Just after the successful Philippine Readers and Writers Festival and the AsiaPOP Comicon Manila, it’s another great week for readers because of three events that’s going to be held in Manila. There’s the much-awaited Manila International Book Fair, the second Book Binge Bazaar, and the Manila visit of actor and author Nico Tortorella!
Read about all these exciting events below:
39th Manila International Book Fair
The biggest and longest-running book fair in the country will be back and you can score great books at discounted prices and join book signings, competitions, book launches, meet-and-greets, and other book-related activities. National Book Store, my fave book store, will be there with thousands of discounted bestsellers and new releases, from young adult and fiction novels like Jenny Han’s To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before and Kevin Kwan’s Crazy Rich Asians trilogy, to children’s classics like J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and Jeff Kinney’s Diary of A Wimpy Kid series.
You can get a tote bag for every P1,000 worth of purchases, and join the many giveaways with signed books and other prizes up for grabs. There will be live demos and creative workshops, and you can meet literary legends Butch Dalisay and Lualhati Bautista, bestselling authors Marcelo Santos III and Juan Miguel Severo, and celebrity authors Mark Bautista and Lloyd Cadena!
Click here to get free entrance passes. These passes must be printed and presented at the venue. Join the discussion online and share your hauls by using the hashtag #NBS2018MIBF.
The 2018 Manila International Book Fair will be from September 12 to 16, 2018, 10AM to 8PM at the SMX Convention Center, Pasay City.
Book Binge Bazaar 2
Shop for books as low as P75! Thousands of imported books will be available at five price points: P75, P125, P175, P275, and P375. The bazaar will have titles from bestselling young adult titles, fiction novels, and inspiring reads. Surprise kids with My Little Pony storybooks and DK workbooks. You can continue your self-improvement and lifelong learning with guidebooks on work, travel, fashion, health, fitness, and many other topics.
The Book Binge Bazaar will be held during the MIBF so you can go to both events! It will be held at Function Room 4, 2nd level of SMX from September 14 to 16, 10AM to 12AM.
Join the discussion online and share your hauls by using the hashtags #BookBingeBazaar and #NBSsale!
Nico Tortorella in Manila
National Book Store is bringing Younger actor, model, LGBTQIA+ advocate, and author Nico Tortorella to the Philippines for the All of It Is You. tour. All of It Is You. is Tortorella’s debut poetry collection, and is a sensuous journey into who we are and how we relate to the world around us, and showing how the connections we make are vital to understanding why we are here.
The author, who is gender-fluid and prefers them/they pronouns, is best known for playing the role of Josh on the hit comedy series Younger, which is garnering its highest ratings yet and is currently on its fifth season. They have also starred in films like Twelve, Trespass, Hunter & Game, and Odd Thomas. On TV, they have appeared in Mamma Dallas, The Following, and Menendez: Blood Brothers.
Tortorella will meet fans at the SM City Cebu Northwing Atrium on September 15 at 1PM, and at the MIBF’s Main Stage on September 16 at 2PM.
Share your excitement online using the hashtags #NicoInPH and #NBS2018MIBF.