders, overhead projectors and screens. and mimeographing machines through distributorship agreements with foreign principals.