I’m home from Day 1 of the Manila International Book Fair, thank you to everyone who reminded me I have to put up a new post today. Pressure, pressure — I am attempting to post this as fast as I can before Day 2 can overtake me. Haha.
Today was opening day so work pretty much kept me occupied.
The event was opened by media personality Boy Abunda and Bro. Armin Luistro, FSC (former Education Secretary and president of De La Salle Philippines & Philippine Business for Social Progress); with Isa Garcia Jacinto (OPRAP), Ani Almario (BDAP President / Adarna House), Jovita de Jesus (F&J de Jesus); Xandra Ramos Padilla (Managing Director, National Book Store) and Irene Lloren (Primetrade Asia, organizer of MIBF).
A few photos I managed to snap:
And I haven’t been able to go around much (yet), but some books of interest:
I was supposed to go around tonight after my last guest had left but I got distracted by National Book Store’s flash sale. Today it was YA and children’s books at 30% off (I nearly missed it so I panicked haha. So much for all the destashing I did earlier this year…) — they’re offering a different genre for the daily flash sale at the booth, so I’m kind of afraid for the next four days.
More tomorrow, when I have time to go around.
The MIBF runs until Sunday, Sept. 17, 10 am to 8 pm at SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City.