|My old-time favorite bookstore had its largest place at the venue.|
Clearly, I’ve been hiding under a rock.
Manila International Book Fair has been happening for 37 years, and this is the first time I’ve heard and been to it.
This has been crazy!!
When I entered the place at SMX Convention Center, here in SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City, I couldn’t breathe. All the things that I loved growing up were there. Books of all kinds were everywhere. There were novelty items sold too. Pens, notebooks, art supplies from different books stores were there as well.
Good news is, it’s still open until tomorrow, Sept. 18, 2016, 8:00pm. I really wish I’d known about this a long time ago!
What more can a self-professed book hoarder do?
Of course, as much as I promised myself that I would never ever buy anything from the fair, it totally didn’t happen. I did buy a few after realizing that 20% off on the books that I wanted was too much to ignore.
Really! Low prices for books are hard to come by, so if you’re a book-lover like me, what else is there to do?
So…a new promise to myself has occurred.
I will never again buy books until the next #MIBF next year. Let’s see how that goes.
|Rows of bookstores and publishers I’ve never heard off were all lined up here.|
|Really, this many books could make a book-lover really breathless.|
|I snapped a photo of this because I never thought Grolier still exist. Apparently, it still does.|
|Of course, when you’re tired or simply have no money anymore to buy books, make it a reason to just sit down and actually read.|
|More rows of academic books and novelty items.|
|After hours of walking around the huge place, I finally decided to succumb to my inner child.|
Truly, I’m gonna wait and save up for the book fair next year!