It's that time of the year! And Filipino book lovers are well aware that this is one book event we should not miss- the Manila International Book Fair, now on its 36th year! :)
Every September, book stores, authors, publishers, students, professionals and book lovers, in general, gather around for the largest book fair in the Philippines.
Booths are in place offering discounts to various titles. There are also book signing events, quiz shows, meet and greet, workshops, story telling and many other activities.
Last September 16 was the first day. And right after work, my office mates/friends and I went there to
hoard buy books. :)
Here are some of the pictures I took. (Warning: Loads of pictures, but they're mostly books, so hopefully it'll be okay.)
I didn't know Ms. Miriam Quiambao would be at the PCBS booth. Good thing I visited their booth, and she was having a book signing event. :)
Encyclopedias! Who ever said encyclopedias are not in anymore? Look at these pretties!
I grew up reading Adarna story books. I remember buying them when I was still in grade school. :)
Rex Book Store's little exhibit of sculptures. This one here is Tanimbar Islands of the Maluku Islands of Indonesia's wood cut art reptile sculpture.
Sydney, Australia's Harbor Bridge Aboriginal Artwork made from seashells.
New Ireland, Papua New Guinea's Malangan Mask
Papua New Guinea's tribal effigy statue
Marquesas Island of French Polynesia's wooden tiki sculpture
Vitu Islands of Papua New Guinea Kakaparaga helmet mask
In this Buqo booth, you can exchange your old book for an ebook. :)
UP Press :)
Now the books from the National Book Store booth and FullyBooked booth. :D
There you go folks!
Until my next MIBF post! :)