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IN PHOTOS: 38th National Book Awards ceremony

Dec 01, 2019 - 6:41 PM

Rappler's Marites Vitug and Thought Leaders columnist Joselito de los Reyes are among those recognized at the awarding ceremony

The 38th National Book Awards at the National Museum of Fine Arts on November 23, 2019.

Ang kuwento ng dalawang Antonio

Nov 30, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Magkapatid sa sining, at kapwa isinilang nang Nobyembre, si Lamberto Antonio ay iniluklok kamakailan sa Hall of Fame ng Palanca, habang si Teo Antonio ang paksa ng librong nanalo ng National Book Award

From 10 cents to $1.26 million: First Marvel comic sets auction record

Nov 22, 2019 - 6:21 PM

1939's 'Marvel Comics No. 1' issue was produced in 1939 and is considered the ‘Big Bang’ of the Marvel Comics Superhero Universe

A young Filipino-American comes of age as Duterte’s drug war rages on

Nov 17, 2019 - 6:00 PM

How young adult novel 'The Patron Saints of Nothing' tackles the drug war, intergenerational relations, and the search for identity amid the Filipino-American diaspora

Stanley Chi releases new book 'Love is Landian with Effort'

Nov 08, 2019 - 7:30 AM

Landi responsibly, kids

YA novel about Duterte's 'drug war' nominated for CILIP Carnegie Medal

Nov 05, 2019 - 10:41 AM

This is the second major international award for the novel, written by Filipino-American Randy Ribay

FINALIST. The YA novel, written by Filipino-American Randy Ribay, is a finalist in this year's National Book Awards. File photo by Rappler

Rappler’s Marites Vitug, Joselito de los Reyes win 38th National Book Awards

Nov 04, 2019 - 8:58 PM

Marites Dañguilan Vitug’s ‘Rock Solid: How the Philippines Won Its Maritime Case against China’ is Best Book in Journalism and Joselito D. de los Reyes’s ‘Finding Teo: Tula/Talambuhay’ is Best Book of Nonfiction Prose in Filipino

Capitalism with Chinese characteristics

Oct 23, 2019 - 12:00 PM

The strengths of Chinese-style capitalism have also been its vulnerabilities

BUILDING UP. Workers erect scaffolding at a construction site in Beijing on October 22, 2019. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

LOOK: 'Ignited' comic book series tackles mass shootings with superheroes

Oct 18, 2019 - 12:00 PM

U.S.-French comic book 'Ignited' is penned by former Marvel and DC writers and tells the fictional story of 6 teens who survive a high school shooting and develop superpowers

Remember a time when Filipino film criticism was alive and well with ‘Break It to Me Gently’

Oct 11, 2019 - 11:59 AM

The book, by Richard Bolisay, will be launched on October 19 at QCinema festival.

Pia Wurtzbach is writing a novel inspired by her own pageant experience

Oct 10, 2019 - 3:32 PM

Which is fiction, which is real life? We'll have to wait for the book to come out.

YA novel set in Duterte's 'drug war' among finalists in 2019 National Book Awards

Oct 09, 2019 - 1:40 PM

'Patron Saints of Nothing' tells the story of a Filipino-American who comes back home after a cousin is killed in Duterte's 'drug war'

FINALIST. The YA novel, written by Filipino-American Randy Ribay, is a finalist in this year's National Book Awards. File photo by Rappler

A teen's thoughts on 'Si Janus Silang at ang Hiwagang may Dalawang Mukha'

Oct 09, 2019 - 9:58 AM

I remember about 4 years ago, I came home one day to find two new books from my father. It was parts one and two of the Janus Silang books. I loved them. I realized that the series has become a part of my life now.

Turkey rules 'Rebel Girls' children's book be treated as porn

Oct 05, 2019 - 10:41 AM

'Some stories will have a detrimental influence on the minds of those under the age of 18,' the Turkish government says about 'Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls', a series of inspiring stories about women of history for young children

Rappler editor, columnist finalists for 38th National Book Awards

Sep 29, 2019 - 12:51 PM

Shorlisted are Marites Dañguilan Vitug’s ‘Rock Solid: How the Philippines Won Its Maritime Case against China’ as Best Book in Journalism and Joselito D. Delos Reyes’s ‘Finding Teo: Tula/Talambuhay’ as Best Book of Nonfiction Prose in Filipino

Finding salvation through the patron saints of nothing

Sep 28, 2019 - 5:34 PM

Randy Ribay’s 'Patron Saints of Nothing' – which looks at Duterte’s war on drugs from a Filipino-American teenager's point of view – is longlisted in the National Book Awards 2019 for Young People's Literature in the U.S.

