The highly anticipated Manila International Book Fair (MIBF) is all set for a grander year of books, books, and more books! Slated on Sept. 12-16 at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia, Pasay City, the 39th MIBF will again be opening two floors of exhibit space to make sure bookworms get the most of their visit.
“Fairgoers are in for an exciting ride at this year’s MIBF,” says Irene Lloren, president of MIBF organizer Primetrade Asia, Inc. “The book fair attendees have grown exponentially through the years so to cater to its growing audience, we have made sure that the activities and exhibitors in the 39th MIBF will be truly exciting for everyone.”
MIBF will have over 100 exhibitors ranging from local indie publishers to big bookstore chains. With an expected 150,000 visitors for this year’s fair, MIBF has again dedicated the second floor to special exhibitions featuring children’s and young adult book publishers, including digital publications kids and kids at heart are sure to enjoy. Attendees can get a hold of exclusive deals and limited items like new releases, bestsellers, and collector’s items, and even digital and physical teaching materials to assist educators with alternative teaching methods in the two floors of the MIBF.
Highlighting this year’s five-day affair are book signings, book launches, meet and greets, storytelling sessions for kids, special contests, workshops, and other activities for bookworms both young and old!
The very first POP HUB: Comic Splash x Fandom Fest Vol. 1 is co-locating the MIBF on September 15 and 16 at the SMX Function Room 3. Geek out with the country’s largest fandoms – The 501st Legion, a Lucasfilm-recognized worldwide costuming organization; FightSaber; The Philippine Tolkien Society; Westeros Philippines; Pinoy Harry Potter; and Hamilton PH among others will come together with renowned comic book creators, artists, writers, and collectors for a weekend of fun fellowship among fandoms!
This year’s MIBF and Pop Hub are supported by ABS-CBN Publishing Inc. as media partner. 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. Interested exhibitors may call 896-0661 or 896-0682, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. For more event details, follow @ManilaBookFair on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Participating in the 39th MIBF are 8Letters Bookstore & Publishing, Abiva Publishing House, Inc., Adarna House, Inc., Airbooks Corporation, Alexan Commercial, Alpha Stream Marketing, Anvil Publishing, Inc., Artline (Exclusively Distributed by Times Trading Co., Inc.), Asia/Pacific Circulation Exponents, Inc., Ateneo de Manila University Press, Bayard Assumption Media Foundation, Inc., Beijing Zhongke I/E Company, Belview Co., Inc., Book Trends Enterprises, Bookmark, Inc., Bookquick Marketing, Bookware Publishing Corporation, Brilliant Creations Publishing, Inc., C & E Publishing, Inc., Catholic Book Center, CD Books International, Inc., Cengage Learning Asia Pte. Ltd., Central Book Supply, Inc., Charts Unlimited, Christian Growth Ministries, Christian Literature Crusade, Inc., Church of Scientology, Mission of the Philippines, Inc., Church Strengthening Ministry, ClaretianCommunications Foundation, Inc., Cosmos Bazar, Inc., Creative Mind Books Center, CRW Marketing Services for Publishers, Cunanan Map House, Data Science and Technology Corporation, Emerald Headway Distributors, Inc., F & J de Jesus, Inc., Far Eastern University, Fastbooks Educational Supply, Inc., Felta Multi-Media, Inc., Filway Marketing, Inc., Forefront Book Co., Inc., Fully Booked, Gentle Star Trading Corporation, Global International Education Link Enterprises Co., Golden Books Services, Inc., Great Books Trading, Grolier International (Cylcophil Educational Promotion, Inc.), Heartshaper – Lighthouse Educational Corp., High Access Line Phils. Corp., i4One, IBC Book Consolidators, Inc., IBON Foundation, ICS Publishing, Inc., IlawngTahanan Publishing, Inc., Instituto Cervantes, IRH Press Co., Inc., Jesuit Communications Foundation, Inc., KomisyonsaWikang Filipino, Lampara Publishing House, Inc., Lighthouse Inspirational Books & Gifts, Inc., Linar Educational Materials, Inc., Lyric Piano & Organ Corporation, Masastamps, Japan, Maxcor Publishing House, Inc., Media Wise Communications, Inc. / MUSE Books, Meganon Comics Publishing House, Megatexts Phil., Inc., Megaviz Publishing Co., Merr-C Society of the Word Foundation, Inc., Mind Mover Publishing House, Inc., Mindshapers Co., Inc., Mindwerks – The Toy Shoppe, MSA Publishing House, National Book Store, Inc., National Historical Commission of the Philippines, Navigator Ministries, Inc., New Century Books, New Day Publishers, OMF Literature, Inc., Our Daily Bread Ministries Phiippines, Inc., PageJump Media, Pathfinder Books, Paulines, Philippine Bible Society, Inc., Philippine Christian Literature, Inc., Phoenix Educational Systems, Inc., Phoenix Publishing House, Inc., Precious Pages Corp., PSICOM Publishing Inc., Reader’s Knowledge Bookstore, Rex Book Store, Inc., S & D Mind Tools, Inc., SC Mardison Corporation, Shepherd House Publishers, Inc., Shepherd’s Voice Publications, Inc., Sinag-Tala Publishers, Inc., Soline Publishing House, Inc., St. Pauls, St. Matthew’s Publishing Corporation, Summit Publishing Co., Inc., SVD Logos Publications, Inc., The Ramakrishna Vedanta Society of the Philippines, Inc., Touchlife Global Foundation Inc., Tradewinds Books, Trinity Marketing, Inc., University of Santo Tomas Publishing House, University of the Philippines Press, Unlimited Books Library Services & Publishing, Inc., Vibal Group, Visprint, Inc., Win Ballada’s Accounting Made Easy Books, Wiseman’s Books Trading, Inc., Word & Life Publications, and WS Pacific Publications Inc.