Hey Bookworms! Here’s Everything You Need to Know About the Philippine Book Festival 2024

Time to save up for this book festival.

Prepare yourself for four days filled with incredible books and bargains. The best part? There’s no entrance fee!

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Calling all book lovers and avid readers! It’s time to dust off those shelves and clear some space because the 2nd Philippine Book Festival is just a few nights away. Set to take place this April at the bustling World Trade Center in Pasay, this event promises four days jam-packed with jaw-dropping bargains.

And guess what? You don’t even need to crack open your wallet for entry—it’s free! But before you dive headfirst into this whirlwind of literary bliss, here’s everything you need to know about this year’s must-attend book festival.

All About the Philippine Book Festival

The Philippine Book Festival, hailed as the country’s traveling literary celebration, presents the works penned by Filipino wordsmiths and published by local presses. Spanning from April 25 to 28, this bibliophilic paradise in Pasay will welcome visitors from 8AM to 8PM daily.

In contrast to its autumnal counterpart, the Manila International Book Fair, this annual festival is meticulously choreographed by the National Book Development Board (NBDB), in close collaboration with a constellation of esteemed partners, including but not limited to Komiket, the Book Development Association of the Philippines (BDAP), the Philippine Board on Books for Young People (PBBY), and the Philippine Educational Publishers Association (PEPA).

Festival Features: Activities, Workshops, and Writers

Immerse yourself in the wonderful world of literature at the Philippine Book Festival, where it’s not all about browsing for books—it’s about experiencing the power of storytelling. Beyond the stalls brimming with reads and trinkets, this year promises an array of enriching activities.

Engage in insightful talks and workshops spanning a myriad of subjects, from the artistry of writing to thought-provoking discussions on contemporary themes. This month, don’t overlook the opportunity to deepen your connection with literature. Check out the highlights you wouldn’t want to miss out on:

Whether you’re channeling iconic heroes or bringing beloved villains to life for a thrilling cosplay competition, you know you’re in for a killer time with Komiket’s Cosplay Filipiniana.

Watch performances and witness characters come to life from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM on April 28. But if you fancy taking the stage as a performer, read the full guidelines on their Instagram page and sign up for the contest before April 24.

Unlock the secrets to unshakable confidence with Ayn Bernos, a children’s book author and content creator dedicated to promoting self-love and body positivity. Championing diversity in beauty standards, this morena beauty behind My Name is Morena challenges societal norms with an-all inclusive message.

Catch her at the Philippine Book Festival’s Creators Lab on April 27 at 5:00PM as she shares excerpts from her empowering narrative, spreading messages of self-acceptance and empowerment.

Whether you dove into her Twitter AUs from the start or got swept away by the charm of the University Series, get ready to meet, snap a selfie, and snag a signed book from Gwy Saludes on April 28 from 11 AM to 1 PM at the Main Stage of PBF 2024.

Here’s How to Score Tickets

Snagging tickets to the Philippine Book Festival is a breeze. Skip the queues and speed up your entrance by snagging your free tickets online via the Philippine Book Festival website. You can also simply scan the QR Code above.

Once you’ve registered, keep an eye on your inbox for a confirmation email detailing your responses. Just flash that email at the registration booth, and voila! You’re in for a day of printed delights. But hey, we get it—when spontaneity strikes, that’s cool too! Walk-ins are totally welcome, ensuring that even last-minute bookworms can dive headfirst into the festival fun.

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