From Mt. Cloud Bookshop's Facebook page

How many times have you reread Harry Potter?

Sep 25, 2019 - 5:55 PM

Maybe you’ve got some lines memorized by heart

Got a bookshelf full of books you haven’t read yet?

Sep 18, 2019 - 6:29 PM

Doing a Marie Kondo on our bookshelves? Perish the thought!

Adarna House’s newest book will urge you to stand up to social injustices

Sep 13, 2019 - 12:23 PM

‘Al sur de la Alameda’ will be formally launched at the Manila International Book Fair on September 15

MULTI-AWARDED. Lola Larra’s Al sur de la Alameda has won several awards including Best Juvenile Novel by Babelia, El País, 2014, Publishing Award by the Cámara Chilena del Libro, 2014, and White Ravens List, 2014. All photos by Jerico Torres/Rappler

Filipinos still into books, according to survey

Sep 11, 2019 - 5:39 PM

Despite being constantly online, most Filipinos still find time to enjoy a good book or two

Here's a sneak peek of 'Bertong Badtrip' and 'Filipino Heroes League Book 3'

Sep 10, 2019 - 8:34 PM

The two books will be available starting Sept 11 at Manila International Book Fair

10 World War II books for woke Pinoys

Sep 07, 2019 - 9:06 AM

Five titles are recommended by Mike Villa-Real, the senior vice president of the Veteran’s Bank, and 5 are from author Frank Cimatu's collection

Fox to turn ‘The Five People You Meet in Heaven’ into TV series

Aug 29, 2019 - 1:31 PM

Mitch Albom's best-selling novel is coming back to life on the small screen!

Kenny Leck: Living the book lover's dream

Aug 20, 2019 - 9:46 AM

He dreams of building a street of bookstores. But for now, he makes sure that the one bookstore he has is a home to passionate local authors and more importantly, a window to Singapore’s literary soul.

J.D. Salinger’s works to finally go digital

Aug 14, 2019 - 11:43 AM

E-book versions of Salinger's 4 books, including 'The Catcher in the Rye' will be available soon

Lea Salonga is part of children's book about Broadway stars

Jul 28, 2019 - 2:33 PM

Lea is among the Broadway stars included in the book 'A is for Audra: Broadway's Leading Ladies from A to Z'

Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

PSA bookworms: Books for Less to hold Warehouse Sale in August

Jul 18, 2019 - 6:22 PM

Get those book-hoarding budgets ready for another sale!

Explainer: The Sandman Comics Series

Jul 09, 2019 - 4:30 PM

Here’s a beginner-friendly guide to the critically-lauded series

38th National Book Awards opens nominations

Jul 08, 2019 - 1:10 PM

PRESS RELEASE: All National Book Development Board (NBDB)-registered publishers and self-published authors are welcome to submit their nominations. Books in Filipino or English published in 2018 are eligible for the award

Bookworms, it's time to save up for the Manila International Book Fair 2019

Jul 02, 2019 - 5:40 PM

Get ready for 5 days of book hoarding fun this September!

Joanne Ramos' 'The Farm' is an eerie depiction of just how far OFWs would go for a loved one

Jun 19, 2019 - 10:00 AM

Joanne Ramos's debut novel is disturbingly close to the reality of many Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW)

'Hunger Games' prequel 'The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes' coming out in 2020

Jun 18, 2019 - 8:54 AM

(UPDATED) No tributes needed – the prequel comes out May 19, 2020

#AskTheTaxWhiz: Handling books of accounts

Jun 05, 2019 - 5:30 PM

The Philippine Tax Whiz discusses the guidelines for handling books of accounts

Tech giants vow to double number of women managers by 2022

May 15, 2019 - 11:31 PM

Alibaba, BNP Paribas, Booking.com, IBM, L'Oreal and Uber were some of the high-profile companies to sign a pledge at the second 'Tech For Good' summit taking place in Paris

Maurice Levy (L), chairman of the Supervisory Board of Publicis Groupe, IBM TECH FOR GOOD. President and CEO Virginia Rometty (C) and Jean-Paul Agon CEO of L'Oreal arrive ahead of a "Tech For Good" meetup at Hotel Marigny in Paris on May 15, 2019, held to discuss good conduct for technology giants. Photo by Bertrand Guay/AFP


