Every year I make the pilgrimage to SMX Convention Center in Pasay City for the Manila International Book Fair. Rain or shine, classes or no, I have been drawn to the 20% off sale signs since around 2014.
The fair never really changes. Expect big crowds, horrendous food choices, and an empty wallet.
This time around, I was joined by two of my favorite people ❤
The fact that we were all free was a miracle. #adulting
This year’s ‘haul’! I’ve begun reading the autobiographical I Am Malala. I loved listening to Malala’s 17-minute speech on YouTube so I wanted to know more about her story.
It’s funny because when I moved to pack them up, I noticed the other dozens of books on my shelf collecting dust. I keep buying but I never really read them… help.
I also bought a bunch of cute postcards from Bookmark. If you want me to send you a poem or a message in the old school style, give me your address!
SM MOA was so full because there was a concurrent mall-wide sale! Even getting some dessert was a struggle. 😅
See you at next year’s Manila International Book Fair! xxx