Maybe, among the book fairs, The Manila International Book Fair is the only one I really can’t wait for . This special event is considered as a godsend to us book lovers because, aside from the fact that it has many booths of books you can drop into, you can have the opportunity to meet and greet some famous Filipino authors who will be launching their new books. As a matter of fact, one of them I would love to meet is Edgar Calabia Samar, famous for his award-winning novel Walong Diwata ng Pagkahulog. He will be launching his book three for Si Janus Sílang at ang Tiyanak ng Tábon and Si Janus Sílang at ang Labanáng Manananggal-Mambabarang. Also, I hope to stumble upon one of my favorite Filipino children book writers, Genaro Gojo Cruz.
By the same token, you may have the chance to make new friends as well as meet your invisible friends you hold a conversation with in the social media like Goodreads. Let’s see. 🙂
The Manila International Book Fair is usually held in September yearly. It is considered as the country’s biggest and longest-running book fair. It exhibits various large collection of literature from fiction and nonfiction best-sellers, to academic books, to graphic novels, and so on.
So, book lovers, you still have time to scrimp and save to buy all the books you might grab there. See you there. 🙂