MIBF is here, and we somewhat forgot about it because September came too soon. But we  did go to the MIBF last Wednesday. The 33rd Manila International Book Fair will run from Sept. 12-16 at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia.

We didn’t get to stay longer but it was worth it. First welcomed us upon entering the exhibition hall is Fullybooked, we also visited NBS, OMF Literature, CentralBooks Supply (but sadly our books were not for sale there). We didn’t see the booths of UST Publishing, UP Press, and Ateneo Press and wasn’t able to look much at Anvil Publishing’s booth because there was no more time. There were some titles that caught my attention but I wasn’t able to grab them. Partly thinking that I have many more books to read, and if I will ever get to read the new titles I am going to pick up. But that’s okay, I have listed them down right now after searching the titles for future reference. Some of the titles we spotted were Mitch Albom’s Time Keeper, Paolo Coelho’s Aleph, Guy Kawasaki’s ‘The Art of Start’ and ‘Reality Check’, Sandi Tan’s The Black Isle, other titles include: A Geography of Time: The Temporal Misadventures of a Social Psychologist, The Power of Habit, and The Keeper of Lost Causes.

There were a lot of booths about early learning, or for elementary to college, and publishers going online. Learning could really be fun and expensive for our pockets too, but am still grateful for these kind of events where people gather to encourage reading, harvesting and sharing of new knowledge. Also, I’m happy to see many authors around the world continue to cross our borders as we dive into their words.


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