Trying to impress your book-loving woman? Now's your chance! Mark these dates (September 14 to 18), and ready your shopping bags, because the bookworm's ultimate paradise is back—hello, Manila International Book Fair (MIBF)!
Happening at the SMX Convention Center, the MIBF is the most prestigious event for book launches, signings, contests, and other literary what-have-you's. With over a hundred participating publishers and authors, and over a thousand titles to choose from, it is indeed, a lit lover's haven.
To help you decide where to go and what to do during this five-day event, we listed 5 must-do's and must-see's at the MIBF. Bring your girl (or the gang), bookmark this list, and you're on to an adventure!
1) Relive all the laughs of The Morning Rush duo, Chico and Delamar
Have your copy of #TMR3 and other The Morning Rush books signed! Chico and Delamar will have a meet-and-greet event this Saturday, September 17, from 2 to 4 p.m. See you there, Rushers!
2) Party like its July 31 with the Harry Potter event
Let Scholastic, National Book Store (NBS), and Hogwarts Philippines relieve the magic of your favorite childhood wizard on Sunday, September 18. Fans will be treated to an hour of Potter-themed games and surprises at the NBS Booth. Wave your wands, wear your cloaks, and party like its Harry's birthday. Registration starts at 10 a.m.
3) Get KikoMachine Komix krazy with no less than Manix Abrera himself
Calling all hardcores! Don't forget to drop by the Meganon Comics booth on Friday, September 16, to have your KikoMachine Komix signed by Manix. File your half-day leave as he will be on the booth from 1 to 8 p.m. Bring you powerbank, too, because picture-taking with idol!
4) Meet Internet action star Ramon Bautista and ask him for pogi pointers
Ramon will also be there on Saturday for the launch of his book, Malapit Na, Unggoy. Catch him at around 5 to 6 p.m. Don't forget to ask him love advice and pogi tips while you're there.
5) Ruin your childhood with Jinri Park
Four phrases: The Jinri Experience 3. Launching and book signing on September 18, 4 p.m. Jinri in the flesh. 'Nuff said.
Entrance fee at P20 (P15 for students, faculty, librarians, and senior citizens with IDs). Additional admission fees may be charged in certain lectures and forums