39th Manila International Book Fair Opens This September
This September 12 to 16, 2018 get your shelves ready as the country’s biggest book event, the Manila International Book Fair, returns to the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City.
“Fairgoers are in for an exciting ride at this year’s MIBF,” Irene Lloren, president of MIBF organizer Primetrade Asia, Inc., said in a statement. “The book fair attendees have grown exponentially through the years so to cater to its growing audience, we have made sure that the activities and exhibitors in the 39 th MIBF will be truly exciting for everyone.”
On its 39th year, MIBF will provide new activities and exciting great deals, having over 100 exhibitors ranging from local indie publishers to big bookstore chains. Attendees will surely be overwhelmed with what the event has in store for them, such as book sales and book signings. There will also be competitions, workshops, book launches, meet-and-greets, and other book-related interests. Two floors will be opened, the Exhibit Halls 1 to 4 and Function Rooms 1 to 2, to make sure all bookworms get the full benefit.
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Visitors can enjoy a vast selection of books
Also, every fair-goer will get access to exclusive items, bestsellers, limited edition prints, collector items, stationery and school supplies, and even digital and physical teaching materials to assist educators with alternative teaching methods while the second floor is dedicated for special exhibitions featuring children’s and young adult book publishers.
Children’s books will also be available at the 39th MIBF
Meanwhile, the very first POP HUB: Comic Splash x Fandom Fest Vol. 1 is co-locating the MIBF on September 15 and 16 at the SMX Function Room 3. The 501st Legion, a Lucasfilm-recognized worldwide costuming organization; FightSaber; The Philippine Tolkien Society; Westeros Philippines; Pinoy Harry Potter; and Hamilton PH among others will come together with renowned comic book creators, artists, writers, and collectors for a weekend of fun fellowship among fandoms.
Coinciding also is a seminar on “How to Write a Book”, facilitated by an author of best- selling books Bebang Siy on September 15 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The seminar aims to inspire individuals who want to write and/or publish a book. Organized by Central Books, the seminar has attracted more than a thousand people from all walks of life since it began in 2010.
Bebang Siy is a mother, a translator, a copyright advocate and now a blogger. She is an author of six books and translated an American novel and one Swedish comics. Reserve a seat now for only Php 650. For inquiries, call 372-3550 loc. 34.
Have a fun book fair experience this September! For ticket prices, see details provided below.
What: 39th Manila International Book Fair
Where: SMX Convention Center, Seashell Lane, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City
When: September 12 to 16, 2018; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
General Admission – Php 50
Students, Teachers, Senior Citizens, PWDs – Php 40