Manila International Book Fair (MIBF): Our Annual Book Bonding

33rd MIBF 2012Time for our annual “book bonding”!

The Manila International Book Fair (MIBF) is here once again, now on its 33rd year and it's happening on:

September 12 – 16, 2012 / 10AM – 8:00PM
Halls 1 – 4, SMX Convention Center
Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City, Philippines

Through the years, MIBF has been a great bonding time for my whole family and my BFF.  We usually spent a whole day book hunting, watching shows, joining activities, eating, picture taking and a whole lot more.  It is a well-marked event in our home calendar.  My kids really look forward to this event so I make sure that they have an ample time to spend during the fair.  Sometimes, a day is not enough for us and we come back on another day especially if there are events that we want to see.

For me, the annual MIBF is the start of my Christmas shopping.  I love giving away books to kids as Christmas gifts and the annual MIBF is one great shopping place for books.  You can find all the nicest finds in marked down prices, a lot of giveaways are in store for guests.  Here’s sharing you some of our great times with MIBF for the last six years:

2011 (32nd) MIBF at SMX Convention Center.
The photo at the right side are some of our great finds.
2011

2010 (31st) MIBF at SMX
This year has lots of interactive activities and there was a great turn of guests.   E-books has become popular and some exhibitors are selling them.
2010

2009 (30th) MIBF at SMX Convention Center
The school bus here is actually the stall design of Rex Bookstore.  Rex Bookstore is our annual favorite because it has always been one of the best and well-designed stall.
2009

2008 (29th) MIBF with my BFF Mac and a colleague/friend
(still with my kids but not in this photos)
2008

2007 (28th) MIBF
Photo taken at exhibit lounge. I was so tired from book hunting and my BFF took my photo from her cell phone’s camera.  I can’t find the CD of our complete photos with the family.  If I remember right, this is the first time that the fair is held at SMX Convention Center.
2007 BookFair

2006 (27th) MIBF
Our very first time to attend the MIBF and it was still being held at the World Trade Center.  ‘Noticed how young my two kids were?
2006

I’m so excited to share with you guys another great year of book hunting, educational events and a lot more!  Anybody who has experienced MIBF?  Come share your experience here!

For more details, you may check the 33rd MIBF Website or their Facebook Page.  See you all at the fair!
Info and MIBF poster source: 33rd MIBF Website and Facebook Page

32 comments:

  1. hi ate balut! ang tagal mong nawala haha. welcome back!
    me and my friends are going to mbif, though hindi ko pa alam kung kelan. its my first time going there and im so excited.are the books really cheap?

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  2. hi Gene oo nga ang tagal ngang hiatus, napansin mo din pala ha ha! Sobrang busy kasi. Thanks for welcoming me back :)

    Ay good to hear you are coming and it's really exciting and fun to be there. And yes they offer a lot of discounts and freebies. Share mo experience sa blog mo ha :)

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  3. Aw, sayang. pde dumaan sana dyan bago ang UAAP Cheerdance, kaso na-move yung competition sa 22. tsk.

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    1. sana sinadya mo na lang Olivr. it's worth the time naman :) try mo next year

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  4. Tagal nyo na din pala ginagawa yang pag attend ng bookfair na yan! Dami ka ba nabili?

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    1. oo nga anney naging annual bonding na namin. lagi kaming maraming nabibili kaya magastos ha ha

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  5. Mahilig din k sa books, so that will be a place for me. Sayang ang layo:) anyway, welcome back again. Tagal mo rin nawala. Yes, not easy when there are other things to do. So one day me naman siguro . Hi hi

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    1. If by chance you come on vacation and there's MIBF try mo Joy. Aaaw nalulungkot nga ako sa blogging hiatus ko :( Thanks for all the encouragement.

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  6. Sayang malayo tayo ang dami kong books dito...tinatamad na ako magbasa now.

