Updated: Sep 13
Why does the Manila International Book Fair remain the book event of the year?
For 40 years now, the Manila International Book Fair (MIBF) has earned the reputation of being the ultimate book haven in the Philippines. A one-stop shop for books and educational needs, MIBF is simply known as "the Book Fair", calendar year after year for all the books Filipinos want to read and own.
MIBF returns to SMX Convention Center in Pasay City on Sept. 14-17, ready to welcome another record-breaking crowd post-pandemic. Here’s what to look forward to in the paramount event for the book industry and the Filipino reader!
THE BIGGEST. Under one roof, there will be over 100 exhibitors at MIBF 2023 – mainstream and indie publishers, international publishers, university presses, academic publishers and distributors, bookstores, and more. Special MIBF rates and special deals are up for grabs, ideal to fill up your Christmas list!
THE LATEST. Count on the MIBF to bring the latest titles, many hot off the press and not yet even available online or at regular bookstores, some reprinted or updated specifically for the MIBF crowd. It is the perfect time to load up on a crop of the newest releases!
AUTHORS REPRESENT! Blockbuster signings by the most in-demand authors and creators have always been an MIBF crowd drawer. Whether it’s with the National Artists for Literature, celebrity authors, Wattpad sensations, top comic book creators, and even international bestselling authors, the chance to interact with fave authors and have their books signed and dedicated is something for the books!
Signing event with "I Decided to Live as Me" a million copies sold worldwide by bestselling author Kim Soo Hyun!
THE MOST FUN! Book events await readers of all ages and from all walks of life: book awards, storytelling sessions, art workshops, book launches, seminars, book awards, and more. People attend the MIBF not just to get their annual book shopping done, it’s also a great place to learn new things and meet fellow book lovers!
INDUSTRY HUB. Whether it’s for the book industry, librarians, or the education sector, the MIBF is the most sought-after venue for industry dialogues for books, education, and allied industries. Keep abreast with the latest in the industry and expand your knowledge at the various seminars and workshops offered at the MIBF.
SCHOOL WORLD. MIBF’s co-located event, School World, is a one-stop shop for teachers, students, parents, school administrators, young professionals, and working adults to provide a wide selection of products and services as schools transition into new modes of learning in the new normal. Check out school supplies, art supplies, gadgets and technology, learning aids, and more in this section of the MIBF.
Find all these and more at MIBF, organized by Primetrade Asia, Inc. in partnership with Asian Catholic Communicators, Inc. (ACCI), Book Development Association of the Philippines (BDAP), Philippine Booksellers Association of the Philippines (PBAI) and Overseas Publishers' Representatives Association of the Philippines (OPRAP).