The 39th Manila International Book Fair (MIBF), the longest running book fair in the country, is an annual event that all book lovers look forward to. Over a hundred local and international publishers put their best foot forward to entice readers with book signings, new titles, book bundles, exclusive discounts, and freebies! It’s no wonder many flock the five-day affair.
With the doors opening today, we enlisted the help of mom and contributing writer Alexine Parreño, who also owns online bookstore Pumplepie Books & Happinessto share her experience at the MIBF. Take a look at what awaits you:
Since it’s fairly easy to score a free ticket (get your free tickets here!) expect A LOT of people who’d want to hoard books like you. The fair will run from September 12 to 16, so come as early as you can. Gates open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on September 12, 13, and 16 and from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on September 14 and 15.
But you will be rewarded with children's books!
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Homegrown titles get their chance to shine at the fair! Catch author and publisher Mary Ann Ordinario at the ABC Educational Development Corp booth, the first publishing house to print children’s books in Mindanao.