Manila International Book Fair 2016 Haul!

It’s that time of the year again where my wallet cries for help: the Manila International Book Fair!

(Photo from MIBF’s Facebook page)

This year, I went on the first day (September 14, Wednesday) and on the third day (September 16, Friday). I usually go two days; one for family (my aunt and I have this “tradition” that we go every year together) and one with friends.

On the first day, I was actually surprised to see that there are fewer people than usual. It was very spacious and we had a fun time going around buying books!

(All those bargain books at the back!)
(Looks like heaven.)


It’s Aki, the mascot of the MIBF! 🙂

The thing about the MIBF is that my friends and family plan for months ahead of time so that our schedule would be clear enough to spend the day at the SMX Convention Center. This year, I told myself to stick to my “book list” so that I can control how much books I would get and how much money I’d use. Luckily, I (sorta) followed my list this year!

MIBF crew! (L-R) (Mari, me, and Camille)
(Camille and I!)

My friends and I initially planned to stay the whole day but then we ran out of money – so we had no choice but to go back earlier HAHA.

Without further adieu, here’s my #MIBF2016 book haul:


Let me break it down:

I got these two notepads with cute puns / rhymes on them;

“So long, talong!” “Ingat, tsoknat!” (So cute.)

(FINALLY) a bottle of Gold Mica ink from National Bookstore;


this set of six shades of gold pigments (also from National Bookstore);


The Grand Budapest Hotel movie book (finally, after two years) (bought from Fully Booked);


One of my all-time favorite letterers, Abbey Sy‘s latest book – The ABCs of Journaling;

(Free matching bookmark, yey!)

United as One by Pittacus Lore (the last book of the series, huhu);


The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson (I absolutely love all her other books – most especially Second Chance Summer – so I had to get this one);


and The Snoopy Treasures: A Celebration of the World Famous Beagle by Nat Gertler (I admit, this was the only book that I did NOT plan to buy; but it was soooo nice and I couldn’t resist HAHA).


Here’s the whole thing again:

(this photo took me a while to set up HAHA)

I was so happy bringing all these books home to my shelf. Also, I’m overjoyed that Fully Booked had a promo wherein a single purchase of Php 3,000 would give you a lifetime discount card (AHHHH); here’s to more books in the future! 🙂 Better start saving up for next year, then! Haha.

And a question for the readers: what books would you recommend me to read? Leave a comment below! 🙂

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