Defeating Two Storms by Two Booths: A Quick Update on What Vibal Holds this MIBF 2018September 13th, 2018
While everyone’s braced for the rainy season knowing that there are two storms that are about to hit the Philippines, the 39th Manila International Book Fair (MIBF) continues to make its own buzz ringing in the minds of Filipino readers.
With umbrellas and maletas in hand, buyers went from different places to SMX Convention Center, Manila to spot stacks of books for great bargains to feed their hungry brains. Some chatter about how the rain might fall anytime but still storm through the event grounds to visit their favorite booths.
Vibal served nothing but beautiful books for the mind and eye for adults from different backgrounds to children, alike. Paired with fun and exciting activities, Vibal challenged the lightning to a total face-off.
Two isn’t so much of a bad luck
With two booths installed at MIBF 2018, Vibal is definitely a head-turner. Passersby could not help but sit comfortably on couches and browse through Vibal’s available books that offer so much knowledge for less.
In Vibal’s Main booth located at the Ground Floor, lots of engaging activities can be found. Fr. Rene Javellana, author of top quality replica Understanding, Valuing, and Living Art, tickled the minds of fair goers with Vibal’s Coffee Break Session: Libro Lecture yesterday. He shared a talk entitled Return and Learn Revolutionary Moments in Art over a cup of coffee with people from different fields and professions.
If you’re a bit exhausted walking around and carrying heavy books, take a break and scream Vingo! Win Flora de Filipinas’ 32 plates printed as separata. (It’s limited edition!)
Vinivining Vi Vi from Vibal’s Charot Tuesdays is ready to make live charutan with you! Laugh a little or laugh hard as she explains what the future holds through her Charot cards.
A whole new world is beheld in Vibal’s Chikiting Books booth located at the Second Floor. Little hands can scribble and color exciting activity sheets on playing mats all throughout the day. They can also make friends with the National Library of the Philippines’ mascots Melai and Anyot as they tell stories that teach children a lesson or two.
Meet and greet Chikiting Books authors and illustrators and have your newly purchased books signed.
More than two
The first two days of MIBF 2018 has been a blast. But brace yourself for so much more than the rain in the coming days.
Vibal offers exciting games and contests, meet and greets, coffee breaks and substantial talks, and storytelling and books signings.
Visit us at the Ground Floor of SMX Mall of Asia, Pasay City, between Aisles B and C, and our Chikiting Books booth at the 2nd Floor near the stage area. Enjoy 20% discount on any Vibal books, booklovers!
And with that, it’s time to brave the rain.