39th Manila Int’l Book Fair opens Wednesday, Sept. 12 at SMX MOA

39th Manila Int’l Book Fair opens Wednesday, Sept. 12 at SMX MOA

The 39th installation of the Manila International Book Fair (MIBF), the country’s most anticipated event of its kind, is finally back! This year’s MIBF is officially opening its doors to the public with an opening ceremony on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 10 a.m.,  at the Hall 3 Entrance of the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City.

Gracing the ceremony are Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat, and Education Undersecretary Dr. Lorna Dig Dino.

To run until Sunday, Sept. 16, the MIBF will occupy two floors of exhibit space for its over 100 exhibitors to better cater to the expected 150,000 attendees of this year’s fair. Highlighting the five-day event are book signings, book launches, meet and greets, storytelling sessions for kids, workshops, and other activities for bookworms both young and old.

Co-locating the MIBF is the very first Pop Hub: Comic Splash x Fandom Fest on Sept. 15 and 16 (Saturday and Sunday) at the Function Room 3. Join the country’s largest fandoms: The 501st Legion; Lucasfilm-recognized worldwide costuming organization FightSaber; The Philippine Tolkien Society; Westeros Philippines; Pinoy Harry Potter; and Hamilton PH among others in special events like panel discussions, drawing workshops, and more in one jam-packed weekend!


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 bookfair@primetradeasia.com. For more event details, follow @ManilaBookFair on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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