THE Manila International Book Fair (MIBF) is among the biggest, most sought after and longest running fairs in the country with a total of 120,000 visitors in its five-day run.
The 39th edition of the MIBF is slated on September 12-16, 2018 at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City. The book fair visitors are regular visitors who have been attending for an average of five years and belong to the highly educated sector of the population. The book fair has grown from three halls of SM Megamall Megatrade Hall to two floors of SMX Convention Center Manila. Highlighting the event are seminars, workshops, book signings and co-located events such as Fandom Fest that equally attract huge crowds to the event
Running for almost four decades now, it has evolved from an event for the publishing industry and the academe to one of the most-awaited exhibitions for all sorts of readers. The MIBF has become a gathering of sorts for bookworms of all ages and walks of life to celebrate the joys of reading and the knowledge each book brings about. It has also been providing a venue for the exchange of ideas amongst players in the publishing and academic industry.