Manila International Book Fair goes to SMX

The 29th Manila International Book Fair (MIBF), the biggest and longest-running book fair in the Philippines gets even bigger as it moves to the SMX Convention Center, the country’s newest and largest exhibition and convention center.

Major players in the publishing industry will gather once again for MIBF set on Sept. 12-16, at the SMX Convention Center, Seashell Drive, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City.

The move is in line with MIBF’s preparation for its 30th anniversary next year, giving all booklovers a glimpse of what is to come. Through national economic ups and downs, the MIBF has continuously contributed to the reading awareness of the Filipino people and has become a venue for members of the book industry to address market demands, launch new titles, and promote books and reading advocacies. With the theme “Words without Borders,” the MIBF celebrates the power of literature to cross the boundaries of time, place, and culture.

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.

Showcasing a huge number of books and learning materials are A-Z Direct Marketing, Abe Craft & Toys, Academic Book Sales, Adarna House, Adbox Book Distributors, Alexan Commercial, Alhoda International Publication & Distribution, Anvil Publishing, Asia/Pacific Circulation Exponents, Asian Books (A Different Bookstore), Asiatype Distribution, Ateneo de Manila University Press, Belview Co., Inc., British Council, C & E Publishing, Catholic Book Center, CD Books International, Cengage Learning, Central Books Supply, Christian Literature Crusade, Church Strengthening Ministry, Claretian Communications Foundation, Cogent Consulting & Technologies, Cosmos Bazaar, Cultural Center of the Philippines, Cyclophil Educational Promotion, Diwa Learning Systems, EDCA Publishing & Distributing, Edcrisch Internationa, Elsevier (Singapore) PTE Ltd, Emerald Headway Distributors, Eternal Publication, F & J de Jesus, Fastbooks Educational Supply, Felta Multi-Media, Filway Marketing, Forefront Book Co., and Fujian Publishing Industry Trading.

Also present at the fair are Gentle Star Trading, Gilbert Emerson Marketing, Global Learning Media / Verve Multimedia, Goethe-Institut Manila, Golden Books Services, Goodwill Bookstore, Gunnar Lie & Associates Ltd., High Access Line Philippines, IBC Book Consolidators / IBC Infotec, Ibon Foundation, Ilaw ng Tahanan Publishing, Info-Ed Marketing, Instituto Cervantes-Manila, Isa-Jecho Publishing, Jesuit Communications, Jing Si Books and Café, John Wiley & Sons (Asia), Katha Publising, Lighthouse Educational Corp., Lighthouse Inspirational Books & Gifts, Linar Educational Materials, Logos Publications, McGraw-Hill Education, Megatexts Phil., Mind Mover Publishing House, National Bookstore, National Historical Institute, Network Magazine Subscription Services, Inc., New Century Books & Gen. Merchandise, New Day Publishers, OMF Literature, Pahina, Inc. / Book Wagon, Paulines Publishing House, Pearson Education, Philippine Bible Society, Philmont Academic Solutions, Phoenix Educational Systems, Powerbooks, Precious Pages, and PSIcom Publishing.

The 29th Manila International Book Fair is organized by Primetrade Asia, Inc. in partnership with Asian Communicators, Inc., Book Development Association of the Philippines, Philippine Booksellers Association, Inc., and Publishers Representatives Organization of the Philippines. For details, call 890-0661 or 896-0682, log on to, or e-mail


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