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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)

A 'Hunger Games' prequel is coming out in 2020

Jun 18, 2019 - 8:54 AM

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

PREQUEL COMING. Scholastic and Suzanne Collins announce an upcoming prequel to 'The Hunger Games' trilogy. Image courtesy of Scholastic

#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

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'

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

Refugee's book written on WhatsApp wins Australia's richest literary prize

Feb 01, 2019 - 10:58 AM

The imprisoned Behrouz Boochani, a Kurd journalist and filmmaker, says he wrote his book 'No Friend But the Mountains: Writing from Manus Prison' bit-by-bit using WhatsApp

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Big Bad Wolf Book Sale: 11 days, 24 hours a day, 2 million books, up to 90% off

Jan 30, 2019 - 7:18 PM

Say goodbye to shelf space, say hello to joy

BOOK SALE. The Big Bad Wolf Book Sale is back with 2 million books. Rappler screenshot

'Big Bad Wolf,' the world’s biggest book sale, to visit Manila again

Jan 20, 2019 - 2:03 PM

The highly-awaited book sale is back in Manila from February 22 to March 4, bringing with it over 2 million new books and huge discounts

Leloy Claudio wins 2019 George McTavish Kahin Book Prize

Jan 19, 2019 - 2:00 PM

The Kahin Prize is given biennially to an 'outstanding scholar of Southeast Asian studies from any discipline or country specialization to recognize distinguished scholarly work on Southeast Asia beyond the author's first book'

Visprint Inc to close in 2021

Jan 15, 2019 - 7:45 AM

Visprint published the work of authors such as Manix Abrera and Bob Ong

'Green Book' writer apologizes for anti-Muslim tweet

Jan 12, 2019 - 9:56 AM

Nick Vallelonga was under fire for a 2015 tweet expressing support for false claims made by Trump that Muslims celebrated the 9/11 terror attacks

[OPINYON] Ang maging manunulat sa panahon ng smarter-than-user smartphone

Nov 27, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Wala na yatang nakaaalala na ang buwan ng Nobyembre ay Reading Month – kung paanong wala na ring nakakaalala kung paano magbasa nang marubdob, lalo na sa kagubatan ng social media

LOOK BACK: Stan Lee's iconic Marvel movie cameos

Nov 13, 2018 - 3:24 PM

Which cameo appearance of the great Stan Lee was your favorite?

FAST FACTS: Comics legend Stan Lee

Nov 13, 2018 - 12:22 PM

From why he changed his name, to how he almost quit writing comics – here are some interesting things to know about Stan Lee

LEGEND. Stan Lee lived a long and storied life. Photo from Twitter.com/TheRealStanLee

What does the state of your bookshelf say about you?

Nov 11, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Books tear down the walls of what society assumed to be fixed, or at least, could largely be demolished only by political or economic policies. Books are revolutionary in themselves.

Teacher behind Donsol's floating library asks for Adarna books for kids

Nov 10, 2018 - 8:00 AM

Ryan Homan wants to help children develop the habit of reading books in Donsol, Sorsogon

CRUSADE FOR LEARNING. Ryan Homan, crusader of Balsa-Basa and Educador Kariton, with volunteer teachers on the Donsol bridge. Photo by Rhaydz B. Barcia/Rappler

FULL LIST: 37th National Book Awards winners

Nov 06, 2018 - 4:14 PM

The National Book Development Board and the Manila Critics Circle have announced 2017's best books published in the Philippines

Mitch Albom's 'The Next Person You Meet in Heaven' hits bookshelves

Oct 10, 2018 - 12:30 AM

The in-demand sequel to Mitch Albom’s worldwide best-seller, ‘The Five People You Meet in Heaven,' is sure to once again tug at your heartstrings

Read your favorite Hans Christian Andersen fairy tales in Tagalog, as translated by Rizal

Oct 02, 2018 - 12:51 PM

Jose Rizal’s Filipino translations of classic Andersen tales will now be available for the public to read

Filipinos barely know if there are libraries near their homes

Oct 01, 2018 - 8:55 PM

Only 1 of 10 Filipinos aged 18 years and above borrows books from libraries, according to the 2017 National Book Development Board readership survey

LIBRARIES. Most Filipinos do not know if there are libraries near where the live. File photo from Wikipedia

Kids vs adults: Who reads more books?

