I've been going to the Manila International Book Fair since 1994. Ayayay! Almost 20 years! Is my age showing? Anyway, it feels like yesterday since my first MIBF. I've seen it "grow" through the years, and I've mostly viewed the event as an opportunity to exercise my powers of restraint.
It's always a challenge not to indiscriminately buy all the books on display at the event though. There's always the temptation to empty one's wallet. Who cares about food, or clothes, or bus fares when you can get that beautiful hardback you've had your eyes on, yes?
This year, I bought just 2 books! Woot woot! Well, I did also buy a few knick knacks though, as I couldn't resist their witty designs. Photos of my purchases below; click on them to enlarge.
|Well, technically, I bought just 1 of these 2 books, and that's the Tigana.|
R. gave me the Vonnegut, something to add to my collection.
Tigana is a bit hard to come by, so buying it was a no-brainer.
|I just had to get these cards from Tahanan Books.|
They cost just Php 19.00 each! Roughly $ 0.40.
The front quotes are just too funny. Misheard, misused, and misunderstood!
|These notepads, also from Tahanan Books, have Filipino gay lingo expressions on them.|
They're appropriate called Chorva Pads!
Campy and cute!
|And the only other book that I purchased.|
It cost just Php 500 ( ~$11)! Down from the original price of Php 2,500!
I've always wanted a Larousse.
I don't think I would ever want to remove the shrink wrap.