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Book lovers gather at the MIBF 2016

Book lovers, it’s time to get lost in the joy of reading again as one of the country’s most awaited events for readers is back. The Manila International Book Fair (MIBF) returns on Sept. 14-18,  at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City.

Now on its 37th year, the MIBF is the country’s biggest and longest-running book fair with the largest and most varied collection of literature for leisure and academic reading, including bestselling novels, to textbooks, to graphic novels, to religious publications, to stationery and school supplies.

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The MIBF also remains to be the most prestigious venue for book launches, signings, contests, dialogues with readers, and other literary events, as well as a venue for exchange of ideas amongst players in the publishing and academic industryimg_4093-1

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Joining this year’s MIBF are Abiva Publishing House, Inc., Accu-Map, Inc., Adarna House, Inc., Adbox Book Distributors, Airbooks Corporation/Britannica online, Alexan Commercial,  Alpha Stream Marketing, Anvil Publishing, Inc., Asia Pacific Circulation Exponents, Inc., Ateneo University Press, Bantay OCW Foundation, Inc., Bayard Assumption Media Foundation, Belview Co., Inc., Book Trends Enterprises, Bookmark, Inc., Bookware Publishng Corp. Brilliant Creations Publishing, Inc., C & E Publishing, Inc., Catholic Book Center, CD Books International, Inc., Cengage Learning, Central Book Supply, Inc., Christian Growth Ministries, Inc., Christian Literature Crusade, Church Strengthening Ministry, Inc., Claretian Communications Foundation, Inc., Cosmos Bazar/Pilot Pen, Creative Mind Books Center, Cunanan Map House, Data Science and Technology Corp., EDCA Publishing & Distributing Corp.,  and Edcrisch International, Inc.

Also participating in the fair are Emerald Headway Distributors, Inc., F & J de Jesus, Inc., Far Eastern University Publications, Fastbooks Educational Supply, Inc., Felta Multi-Media, Inc., Filway Marketing Inc., Forefront Book Co., Inc., Gentle Star Trading Corp., Global International Education  Link Enterprises Col., Golden Books Services, Inc., Goodwill Bookstore, Great Books Trading, Grolier International – Cyclophil Educational  Promotion, Inc., Gunnar Lie & Associates Ltd, Heartshaper/Lighthouse Educational Corp., High Access Line Phils. Corp.,IBC Book Consolidators, Inc., IBON Foundation, Ilaw ng Tahanan Publishing, Inc., Instituto Cervantes,  Jesuit Communications Foundation, Inc., Lampara Publishing House, Inc., Komisyon sa Wikang Pilipino, Learningway Enterprises, Lighthouse Inspirational Books & Gifts, Inc, Linar Educational Materials, Inc., Lyric Piano & Organ Corp., Meganon Comics Publishing House, Megatexts Phil., Inc.,Megaviz Publishing Co., Merr-C Society of the Word Foundation, Mind Mover Publishing House, Inc., Mindwerks Toy Shoppe, and MSA Publishing House.

Meanwhile, National Book Store, Inc., National Historical Commission  of the Philippines, Navigator Ministries, Inc., New Century Books, New Day Publishers, OMF Literature, Paulines, Philippine Bible Society, Philippine Christian Book Store, Phoenix Educational Systems, Inc., Precious Pages Corp., PSICOM Publishing Inc., Reader’s Knowledge Bookstore, Rex Book Store, Inc., Shepherd House Publishers, Inc., Shepherd’s Voice Publications, Inc., Sinag-Tala Publishers, Sketch Books, Inc. (Fully Booked), St Pauls, Summit Publishing Co., Inc., SVD Logos Publications, Inc., The Ramakrishna Vedanta Society  of the Philippines, Inc., Touchlife Global Foundation, Inc., Tradewinds Books, University of Santo Tomas Publishing House, University of the Philippines Press, Vibal Group, Wiseman’s Books Trading, Inc., Word & Life Publications, WS Pacific Publications, Inc. will also join the fair.

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The MIBF will also simultaneously host two exciting co-located events. Anime lovers and cosplayers should watch out for the much-awaited Best of Anime 2016 on September 17-18. Meanwhile, set to equip and inspire teachers and educators is the Philippine International Conference on Teacher Education (PICTE) on September 13-15.

The 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 the Overseas Publishers Representatives’ Association of the Philippines. For details, call 896-0661 or 896-0682, e-mail bookfair@primetradeasia.com, or follow @ManilaBookFair on Twitter.

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