The Philippine Book Festival Returns With A Bang This April 2024

The largest traveling book festival in the Philippines is returning for a four-day celebration honoring the depths of Philippine literature, lifestyle, and the arts. This exceptional book fair is a geared event that combines shopping, fun, learning, and tourism.

The National Library of the Philippines' Rare Book Collection will make a reappearance, offering customers a fresh choice of historic manuscripts and copies; the Book Bar, an award-winning book library; Cosplay Filipiniana, a cosplay competition where fans can dress up as their favorite Philippine literary characters; and Guhit Pambata, an exhibition showcasing the works of some of our best children's book illustrators. This year, the PBF will open the Tabuan Food Hall, where visitors may dine between each of the sections.

The event this year will take place from April 25 to April 28, 2024, at the World Trade Center in Pasay. It will facilitate collaboration between readers, writers, advertisers, creators, and students.

The PBF's four-day schedule is as follows:

Day 1

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Day 2

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Day 3

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Day 4

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This four-day fair, which offers free entry, will feature PBF's four well-known realms: Kid Lit, a dedicated area for kids; Komiks, highlighting Pinoy komiks; Booktopia, containing a vast selection of both fiction and non-fiction books; and Aral Aklat, containing manuals and learning materials. A Creators Lab, Main Stage, and Kids-at-Play will showcase captivating discussions, events, and sessions tailored to the preferences of readers and enthusiasts of those categories.

The book signing and author meet-and-greet for "A Day with Gwy Saludes" is one of the the best bits. A book signing event called "Ambeth Without the Overcoat" will be facilitated by popular novelist and historical author Ambeth Ocampo. "Trip to Quiapo" will be presented by National Artist for Film and Broadcast Arts Ricky Lee, and the well-known author will be honored with "Dahling Nick: A Tribute to National Artist Nick Joaquin."

As part of its mission to advance reading culture and grow the Philippine publishing sector, the National Book Development Board organizes the Philippine Book Festival. There is no admission charge, and the fair is accessible to the public from 8 AM to 8 PM on April 25 through 28, 2024. For a complimentary registration to the Philippine Book Festival, visit

Resources: Philippine Book Fest & WhenInManila


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