This Funny Facebook Event Says a Lot About the Upcoming Book Fair

Time to gear up!

( Now on its 39th year, the much-awaited Manila International Book Fair is known to draw thousands of writers, readers, and book-lovers throughout its five-day run. It gets more crowded on the weekends, when students and employees have all the time in the world to browse through piles of books. So it doesn't come as a surprise that a Facebook event named "Sapakan sa MIBF" was created to poke fun at the upcoming fair from September 12 to 16 at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City. Speaks a lot of truth if you ask us!

Details of the event include "Suntukan, buntalan, at basagan ng mukha"—an exaggeration of course, but it can get rowdy especially if there's only one copy left of a rare book that's being sold for only P50. The Facebook post was created by Booksilog, a secondhand bookstore located in Parañaque City.


The Manila International Book Fair is from September 12 to 16 at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City. Schedule is from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday; and from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. For updates, follow Manila International Book Fair on Facebook.

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