September is just around the corner and that means the Manila International Book Fair will soon open its doors once again. Now on its 38th year, the country's biggest book fair becomes even bigger...literally.
The exhibit space will occupy two floors of the SMX Convention Center at the Mall of Asia Complex from September 13 to 17. This expands the area from 9,130 to 11,980 square meters filled with rows and rows of bookshelves. The entire second floor will be dedicated to children's books and young adult books, allowing more space for the young ones to find old favorites and discover new ones. Hours will be from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
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Over 100 exhibitors and about 150,000 visitors are expected to participate in this five-day affair. Aside from books on sale, there will also be book signings, author meet-and-greets, and special contests.