One day to go: Manila International Book Fair!
I can’t believe it’s only one more day til the 33rd Manila International Book Fair!
The MIBF has been a permanent fixture in my calendar for the past seven years, but my first MIBF was actually way back in 1993. I was in third grade on a field trip with the Reading Club (and I just realized, that was the first book club I ever joined!), and I was in awe — I had never seen so many books all in one place! With fellow bookworms from the Reading Club, I went from booth to booth, figuring out what to buy with a couple of weeks’ worth of allowance. And when our money run out, we made the rounds once more, this time to chase down the mascots, listen to a story or two, watch cartoons, and of course, to take note of books we wanted our parents to buy for us, when we begged them to go back to the book fair as soon as we got home.
I lugged home a bag of books (see, book hoarder at age 8), which included — wait for it –Sweet Valley Kids #6: Lila’s Secret and The Babysitters’ Little Sister #23: Karen’s Doll!
Years (let’s not count) later, I still enjoy the MIBF every bit as much as my eight year old self. The smell of new books, the events happening all around, meeting up with fellow book lovers and comparing our purchases, rubbing elbows with famous authors and illustrators, and the crunch and crackle of bags containing a fresh new stack of books for my ever-growing library — all these are probably the same reason thousands of bibliophiles flock to the book fair each year!
This video sums up the feeling, hahaha:
Lots to look forward to in the five days of the MIBF this year:
National Book Store‘s got a powerhouse of authors — the MIBF is the best place to meet authors and get books signed!
Tahanan Books is celebrating its 20th anniversary!
OMF Literature is celebrating its 55th anniversary!
Publishers launch new books at the MIBF. Check out the new titles from Adarna House!
Discounts galore — Lampara books are 30% off!
and great deals from A-Z Direct Marketing!
All these and more at the 33rd Manila International Book Fair, Sept. 12-16 at the SMX Convention Center, Seashell Drive, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City.
See you at the Book Fair!
|Print article||This entry was posted by Sumthinblue on 10 September, 2012 at 11:30 pm, and is filed under Book Events. Follow any responses to this post through RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback from your own site.|
No comments yet.
No trackbacks yet.
about 6 days ago - 2 comments
Forgive me for the unexpected hiatus. This summer has been busier than I anticipated, but there was absolutely no way I would miss Peter Lerangis in Manila! Peter Lerangis is a prolific author of over a hundred books, including three (and a quarter) books in Scholastic 39 Clues series, “The Sword Thief” (my personal favorite),…
about 2 months ago - No comments
I was scheduled to interview Tahereh Mafi (author of “Shatter Me,” “Unravel Me”) last Saturday prior to her bloggers’ forum at Powerbooks, and was delighted to find Ransom Riggs (author of “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children”), who had flown in with her, had come along to check out her events as well. When I…
about 4 months ago - 2 comments
I love books and everything to do with them — bookmarks, book plates, reading implements, book-related toys and accessories and other bookish ephemera. I’ve amassed a veritable loot over the holidays, thanks to some very thoughtful people. Here’s the stash: It’s always lovely when people get you things they know you’ll appreciate. And these are…
about 6 months ago - 2 comments
Christmas comes early for book lovers in the metro, as National Book Store holds its warehouse sale at the 4th floor of National Book Store Quezon Avenue from November 15 to 18 (10 am to 7 pm), with up to 80% off on books, supplies and gift items. If you’re not familiar with the area,…
about 7 months ago - 1 comment
Sorry it’s taken me so long, the bug I caught last month seems to be on a cruel relapse. That, and a surprise in my next post! (I can’t wait to click publish on that one!) Anyway, here’s the rest of my MIBF experience, in photos. Wish you were there! This was one of the…
about 7 months ago - 3 comments
Who’s excited for “The Casual Vacancy,” J.K. Rowling‘s new novel? I definitely am! I’ve been waiting for this since it was announced in February! In fact, I’ll be trooping with the Flippers tomorrow to National Book Store. <Cue happydancingsqueesquee!> J.K. Rowling’s The Casual Vacancy, one of the most anticipated book releases of the year, is launching…
about 7 months ago - 6 comments
I seem to have caught a bug at the MIBF — I’ve been laid up for the past week with a nasty respiratory tract infection. But no one will believe my Book Fair purchases amounted to just one post, so here it is, finally, Part 2 of my MIBF loot! These hardcovers were part of…
about 8 months ago - 13 comments
I’ve been looting, as usual. People seem to enjoy finding out what books I’ve been picking up at the Book Fair, so at the risk of exposing my book-related pathological tendencies, here you go: the first of my MIBF loot. Anvil Publishing has a lot of books that I want. I bought a bagful today,…
about 8 months ago - 4 comments
While waiting for the 33rd Manila International Book Fair to open for Day 2, here are some photos from yesterday’s opening. My day was mostly occupied by Carlos Celdran’s tour of the MIBF, and the opening ceremonies. Renowned Manila tour guide Carlos Celdran is one of the MIBF Bookworms, the official ambassadors of the…
about 8 months ago - No comments
Before I left on my Angkor Wat vacation in late July, I got to interview New York Times bestselling YA author Alyson Noel, who was in Manila to promote her latest book, Fated, with a book signing organized by National Book Store and Powerbooks. It was a rainy night, but we paid no heed to…