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Hot Stuff: Bookworms, Get Ready For The Biggest Manila International Book Fair Yet!

Hot Stuff: Bookworms, Get Ready For The Biggest Manila International Book Fair Yet!

The highly anticipated Manila International Book Fair (MIBF) is all set for a grander year as it celebrates its 40th year! Let all bookworms unite on September 11-15 at the SMX Convention Center!

The Manila International Book Fair (MIBF) is the Philippine’s biggest and longest-running book fair that has evolved from an event for the publishing industry and academe to one of the country;s most-awaited exhibitions today. The event has been promoting reading and literacy and has become a gathering of bookworms from all ages to celebrate the joys of reading and the knowledge each book brings.

As it celebrates its 40th year, MIBF will have thousands of book titles from local and foreign publishers and booksellers. Highlighting this year’s event are book signings of your favourite authors, book launchings, seminars and workshops, and of course, DISCOUNTS!

The MIBF will be located at the Exhibition Halls 1-4 at the ground floor of the SMX Convention Center, while Function Rooms 1 and 2 located at the 2nd floor of SMX will showcase young adults and children’s books. Function Room 3 also located at the same floor will exhibit non-books, digital technology, gadgets, stationeries and supplies.

Another important feature of MIBF is its co-located event, Pop Hub Vol. 2. Show your support to our local independent comic artists by visiting them at the second floor from September 14-15 as your MIBF ticket gives you free entrance to Pop Hub. Artists to watch this year are Harvey Tolibao, a Marvel superstar artist; Pol Medina, creator of popular comic strip Pugad Baboy; and award-winning comic book and artist, Randy Valiente. Prince of PH Cosplay Prince De Guzman will also be showcasing anew more of his transformations on POP HUB’s stage. Pop Hub rookies to join in this year’s Volume 2 include: Don Suratos, Paramount’s Pet-Sematary illustrator; and Ian Velasquez, writer of the new DI-13 komiks and grandson of Komiks pioneer Damy Velasquez (brother of Kenkoy creator and founding Father of Philippine Komiks, Tony Velasquez).

For more information visit their website at or call Primetrade Asia at tel 8960682.

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