The 39th staging of the Manila International Book Fair (MIBF) is set to kick off on September 12-16 at the Exhibit Halls 1-4 and Function Rooms 1-2 of SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex in Pasay City.
This year, the expected 150,000 attendees over its five-day run will be surely thrilled at the sight of what MIBF has in store for them – new activities and exciting great deals such as book sales, book signings, competitions, book launches, meet-and-greets, and other book-related activities catered to bibliophiles.
MIBF has the largest, most varied, and hot off the press collection – from big bookstore chains, indie bookshops, local publishing outfits, academic and religious publications. Aside from the latest selection of reads, fair-goers will also have access to exclusive items, bestsellers, limited edition prints, collector items, stationery and school supplies, and more. MIBF also recognizes the significance of alternative teaching and learning methods which is why the fair not only features books, but also digital publications, multimedia, teaching aids, and more. Activities such as book signings, book launches, meet-and-greets, and other book-related activities highlight the fair.
With more than a hundred exhibitors, exploring the fair will be more exciting as MIBF continues to house a two-floor exhibit area to accommodate the increasing number of fair-goers. The exhibit's second floor will be dedicated to special exhibitions for the young and young at heart with its wide and various selection of children and young adult books. This special section will also feature digital publications as well as local and foreign children's book publishers.
Every year, MIBF pays tribute to local teachers as part of the celebration of National Teachers' Month through giving them a special gift as soon as they enter the exhibition hall.
Book lovers and geeks should also check out MIBF's newest co-located comics and pop culture event – POP HUB: Comic Splash X Fandom Fest. Following the success of last year's Fandom Fest at MIBF, Primetrade Asia, Incorporated is proud to present a bigger and bolder event not only for fandom groups, but also for the whole comic and pop culture community. Renowned comic book creators, artists, writers, directors, editors, animators, illustrators, dealers, collectors, publishers, members of the academe, comic fans and enthusiasts will gather in this event. POP HUB will be launched at the Function Room 3 of SMX Convention Center on September 15-16.