Major players in the publishing industry are set to gather once again for the 28th Manila International Book Fair (MIBF), the biggest, undisputed, and longest-running book fair in the Philippines, set on Aug. 29 – Sept. 2., at the World Trade Center Metro Manila, Sen. Gil Puyat Ave. corner Roxas Blvd.Pasay City.
The MIBF is the only internationally-recognized book fair in the country, making it a paramount event for the book industry. For more than a quarter of a century, the MIBF has continuously contributed to the reading awareness of the Filipino people. It has become a venue for members of the book industry to address market demands – institutional buyers walk alongside bibliophiles, publishers’ representatives negotiate their latest titles with booksellers, publishers promote their books with their authors and artists – all these under one roof.
Attended by more than 50,000 people last year, and with over 300 exhibitors, the MIBF 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.
Now on its 28th year, the MIBF renews its commitment to stage the biggest book event in the country, bringing out the best in the book trade while holding creative special events designed to complement the industry and to delight book-lovers as well.
Showcasing a huge number of books and learning materials are A-Z Direct Marketing, Academic Book Sales, Adarna House, Adbox Book Distributors, Alexan Commercial, Anvil Publishing, Asean Book Publishers Association, Asian Books / A Different Bookstore, Asiatype, Inc., Ateneo de Manila University Press, Belview Co., Inc., C & E Publishing, CD Books International, Central Book Supply, Christian Literature Crusade, Church Strengthening Ministry, Claretian Communications, Cogent Consulting, Cultural Center of the Philippines, De La Salle University Press, Diwa Learning Systems, EDCA Publishing & Distributing Corp., Emerald Headway Distributors, Eternal Publications Trading, F & J de Jesus, Festbooks Educational Supply, Felta Multi-Media, Filway Marketing, Forefront Book Co., and Fujian Publishing.
Also present at the fair are Gentle Star Trading, Global Learning Media / Verve Multimedia, Golden Books Services, Goodwill Bookstore, Grolier Scholastic-Cyclophil Div., Gunnar Lie & Associates Ltd., High Access Line Philippines, IBC Infotech, Ibon Foundation, Ilaw ng Tahanan Publishing, Info-Ed Marketing, Jesuit Communications, John Wiley & Sons (Asia), Katha Publications, Lighthouse Bookstore, Linar Educational Materials, Logos Publications, McGraw-Hill Education, Megatexts Phil., Mind Mover Publishing House, National Book Development Board, National Bookstore, National Historical Institute, New Century Books, New Day Publishers, OMF Literature, Pahina, Inc. / Book Wagon, Paulines Publishing, Pearson Education South Asia, Philippine Bible Society, Phoenix Educational Systems, Powerbooks, Precious Pages, and Psicom Publishing.
Rounding out the list of exhibitors are Rarebook Enterprises, Rex Book Store, Roman Instructional Media Resources, St. Augustine, St. Pauls, Shepherd’s Voice Publications, Sinag-Tala Publisher, The Bookmark, The Japan Foundation Manila, Thomson Learning Phils., Tradewinds Books, University of the Philippines Press, UST Publishing House, Vibal Publishing House, WS Pacific Publications, Wiseman’s Book Trading, Word & Life Publications, and the World Health Organization.
The 28th Manila International Book Fair is organized by Primetrade Asia, Inc. in partnership with Asian Catholic Publishers, Inc., Book Development Association of the Philippines, Philippine Booksellers Association, Inc., and Publishers Representatives Organization of the Philippines. It is supported by the Philippine Educational Publishers Association, Book Exporters Association of the Philippines, and the Christian Booksellers Association – Philippine Chapter. For details, call 890-0661 or 896-0682, e-mail email@example.com, or log on to www.manilabookfair.com