The Manila International Book Fair (MIBF), the biggest and longest-running book fair in the Philippines, returns to the SMX Convention Center on September 14 to September 18 for its 32nd year of contributing to the reading awareness of the Filipino public.
For more than three decades, the MIBF has become a one-stop shop for local and foreign publishers, wholesalers, retailers, book lovers and collectors, librarians, authors, and publishers’ representatives, and serves as a venue book launches, dialogues with readers, and other book-related activities that reach out to a wide audience.
MIBF showcases the largest and most varied collection of literature, textbooks, educational supplements, general references, religious and inspirational titles, self-help books, management books, Filipiniana, coffee table books, popular novels, children’s books, art books, graphic novels, rare and hard-to-find titles, magazines, audio and e-books, multimedia, teaching supplies and services, publishers’ technology, and travel materials.
Students can avail of books at lower-than bookstore prices, while teachers and school administrators can compare offerings from various exhibitors and get the best prices for bulk purchases.
Youngsters can look forward to story-telling sessions, puppet shows, reading-related contests, robotic demonstrations, a parade of exhibitors’ mascots and cosplayers of their favorite book characters.
Aside from the MIBF guests can also check out other events at the venue such as The Best of Anime 2011, a festival featuring anime exhibits, gaming, cosplay, concert for anime and manga enthusiasts; The 2011 Music Festival Manila; The 3rd Philippine English Language Conference; My Wellness Program; and Super Kids 2011. For details, call 896-0661 or 896-0682, or e-mail [email protected].