Sep 28, 2018 - 2:00 PM

9 out of 10 Filipino kids spend over 13 hours per month reading 'non-school' books, says a National Book Development Board 2017 readership survey

LOVING READING. These children from Barangay San Jose in Donsol, Sorsogon developed the habit of reading books. Photo by Rhadyz Barcia/Rappler

Books will stay tax-exempt under Trabaho bill – DOF

Sep 25, 2018 - 2:35 PM

'Contrary to the wrong information spreading online, the Trabaho bill will not remove the VAT and customs duties exemption on the publication, sale, and importation of books,' says the Department of Finance

No phones for a night? See if you can do it at Echoes at the Warehouse

Sep 17, 2018 - 7:24 PM

The event is happening on September 22

DISCONNECT TO CONNECT. Echoes at the Warehouse asks people to put their phones down for a night in favor of fully living in the moment. Photo courtesy of Echoes

Read the stories of Lea Salonga, Clint Ramos, Robert Lopez in 'Barangay to Broadway'

Sep 17, 2018 - 6:43 PM

Lea Salonga, Robert Lopez, and Clint Ramos are part of the list of 'Barangay to Broadway: Filipino American Theater History'

Buyer's guide: Book Binge Bazaar bargains for every kind of reader

Sep 15, 2018 - 5:19 PM

Whether you're hoarding books or doing your Christmas shopping early, this book sale's got you covered

BOOK BINGE BAZAAR. Stock up on gifts for your entire family (or for yourself) at National Bookstore's drop-price sale. All photos by Amanda Lago/Rappler

Finding your calling through 'Project Purpose'

Sep 13, 2018 - 6:30 PM

Boris Joaquin and Renz Mansujeto will be signing copies of their book 'Project Purpose: Find Your Why to Find Your Way' at the 39th Manila International Book Fair

Score P75 books at this National Book Store bazaar

Sep 10, 2018 - 10:19 AM

The best part? Admission is free for the bazaar, which runs from September 14-16.

NATIONAL BOOK STORE. The book store announces an upcoming book bazaar. Screenshot from Facebook.com/nbsalert

Heads up, bookworms! Manila International Book Fair begins September 12

Sep 03, 2018 - 12:06 PM

The annual event – a treat for both educators and casual readers – will be held from September 12 to 16

BOOK FAIR. The Manila International Book Fair is now on its 39th year. File photo by Vernice L Tantuco/Rappler

World leaders ignore rights in China, says multi-awarded author

Aug 29, 2018 - 1:26 PM

Esteemed novelist Yan Lianke says Beijing needs to face up to its human rights issues, but visiting politicians 'don't really care about these things now'

EXILED. File photo shows Chinese author Yan Lianke, whose books are banned in his homeland, posing for photographers after receiving the Franz Kafka Award for 2014, in Prague. Photo by Michal Cizek/AFP

Leni recalls fond memories of Jesse at launch of his biography

Aug 28, 2018 - 9:55 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo leads the launch in Makati City of the book 'Jesse Robredo: His Story,' written by award-winning author Criselda Yabes

LENI REMEMBERS JESSE. Vice President Leni Robredo delivers a speech during the launch of Jesse Robredo: His Story biography on August 28, 2018. All photos by OVP

Hoarding time: Books for P5 at Anvil Publishing warehouse sale

Aug 10, 2018 - 11:34 AM

The sale runs from August 10 to September 9

BOOK SALE. The Anvil Publishing Warehouse sale is now open. Image courtesy of Anvil Publishing

SCHEDULE: Marites Vitug’s ‘Rock Solid’ book launches, talks

Aug 02, 2018 - 3:10 PM

Interested readers can listen to the author, a veteran journalist and Rappler editor-at-large, and buy ‘Rock Solid: How the Philippines Won Its Maritime Case against China’ at these events in the Philippines and abroad

WATCH: Marvel stars, Pinoy art, endless cosplay at AsiaPOP Comicon Manila 2018

Jul 28, 2018 - 10:57 PM

The comic convention is a celebration for the Pinoy geek community

SPIDER-FAN. Cosplayers come in droves to AsiaPOP Comicon Manila 2018. All photos by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Cosplayers come full circle at Netflix's 'Riverdale' booth

Jul 28, 2018 - 6:57 PM

The Tiny Trio take their Josie and the Pussycats cosplay to the next level

JOSIE AND THE PUSSYCATS. The Tiny Trio take on the singing group from Archie Comics. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Grab: Micab's phantom booking allegations 'appear to have malicious intent'

Jul 27, 2018 - 8:55 PM

Grab says they will consider legal action if the allegations continue

BRIAN CU. Brian Cu of Grab Philippines country head together with his department heads during press conference in Quezon City. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler