Geek alert! The Manila International Book Fair (MIBF), the biggest and longest-running book fair in the Philippines, returns to the SMX Convention Center on Sept. 14-18 for its 32nd year of contributing to the reading awareness of the Filipino public.
Students can avail of books at lower-than bookstore prices, while teachers and school administrators can compare offerings from various exhibitors and get the best prices for bulk purchases.
What’s in store: story-telling sessions, puppet shows, reading-related contests, robotic demonstrations, a parade of exhibitors’ mascots and cosplayers of their favorite book characters. One can also enlist in special seminars and workshops, meet well-known authors and enjoy mini-concerts. For the full schedule, click here.
Happening at the same time as the MIBF in the same venue are the 3rd Philippine English Language Conference (Sept. 15-17); My Wellness Program (Sept. 16-17, Function Rooms 1&2), a two-day health and wellness fair; Super Kids 2011 (Sept. 16-17, Function Room 3), an early childhood education conference; The Best of Anime 2011 (Sept. 17 &18, Function Room 4 & 5), a festival featuring anime exhibits, gaming, cosplay, concert and special activities that will thrill anime and manga enthusiasts; and the 2011 Music Festival Manila (Sept. 18, Function Rooms 1, 2 & 3).
MIBF is organized by Primetrade Asia, Inc. in partnership with Asian Catholic Communicators, Inc., Book Development Association of the Philippines, Philippine Booksellers Association, Inc., and Publishers Representatives Organization of the Philippines. For details, call 896-0661 or 896-0682, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.