I am the Book Fair Bandit.
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, but there are still some titles I want to come back for. Special mention: Filipino Reader’s Choice Award winner for Best Essay Anthology: Bebang Siy’s It’s A Mens World.
Selyo was 50% off; the rest 20% off.
National Book Store had this promo on Where’s Wally Books — 2 books and you get a free totebag. I really wanted the totebag, and I wanted the all-in-one book, so I got two copies of that. You guys win, too, as I’m giving away the second copy here after the book fair.
Then I moseyed over to the Tahanan Booth, because my friend Franny wanted to show me the Ay Naku app they’re developing. And then… well, you know what happened next. Tomorrow my friends Jomike Tejido and Serj Bumatay are signing at Tahanan, so I have to go back for more books.
Here’s this year’s Adarna stash:
I also found bargain bin treasures from National Book Store. Because skulking near the unopened boxes is half the fun!
When you hear the tape ripping, best be in an advantageous position, wink wink!
My prize find is from the OPRAP booth way in the back. I picked this up and just couldn’t let it go. It wasn’t supposed to be discounted because it’s a new release from earlier this month, but I wheedled the price down by 15%, squee!
The MIBF is still until Sunday at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia, Pasig CIty. Three more days to go, and all the signings are over the weekend. I need a support group!