Book Lovers will soon unite again at the SMX Convention Center on September 15-19 for the upcoming Manila International Book Fair (MIBF), the biggest and longest-running book fair in the Philippines, which turns 31 this year.
Manila International Book Fair 2010
For three decades now, MIBF has been a one-stop shop for local and foreign publishers, wholesalers, retailers, book lovers and collectors, librarians, authors, and publishers’ representatives. It has also continuously contributed to the reading awareness of the Filipino by being the venue for book launches, dialogues with readers, and other book-related activities that reach out to a wide audience.
Manila International Book Fair 2010 showcases the largest and most varied collection of literature, textbooks, educational supplements, general references, religious and inspirational titles, self-help books, management books, Filipiniana, coffee table books, popular novels, children’s books, art books, graphic novels, rare and hard-to-find titles, magazines, audio and e-books, multimedia, teaching supplies and services, publishers’ technology, and travel materials.
Students can avail of books at lower-than bookstore prices, while teachers and school administrators can compare offerings from various exhibitors and get the best prices for bulk purchases.
Youngsters can look forward to story-telling sessions, puppet shows, reading-related contests, robotic demonstrations, a parade of exhibitors’ mascots and cosplayers of their favorite book characters. Classes can also enlist in special seminars and workshops available round the clock at the Manila International Book Fair, while the young and old alike can enjoy mini-concerts or meet-and-greet sessions with well-known and up-and-coming authors and illustrators.
Showcasing a huge number of books and learning materials are A-Z Direct Marketing, Abiva Publishing House, Academic Book Sales, Adarna House, Adbox Book Distributors, Alexan Commercial, Anvil Publishing, Arc N Ciel, Asia/Pacific Circulation Exponents, Ateneo de Manila University Press, Bayard Assumption Media Foundation, Belview Co., Inc., Book Trends Enterprises, Bookwagon (Pahina, Inc.), C & E Publishing, Cambridge University Press, Catholic Book Center, CD Books International, Cengage Learning Asia, Central Book Supply, Christian Literature Crusade, Church Strengthening Ministry, Claretian Communications Foundation, Diwa Learning Systems, EDCA Publishing & Distributing, Edcrisch International, Emerald Headway Distributors, Eternal Publications, Evangelical Outreach, F & J de Jesus, Fastbooks Educational Supply, Felta Multimedia, Forefront Book Co., and Fujian Publishing Industry Trading.
Also present at the fair are Global Learning Media, Goethe-Institut Philippinen, Golden Books Services, Goodwill Bookstore, Grolier Scholastic-Cyclophil, Gunnar Lie & Associates, High Access Line Philippines, IBC Infotech, Ibon Foundation, Ilaw ng Tahanan Publishing, Image Builders Services and Publishing Foundation, Info-Ed Marketing, Instituto Cervantes-Manila, Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers, Jesuit Communications, John Wiley & Sons (Asia), Katha Publishing, Lauterbach, Lighthouse Educational Corp., Lighthouse Inspirational Books & Gifts, Linar Educational Materials, Lippinocott Williams & Wilkins, Lyric Piano & Organ Corp., McGraw-Hill Education, Megatexts Philippines, Merriam & Webster Bookstore, Mind Mover Publishing House, National Book Development Board, National Bookstore, National Historical Institute, New Century Books & Gen. Merchandise, New Day Publishers, OMF Literature, Omnibooks International, Overseas Publishers Representatives Association of the Philippines (OPRAP), Paulines Publishing House, Pearson Education, Philippine Bible Society, Philippine Christian Literature, Philmont Academic Solutions, Phoenix Educational Systems, Precious Pages Corporation and PSIcom Publishing.
Rounding up the list of exhibitors are Rarebook Enterprises, Reader’s Knowledge Book Store, Rex Bookstore, Saint Mary’s Publishing, Sage Publications, Shepherd House Publishers, Shepherd’s Voice Publications, Sinag-Tala Publishers, St. Pauls, Summit Media, The Bookmark, Tradewinds Books, University of Sto. Tomas Publishing House, University of the Philippines Press, Vibal Publishing, Word & Life Publications, and WS Pacific Publications.
Co-located at the MIBF is Edu.Shop, a trade fair for school materials, supplies, equipment, and facilities. Other co-located events include SuperKids 2010 (Sept. 17-18, Function Room 3), an early childhood educational fair that will showcase focused discussions, learning sessions and workshops that will equip parents, guardians, educators and adults with the latest in child care and development, parenting and education, and cool activities for children.; JobFest 2010 (Sept. 16-17, Function Room 4), a career fair that gathers the country’s leading employers in search for the best additions to their rapidly growing teams; ACCESS: The 2nd Philippine English Language Conference (Sept. 16-17, Function Rooms 1 and 2); and The Best of Anime (Sept. 19, Function Room 5), a festival featuring anime exhibits, gaming, cosplay,concert and special activities that will thrill anime and manga enthusiasts.
2010 Manila International Book Fair runs from Sept. 15-19 at the SMX Convention Center, Seashell Drive, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City. 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 Publishers Representatives Organization of the Philippines. For details, call 890-0661 or 896-0682, or e-mail [email protected]