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    1. puntahan kita dyan sis! kaya lang nag mahal ng pamasahe ibibili ko na lang ng books dito ha ha ha

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  7. Ay, ngayon ko lang to nalaman, mahilig pa naman ako sa mga book sale eklavu na ganyan! Parang di siya pasok sa sched ko, nasakto sa gala, hihi

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    1. gala-era ka talaga Juanang Balutan kah! ha ha ha. try mo next year :)

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  8. Welcome back Balut, nakakapanibago ang iyong katahimikan hehe. Hay di talaga ako mahilig sa books (mukhang ako lang yata di mahilig), para lang kasi yan sa matatalino hehe. Nice one Balut for exposing kids to what they can really benefit and at the same time yung inienjoy nila yung ginagawa nila.

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    1. aaw oo nga lulubog-lilitaw ako.
      naku ang family ko mahilig talaga magbasa. at korek ka educational na very fun pa :)

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  9. Mam sana di nyo ko malimot sa iyong Christmas list,merry Christmas po!

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    1. Merry Christmas McRich ha ha ha
      ano bang adress ni Caleb at baka sakaling makayanan ko padalan sya kahit simpleng children's books. simple lang ha can't afford ng mga mahal :)

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  10. di ko nabalitaan to ah hehe anyways di nmn kasi ako nagbabasa ng book wa ko hilig dun kaya aun

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    1. puro ka kasi gimik MEcoy ha ha ha. aha magbasa ka ng konti bata, anyway bata ka pa naman. u have ample time to read pa...

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  11. this is nice idea and good example ng healthy family bonding. maraming benefits sa pagbabasa kung talagang makakahiligan.

    sayang lang at hindi ko pa na-e-experience ito. sana next year okay na. hehehe

    Mabuhay po kayo!

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    1. Hi THANKS for dropping by and for the lovely comment. Hope you can attend the book fair next year - it's really fun :)

      I visited your site and you got one interesting site there. Hope you'll come back soon. Mabuhay!

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    2. I'm here again! Thanks also for dropping by and for you your compliment. I'm glad to know that my blog looks interesting for you.

      Part na po kayo sa aking precious blogroll.

      Mabuhay!

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  12. 2006 pa nakaka attend ka na niyan......through the years na pala...

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    1. oo nga arvin suki na kami.
      pag nakakabasa nga ako ng magagandang tula at kwento naalala ko mga post mo. try mo pumunta nex year masaya :) salamat sa pagdaan..

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  13. Ah Tapos na pala, sayang... Suki ka pala ms balut ng MIBF... galing naman! Ako di pa naka attend ng event na yan

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    1. Tapos na Super M. Next year ulet tex kita pag may sched na. Baka sakali dyan matuloy ang ice cream, kape, ano pa nga ba???

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  14. I was there, too! Went there for two days hehehe. But I observed that there were less visitors this year than in the past years. This was probably due to the weather. Ang ulan naman kasi eh :(

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    1. hi good to know a fellow MIBF fan :) and yes you're right, there were less visitors this year compared to the previous years. and the booth designs are also simpler this year. how's your book finds?

      btw, I visited your site and you got one great site there. I'll be coming back there to do some back readings :) see yah around!

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  15. Sister ang grabe patunay lang na lagi tayong absent nahirapan ako hanapin post mo sa post feed ko :( @ Gracie di ka ng iisa sister pareho tau tamad magbasa lol.. Nag eenjoy lang yata ako kapag Komiks at Pocketbooks lol But of course I admire those people who loves reading. Good source of knowledge yata ang reading :) so keep it up!

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    1. ha ha ha I'm so guilty sister! I'm really trying hard to catch up.
      reading is one thing that I will never be tired of doing yata...

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    1. hi Oliver make sure you will! it's really fun. go check out my latest update about MIBF ;)

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  17. ilang beses ko nang napalampas ang book fair na ito... sana magkaroon ako ng chance sa mga susunod na taon...

    Keep on posting!

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