Manila International Book Fair 2021 begins September 30

Bookworms, it’s time to save up – the Manila International Book Fair returns online this year. 

Organizers announced in a Facebook post on Friday, September 3, that the annual book fair will be held from September 30 to October 4.

Further details about the event have yet to be announced but organizers said to bookmark their website for the latest news. 

This will be the second year that the event will be held fully online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Last year, organizers called the event the Manila International Online Book Fair, a fully digital edition. 

It was initially set from November 24-30, 2020 but was extended until January 3, 2021. Aside from a wide range of literary pieces, the MIBF 2020 also launched various conferences and online forums on their Facebook and Youtube platforms. 

MIBF is one of the biggest and longest-running book fairs in the Philippines. The 2019 edition, held at the SMX Convention Center, Pasay City, featured more than 200 local and foreign publishers and booksellers and 450 booths. The five-day event also held seminars, workshops, book signings, and a Fandom Fest.  – Rappler.com