I LOOOOOOOVE BOOKS! I grew up surrounded by them. My family and I shared books and it was quite common to find us in various corners of the house, when we had no school or work, curled up with a book.
Then, there were very few sources for the books we liked to read. Now, aside from the book shops we have the internet and ebooks have made acquiring new titles easier than ever.
However, there really isn’t anything like having the actual book. There is something about the weight of a book in your hand, the feel of turning the pages, the smell of the paper and ink…an ebook reader just isn’t the same. This is why book sales and fairs are much anticipated.
Book lovers will definitely rejoice! Today is the start of the 36th Manila Book Fair. It will run up to September 20 at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia, Pasay.
Participants include the local book shops, publishers and distributors. There’ll be huge collection of books available from pocket books, graphic novels to academic texts and more!
The event also includes activities such as the Annual Lampara Storytelling Competition, the St. Paul Bible Quiz Championship,Black Ink Mini-comics festival and seminars on writing books. The annual Wattpad meetup is also scheduled to take place here, on the last day.
For more information, visit their website.