Tuesday, September 18, 2012

2012 Manila International Book Fair Experience

* 2012 MIBF, woo!

* Church Strengthening Ministry booth – 100 lahat!

* poster boys – Ramon Bautista, Tado, Jimenez, Stanley Chi

* with Tado Jimenez and his yellow book

Another year, another book life experience.

This year’s Manila International Book Fair turned out to be good, especially for those hardcore bookworms looking for another place to immerse one’s self in the midst of books. New books, old books, it didn’t matter. MIBF was the right place to be. I did not have any clue on the exact number of exhibitors this year but for one who has been a frequent attendee to this book fair, I see that the booths are getting spiffier.

* kiddie stuff

* Rowling stuff: Casual Vacancy at National Bookstore

* Tahanan Books booth

* University of the Philippines Press booth

As in previous years, it was a place for meeting celebrities, authors, acquaintances, and old friends alike. I have been fortunate to brush elbows with Tado Jimenez and casually talk about his books. And oh, her little daughter is beautiful!

* a super stolen shot of a book signing event at
Philippine Christian Bookstore (PCBS) booth

* 3-D post cards

* a treasure place: New Day Publishers’ booth

* Pransis striking a pose

Again, I have been fortunate to obtain some very useful resources for the book project I am currently working on. Hopefully the coming semestral break would enable me to focus on it more and use the legion of books I have prepared so far for this task.

Cheers to book lovers!

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