SMX Convention Center , Pasay City – Philippines
Manila International Book Fair or more popularly known as MIBF is the Philippines longest running international book fair and expo had open its doors to the general public .
Just like the previous events, there are a lot of books that are available to the general public from children’s book, literature, fiction, medical, religious , auto-biography , architecture, textbooks, to graphic novels, trivia and e-books.
The event started with a morning mass and ribbon cutting ceremony .
Some of the Interesting Booths at the Book Fair
10.) Summit Media – The booth is very stylish and used old wooden cart panels to create a rustic look.
doodle art with succulent plants
One Night Stan
Well-known Chinoy book author ,comic illustrator and comedian Mr. Stanley Chi will be having a book signing autograph session this coming sunday -September 20 at around 4:00PM
9.) Abiva – Colorful , Comical , Fun and Exciting- I saw several students posing and taking photos at their booth . The company is one of the largest textbook publisher . Some of the children’s book are priced at Php 30.00
8.) DATA Science and Technology Corporation– It is one of the company that specializes in robotics and focuses on science and technology . I was invited last year in a press presentation conducted by DATA Science and Technology which is one of the sponsors of the robotic Olympiad held in China .
7.) Magnavision-The booth sells a lot of educational tapes and instructional videos
6. ) Adarna Publishing- The booth showcased a carnival-like theme with balloons . The booth appeals to kids, teenagers and great bargain sale.
There was an autograph signing session with Mr. Edson Cabalfin and Ms. Asa Montenejo
The book is very colorful and appeal to kids and teenagers- What Kids Should Know about Philippine Architecture– The handy book is being sold at Php90.00 at the booth.
5.) International book publishers– I saw several international book publisher from Taiwan, China, Malaysia at the trade show .
I saw a book publisher from Malaysia and it is their first time to join the MIBF . Address: 24, Maju Tower,1001, Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250, Kuala Lumpur , Malaysia
Office: +603-2630-6882 (1025) Fax:+603-2630 6889 Mobile: +6013-294-0901
Contact Persons: Mr. Hasri Hasan -Senior Manager or Mr. Muhammad Fakhruddin Arrazi B. Misni ( DEAN) -Trade Executive
4.) Viva Psicom Publishing Company – This is one of the more popular booth among kids, teenagers and young adults . The sales staff had fancy hats which attracts passers-by . They also got big sale , autograph signing opportunities and photo opportunity for their customers.
Some of the bargain books are selling 3 for Php 100 , Php 50 , Php 75 and Php 100 ideal for early Christmas giveaways . I got several books at bargain prices – Chopstick -Hopia Like It part 3 by Mr. Stanley Chi is selling for only Php 50.00 per book ! The booth also gave away interested Freebies item such as key chains and note pads.
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/psicompublishing
Mr. Jose R. Cabaltera- Bookstore Manager
3.) Far Eastern University Bookstore and Publishing– This is the first time that Far Eastern University is participating at the MIBF.
Hard to find books and award winning books can be bought during the fair .
For orders and inquiries:
Landline: (+632) 735-5621 loc.388 or 368 Telefax: (+632) 735-0232 Mobile: +63-0917-881-1069
Ateneo de Manila University Press
UST Publishing, Ateneo de Manila University Press , University of the Philippines, Komisyong ng Wikang Filipino and National Historical Commission of the Philippines , NBDB are also represented in the fair.
2.) Skoolbo – “Skoolbo is a great new site to help with reading, maths and learning languages.
Children are immersed in an incredible learning world and are highly motivated by the inbuilt rewards. Parents and schools are equipped with an array of tools to help achieve wonderful educational outcomes for their children. And best of all – it’s free!”
“Skoolbo Core Skills”, a literacy and numeracy program designed for children ages 4 to 10, takes them into a journey through 3-dimensional worlds to master their reading and math skills. The game also includes a dashboard interface for parents and teachers, allowing them to guide and interact with the kids as they progress through the game’s levels.
Skoolbo is produced by an international team of educators and developers committed to creating platforms that facilitate and dramatically improve children’s way of learning.
The network had grown to more than 10 countries and at the bookfair , The company partnered with Vibal Publishing company . There is a free collectible card game in which visitors must find 8 cards which revolve around a story . After finishing the task , One can sign-up for a raffle draw of limited edition Manny Pacquiao hand gloves.
The Philippine counterpart will soon open a 1,700 square meter facility this coming November at Santa Rosa , Laguna.
Please visit these links for more information :
1.) Rex Publishing House– The company top the list of MUST visited booth at the 36th MIBF . Their exhibit / selling area is well-lighted and exhibits items have proper caption.
Malangan Mask from New Ireland ,Papua New Guinea
The company exhibited different face masked from Papua New Guinea, Tanimbar Island, Indonesia , Marquesas Island, Solomon islands , Australia and the Philippines.
Rex Publishing House exhibit
Rex Publishing House : http://www.rexpublishing.com.ph/
Manila International Book Fair : http://www.manilabookfair.com/
Note: For those planning to visit the 36th Manila International Bookfair , Try to visit as early as possible to avoid the crowd queuing for lines and payment at the cashier . There is also a minimal entrance fees of Php 20 general public and Php 15 for librarians, student and senior citizens with valid ID’s . There are some exhibitors, publishers , bookstores which allotted complimentary tickets – Bookfair is until this sunday September 20, 2015
Venue place is at SMX Convention Center which is beside SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City .