THE BIG Bad Wolf (BBW) is holding its second book sale in Davao City on Nov. 11–22, open 24 hours a day on those dates at the Enderun Tent in Azuela Cove. Jacqueline Ng, founder and executive director of BBW, said they are bringing about one million books this year with a wider title selection of fiction, non-fiction, children’s books and premium titles. “Last year, we saw 34% (of sales) are fiction, which is the highest compared to non-fiction and children,” Ms. Ng said in an interview. “Normally for the first year we don’t know what to expect… every market is different and every region is different. This year, we used our history from last year to create a better selection for this year,” she added.
The BBW has also partnered with Gawad Kalinga, through its corporate social responsibility arm Red Readerhood (RRH), for the distribution of donated books to remote villages, communities, and elementary schools. Ms. Ng said they have collected 13,679 books from Manila, Pampanga, and Cebu for distribution in Davao. — Maya M. Padillo