PHL’s biggest book fair returns in Sept.

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A SCENE at an earlier edition of the Manila International Book Fair.

IT IS time to draw up your shopping lists as the Manila International Book Fair (MIBF), the country’s longest-running book fair, returns for its 40th edition on Sept. 11-15, at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City. The book fair will have over a hundred exhibitors ranging from big bookstore chains to local indie publishers spread across two floors of exhibit space.

MIBF’s second floor will be dedicated to special exhibitions featuring children’s and young adult book publishers, as well as crafts and stationery items. Aside from exclusive deals, and special features like new releases, bestsellers, and even collector’s items, there will be events such as book signings, book launches, meet and greets, storytelling sessions for children, special contests, workshops,and other activities for book fair attendees.

Returning at this year’s MIBF is the POP HUB: Comic Splash x Fandom Fest Vol. 2. Geek out with the country’s largest fandoms, including the FightSaber, a Lucasfilm-recognized worldwide costuming organization. There will be renowned comic book creators, artists, writers, and collectors attending over the weekend.

The MIBF is organized by Primetrade Asia, Inc. For details, call 896-0661 or 896-0682, e-mail, or follow @ManilaBookFair on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.