Manila International Book Fair is Back!

mibf 2018

If there's one fair that you shouldn't miss this year it would be the Manila International Book Fair (MIBF). For years, publishers, authors, and book lovers convene together for the biggest and longest running book fair in the country. Last year I was able to attend it for the first time and I have shared my experience, haul, and review of MIBF 2017 here.

book haul
Petite Momma's World is a proud media partner for this year's MIBF

The 39th Manila International Book Fair  will be on September 12-16 at the Exhibit Halls 1-4 and Function Rooms 1-2 of SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex in Pasay City.

The 5-day run of MIBF will thrill attendees with activities and exciting great deals such as book sales, book launches and signings, competitions, meet-and-greets, and more.

"MIBF has the largest, most varied, and hot off the press collection – from big bookstore chains, indie bookshops, local publishing outfits, academic and religious publications. Aside from the latest selection of reads, fair-goers will also have access to exclusive items, bestsellers, limited edition prints, collector items, stationery and school supplies, and more. MIBF also recognizes the significance of alternative teaching and learning methods which is why the fair not only features books, but also digital publications, multimedia, teaching aids, and more. Activities such as book signings, book launches, meet-and-greets, and other book-related activities highlight the fair.

With more than a hundred exhibitors, exploring the fair will be more exciting as MIBF continues to house a two-floor exhibit area to accommodate the increasing number of fair-goers. The exhibit's second floor will be dedicated to special exhibitions for the young and young at heart with its wide and various selection of children and young adult books. This special section will also feature digital publications as well as local and foreign children's book publishers." - MIBF website


There's a lot in store for everyone so better check the updated schedule of activities on MIBF's website:

Free Tickets

Tickets are sold at 50 pesos each. But if you'd like to quit the queue and get in for free, you may print the free tickets from the following exhibitors:

Adarna House - click here for pdf file of free tickets  

Tahanan Books - click image to download

OMF Literature - click here to download free tickets

CSM Publishing - click  here to download free tickets

Learning is fun - click on image to download

Tips when going to MIBF

  • Bring ecobags
  • bring enough cash
  • be ready for the long queues on weekends (SM MOA is also scheduled for long sale days on those dates so brace yourself for foot and vehicle traffic
  • have a list of publishing companies you'd like to visit
  • have a list of book titles or types of books you'd like to buy
  • check the schedule of activities for book signings, competitions, and book launches
  • wear comfortable shoes
  • have and stick to a budget! Believe when you're there, you'd want to hoard. Ha ha!

Are you going to this year's MIBF? What books are you looking for? Let me know in the comments section!


  1. Exciting naman nito. Kung malapit lang sana to punta ako.

  2. Cielo Jonna: swerte ng malalapit sa lugar nila.. Hays sarap pumunta sa mga gantong event..

  3. Ito yung time na ang sakit ng puso ko dahil di ako makapunta 😅 dahil taga probinsya ako. Ito rin yung time na kasalukuyan akong naghohoard ng boardbooks para sa baby ko.

  4. Wow gusto ko pmunta dito .. Ung baby kong 1yr old hilig talaga mag basa ng books ung bubuksan nya at ituturo nya isa isa ung sentence ng di mu maintindihan sinasabi hehe sana may ganyan din dito malapit smen.


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