MIBF 2014: The Loot Report


I got home late from the MIBF last night because it extended to 9pm, and because I’m too exhausted for reportage, this post has all my loot photos instead.

I must say I bought a lot more books this year than in recent years — I think the last time my haul matched this year’s numbers was three years ago, but the tension-filled floodwatch for typhoon Mario totally wore me down, so I spent snatches of time in retail therapy yesterday. Haha. My sister had to bail me out, she came to fetch me at the MIBF last night with a wheelie bag!


Anyway, here’s my MIBF loot, so far (since Wednesday). I’m not planning any major purchases tomorrow (except for people who have cajoled (bribed) me into buying books for them and a few titles I’ve missed (I swear!). Some you’ve already seen in previous posts:

148___096Mostly because of the pretty totebag that came with the books, but the books are pretty, too! (NBS)

10610794_1511990932381405_903276027451315225_nYou also know about my geeky shopping jag. (NBS)

Here’s what you haven’t seen yet (don’t judge, haha, I know I have poor EQ):

 IMG_6362This handy little art book (NBS)

IMG_6364Cookbooks for my brother (Philmont)

IMG_6369Chorva pack. Because you can never have too many chorvas (Tahanan)

IMG_6377Bargain finds: Jenny and Jay Mysteries, NVM Gonzalez, Ang INK postcards (Bookmark)

IMG_6378Classics: the Great Lives series, at P10 each! (Bookmark)

IMG_6290Larousse Gastronomique for my brother (Anvil)

10714763_10152672235025049_1408529884_nThe new Philippine edition of Shine (Anvil)

IMG_6538This lovely vintage accordion book (a discovery by illustrator Bru Sim!) that was only P5! (New Day)

IMG_6539A book on Philippine pagan religion, as pointed out by writer Paolo Chikiamco, woot! (Bookmark)

IMG_6541Presents from funnyman Stanley Chi (thanks, Stanley!)

148___098Supremo, which I got signed by Xi Zuq (Adarna)

IMG_6549Bebang’s new book (Anvil)

IMG_6559For Halloween! (P100)

The National Book Store bargain bins were also fully stocked today, and yielded some great finds for me. All books below at P50-P200:




One last day today — the MIBF is extending its hours to 10 pm on this last day, so there’s plenty of time to get all the titles you want.

You may find me skulking around the bargain bins. See you at MIBF!

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