Manila International Book Fair: A Booked Date

At last I have this time to share about my mini adventure at the 35th Manila International Book Fair or MIBF. If you love libraries and endless book sales, then you’d probably have “the feels” of my excitement on that event. A few months before the MIBF, I’ve been constantly checking its schedule on the web.


The year’s book fair happened last September 17-21 at the SMX Convention Center in SM Mall of Asia (MOA). So I’ve been planning my whole week prior to that as to when I’d be attending the event. I love coming to the book fair as much as lovers want Valentines’ Day.

Just a little back story…

I’ve first attended the MIBF about seven to eight years ago. I was a member of my school’s Book Lovers’ Club in high school. Where else would I be? I’m not interested in academic or drama clubs. (Although I was part of the Science Club, for academic purposes). Anyway, as a Book Lovers’ Club member, I was among the privileged to have a tour at the MIBF with the school library team. I don’t know what exactly we had to do there. I just wanted to go outside the school 🙂 That time, the MIBF exhibited at the World Trade Center. Whoa! It was for me a big, big, no… It was an enormous library. Of course, I never actually cared what happened there. All I knew was we collected brochures, magazines, and freebies. That, for me, was the book fair—a place to get freebies related to school supplies and the library. Continue reading