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Books still matter, thousands flock to Philippine’s Manila International Book Fair

The book fair became a playground for kids and fans where they see awesome characters from history to sci-fi movies. It also serves as a place for children to be amazed with new ways of learning

PASAY CITY, Philippines – The Philippines’ largest book fair reopened this year after being cancelled for three years due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. The Manila International Book Fair (MIBF) remains the biggest book fair in the country. More than 80 exhibitors attended the event. They include publishers, media outlets, writers, and illustrators. Representatives from school suppliers, schools, educational applications, the technology industry, and museums also attend. The fair attracts bookworms, occasional readers, students, fans, and even passersby.

The MIBF received more than 160,000 visitors in 2019 before the Pandemic put a halt to exhibits and social gatherings in the country. This year, people flocked to the biggest book fair in the Philippines. Attendees are not just local. International authors and booklovers also came to visit the fair.

Attendees flocked the ground floor of SMX Convention Center Manila located in Pasay City. The book fair became a playground for kids and fans where they see awesome characters from history to sci-fi movies. It also serves as a place for children to be amazed with new ways of learning through coloring books, toys, laboratory work, and technology. Companies and schools pushed the limits of learning through new technology and digital methods. They even displayed the benefits of social media to reach young minds and older thinkers alike.

All photos by George Buid

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George Buid is an independent photographer and journalist based in Metro Manila, Philippines. His work has been published in Stern Crime, Transcontinental Times, InterAksyon, and Deutsche Welle news. He also contributes to the news wire Zuma Press. In addition to writing journalism, George is a self-taught photographer who started his photojournalism career and visual documentary storytelling in 2014. He focuses on capturing stories of everyday individuals, communities, and culture. Occassionally, he also covers science, history, sports, politics, art, and human interest.