Book on Martial Law launched: 'It is happening again'

May 05, 2019 - 3:55 PM

The newly launched book 'To Be in History: Dark Days of Authoritarianism' aims to remind Filipinos about the struggle for freedom during the Marcos regime

UNITED. Mary Racelis, one of the contributors of the book, responds to the audience in behalf of all the authors seated on the platform during the 'To Be in History: Dark Days of Authoritarianism' launch on May 2. Photo by Maria Gabriela Aquino/Rappler

UAE's Sharjah named 2019 World Book Capital

Apr 25, 2019 - 8:30 AM

Sharjah is named as the 2019 World Book Capital under the recommendation of The International Publishers Associations and The International Federation of Library Association and Institutions

This handout picture released by Sharjah World book 2019 shows the opening ceremony of the UNESCO's World Book Capital for 2019, in Sharjah, on April 23, 2019. - The restive UAE city of Sharjah took the mantle as UNESCO's World Book Capital for 2019 late Tuesday, launching a series of cultural programmes aimed at both locals and expatriates. (Photo by - / Sharjah World book 2019 / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / SOURCE / Sharjah World book 2019" - NO MARKETING - NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

Philippines among countries that buy books most often – Picodi report

Apr 17, 2019 - 7:52 PM

Almost 7 in 10 Filipino respondents in a report by the e-commerce platform say they buy at least one book a year

'Call Me By Your Name' author confirms book sequel 'Find Me'

Mar 22, 2019 - 7:06 PM

Fans of author André Aciman's novel will be able to spend more time with Elio and Oliver again in the sequel titled 'Find Me', available on October 29

Enjoy up to 80% off on books at National Book Store's Warehouse Sale 2019

Mar 22, 2019 - 3:09 PM

Bookworms, heads up! Get those wallets ready for March

‘Bird Box’ is getting a sequel – well, the book is

Mar 21, 2019 - 4:29 PM

Author Josh Malerman says that 'Bird Box 2' will focus more on the story of Malorie and the mysterious creatures

They spoke to dozens of jailed extremists, and here's what they learned

Mar 12, 2019 - 7:00 AM

The Philippines confines terrorists on trial away from other types of crime suspects. Filipino and Australian researchers say this approach might only intensify the inmates' extremism.

The Oscars, 'Green Book,' and Best Picture nominees which should have won but didn’t

Mar 07, 2019 - 9:00 PM

Let's try to unpack what happened at this year's Oscars

Comic book writer Marjorie Liu: 'Comics have never been just for boys'

Mar 02, 2019 - 4:30 PM

Who else can say that she's the first ever female to win the Best Writer Eisner Award? Only Marjorie Liu, bestselling author of the 'Monstress' comic book series

Disney villains series heading to Disney+

Feb 28, 2019 - 7:21 PM

‘Book of Enchantments’ will tell the origin stories of your favorite Disney villains – Ursula, Maleficent, and the Wicked Queen included

'Green Book' Best Picture win overshadows diverse Oscars

Feb 26, 2019 - 10:30 AM

Critics see the civil rights dramedy 'Green Book' as 'whitesplaining' racial politics

Oscars 2019: Controversial race drama 'Green Book' grabs top prize at Oscars

Feb 25, 2019 - 2:03 PM

The movie takes home 3 awards, including Best Supporting Actor for Mahershala Ali

Oscars 2019: 'Green Book' wins Best Picture

Feb 25, 2019 - 12:20 PM

'Green Book' wins over 7 other Best Picture nominees

Screenshot from YouTube/Universal Pictures

Oscars 2019: Mahershala Ali wins Best Supporting Actor

Feb 25, 2019 - 10:29 AM

The actor wins for his role in the movie 'Green Book'

Screenshot from YouTube/Universal Pictures

WATCH: Behind the doors of the 2019 Big Bad Wolf Book Sale

Feb 21, 2019 - 3:00 PM

The massive book sale opens in Manila for the second year in a row

BIG BAD WOLF. The massive book sale returns to Manila with 2 million books. Photo by Amanda Lago/Rappler

COA wants probe into DepEd Western Visayas' P68-M supplies purchase

Feb 13, 2019 - 1:55 PM

Book Craft Publishing says it has yet to receive payment for educational supplies delivered to divisions of the Department of Education's Western Visayas office in 2005