One of my favorite events of the year is just around the corner! This year’s Manila International Book Fair (MIBF) is in eight weeks and man, am I excited. Through the years, my book fair purchases have dwindled because large bookstores strategically held their own insane discount days prior to MIBF, but it didn’t stop me from going, even just to get a glimpse. Sometimes, more than amassing books, it’s the experience of roaming around different book stalls, taking freebies (admit it), and occasionally, having pictures taken with literary/bookshop mascots (hehehe).
So, this year’s MIBF. There are plenty of events happening in different parts of the convention centre. I’m hoping to drop by in at least one of them, just for the experience. Most of the time though, I plan to spend looking for age-appropriate books for grade school students for my friends and I’s reading program. Might also start my holiday shopping! Better early than scrambling for both time and expenses each year. Since this month started, I started saving up, in little amounts, so that spending and swiping won’t be as heavy in September. Never regretted buying books but I have to make concessions even if it’s for the one I love most.
I hope to see you at the MIBF! 🙂