The country’s biggest and longest-running book fair is back, and Summit Books is once again going all out for readers in this bibliophiles’ paradise that attracts up to 120,000 visitors yearly.
The 39th Manila International Book Fair (MIBF) happens this year from September 12 to 16 at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City. Readers can find Summit Books at the 2nd floor in booths 211-215 and 228-229, where book launches, discounts, freebies, and the chance to meet their favorite authors await.
Book launches and signings
September 15 to 16 marks the highlight of Summit Books’ MIBF run, with day-long book launches and signings with Summit Books and Pop Fiction authors.
Photographer Shaira Luna makes her book debut with Playing Long After Us, a visual short story collection featuring prose by FHM Philippines editor-in-chief Anton D. Umali and In Case You Come Back author Marla Miniano. On September 15, 7-8 p.m., Shaira will be present to sign copies, which will be available for P395 each.
Writer, musician, and TV personality Lourd De Veyra also appears at the Summit Books booths on September 16, 7-8 p.m. to launch and sign copies of his new book History with Lourd: Tsismis Noon, Kasaysayan Ngayon, also available onsite for P295 each.
Throughout MIBF’s culminating weekend, authors take turns mingling with readers. On September 15, meeting and greeting fans are sweetblunch, peachxvision, marco jose, barbsgalicia, raindrops_, mercy_jhigz, areyaysii, terelou1220, asherinakenza, riri_glamoure, purplenayi, yourstrulytrina, tiffsseesyou, greenwriter, sweetdreamer33, sielalstreim, kendaniel, april_avery, and fakedreality. Taking over on September 16 are idangs, beeyotch, pilosopotasya, fallenbabybubu, hanjhanjbeybe, shirlengtearjerky, hippityhoppityazure, miss_sixteen, sweet_aria, hopelesspen, iam_missa, bluebeach, scarsareblind, i_am_a_badgirl, tsubame, crossroad, and hraefn.
Below is the complete book signing schedule:
Discounts and freebies
Throughout the fair’s run, huge discounts will also be in store from Summit Books. Below are some of the slashed-down prices to expect:
• Pop Fiction books at P195 or 199 each (for 2017–2018 releases)
• Pop Fiction books at P100 each (for 2016 releases and older)
• Majesty Press books at P295 or 350 each
• Chat Fic books at P100 each
• Kimchi Press books at P20 each
• Sparkling Magazine back issues at P75 each
• Unnie, You’re So Pretty at P100 each
Also awaiting readers are exclusive freebies thrown in with certain purchases. Some of the freebies up for grabs are Pop Fiction swag and branded items from K-Zone and Total Girl.
Grab these exciting offers only at the Summit Books booths at the Manila International Book Fair. Gates open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on September 12, 13, and 16 and from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on September 14 and 15.
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