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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

(7th UPDATE) 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

APCC 'closet cosplay' tips from Canvas Cosplay

Jul 26, 2018 - 12:32 PM

If you want to dress up for AsiaPop Comicon but haven't been able to plan it, all you need are some wardrobe basics and your imagination

CANVAS COSPLAY. Philip Odango, also known as Canvas Cosplay, is known for cosplaying as Maui from Disney's 'Moana.' Photo from Instagram.com/canvascosplay

Lorenzana starting to sound like China, says Del Rosario

Jul 25, 2018 - 8:18 AM

Former foreign secretary Albert del Rosario hits the defense chief for calling the Philippines' Hague victory 'empty'

'ROCK SOLID.' Former foreign secretary Albert del Rosario attends the book launch of Marites Dañguilan Vitug's book 'Rock Solid' on July 25, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Micab CEO claims Grab PH behind 'phantom bookings' on its platform

Jul 24, 2018 - 8:20 PM

Eddie Ybañez, Micab CEO, says the number of 'phantom bookings' has already reached 29,000 since June

Photo of Eddie Ybañez by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler

Rappler editor launches landmark book on Philippines-China case

Jul 24, 2018 - 7:34 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Rappler editor-at-large Marites Dañguilan Vitug unveils the book 'Rock Solid,' the first of its kind about the Philippines' victory over the South China Sea, at the Ateneo de Manila University

LANDMARK BOOK. 'Rock Solid,' authored by award-winning journalist Marites Dañguilan Vitug, is the first of its kind on the Philippines' case against China over the South China Sea. Photo of Vitug by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Getting started with genre fiction

Jul 20, 2018 - 6:39 PM

Are you a fan of horror, fantasy, and sci-fi? We’ve got some literary recommendations for you

Black Panther's sister Shuri gets own spin-off comic

Jul 18, 2018 - 10:29 AM

The comic spin-off features Shuri stepping into a bigger role

Marvel Studios' BLACK PANTHER..Shuri (Letitia Wright)..Ph: Film Frame..©Marvel Studios 2018

Going to the ‘heart of Unclos’

Jul 16, 2018 - 5:35 PM

Excerpts from ‘Rock Solid: How the Philippines Won Its Maritime Case against China,’ which will be launched on Wednesday, July 18, at the Ateneo de Manila University

Deadline extended: Nominations for the 37th National Book Awards

Jul 11, 2018 - 4:33 PM

PRESS RELEASE: All entries and required attachments must be submitted to the NBDB office on or before July 20, 2018 at 5 pm. Books mailed from outside Metro Manila will be accepted if postmarked July 20, 2018.

Neal Adams' advice to aspiring artists, and what he thinks of 'Arrow'

Jul 01, 2018 - 7:00 AM

The artist, know for his works with various DC Comics and Marvel characters shares what he thinks is important to be a comic artist

Toycon presscon at Mall of Asia. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Want to read more Filipino literature? Here's where to start

Jun 29, 2018 - 4:02 PM

Novels? Komiks? Here are some Filipino favorites you could avail online

Jessica Henwick cancels appearance at AsiaPOP Comicon 2018

Jun 29, 2018 - 1:47 PM

The 'Game of Thrones' and 'Iron Fist' actress will no longer attend due to 'unforeseen circumstances'

JESSICA HENWICK. The actress cancels her appearance at APCC Manila 2018. Photo from Facebook.com/MarvelsIronFist

More than a book fair at Komura's second run

Jun 20, 2018 - 12:30 PM

The book fair continues to serve up unique experiences with another round at Makati's Warehouse Eight

BEEHIVE. The Komura scene buzzes with energy. All photos by Amanda Lago/Rappler

Libro, hindi bala: Fundraising book sale to be held for peasant children

Jun 15, 2018 - 10:13 AM

PRESS RELEASE: Organizations are coming together to help ease the suffering of fellow farmers in other parts of the country

LOOK: New book covers for 'Harry Potter' 20th anniversary

Jun 12, 2018 - 10:35 AM

The new paperback covers, by bestselling author and award-winning artist Brian Selznick, are set to hit shelves in July – Harry's birth month

HARRY POTTER. New covers commemorate the 20th anniversary of the book series. Images courtesy of Scholastic Asia.

‘Journalism, F*ke News and Disinformation’: Fighting back is now mission critical

Jun 09, 2018 - 4:36 PM

Journalists need to ramp up their coverage of disinformation actors, even outside of election periods. They can partner with others, including communities, in combating pollution of the information environment.

The ’Big Ideas Simply Explained’ books explained

Jun 01, 2018 - 7:32 PM

These bestsellers have caught the eye of both students and lifelong learners

George R.R. Martin’s ‘The Ice Dragon’ book to be turned into animated movie

May 24, 2018 - 1:04 PM

Deadline reports that Warner Bros is set to produce the animated film of 'The Ic e Dragon,' with George R.R. Martin as producer

US writer George R.R Martin, author of the book series Game of Thrones, speaks during a conference at the Guadalajara International Book Fair in Guadalajara, Mexico on December 2, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / STR

Resolve 'cultural friction' to achieve peace – Bautista

May 22, 2018 - 5:52 PM

During the launch of the army's Marawi book series, 'Marawi and beyond: The joint task force Marawi story', Commanding General Rolando Joselito Bautista says that what was clear to them from the start of the war was 'human rights must be saved at all costs'

PEACE. Commanding General Rolando Joselito Bautista gives a speech at the launch of the Philippine Army's Marawi book series. Photo by Sofia Tomacruz/Rappler

The week in photos: May 5-12, 2018

May 13, 2018 - 11:36 AM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

Supreme Court on May11, 2018 voting on the quo warranto case against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

'The Charcoal Confessions': Nancy Binay writes book on cyberbullying

Apr 17, 2018 - 2:20 PM

The book is currently titled '45 Handy Tips Towards Healing: The Nancy Binay Charcoal Confessions' and could be released before the 2019 campaign

 Photo by Angie de Silva

The week in photos: April 7-13, 2018

Apr 14, 2018 - 2:13 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg arrives to testify before a joint hearing of the US Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee and Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill, April 10, 2018 in Washington, DC. / AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSON

Duterte on Sereno, Duterte apologizes to Hong Kong, Comey’s book | Midday wRap

Apr 13, 2018 - 12:16 PM

Watch Rappler's midday newscast with Marguerite de Leon

Ex-FBI chief Comey: Trump ran White House like a 'mob boss'

Apr 13, 2018 - 9:42 AM

Former FBI director James Comey also says in a new book that President Donald Trump lives in 'a cocoon of alternative reality' that he tried to pull others around him into

COMEY. In this file photo, then FBI Director James Comey prepares to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, May 3, 2017. File photo by Jim Watson/AFP

Ed Lingao launches group in honor of late daughter

Apr 06, 2018 - 7:08 PM

The group launches two books – 'What Do You See Ellie' and 'Appreciating Art'

World's largest publisher of children's books holds warehouse sale

Apr 03, 2018 - 7:08 PM

Scholastic has a 3 for P100 promo on selected books

Thriller writer Philip Kerr dies aged 62

Mar 24, 2018 - 9:06 PM

Kerr is the creator of Nazi-era thrillers featuring detective Bernie Gunther

PHILIP KERR, 62. Photo from Wikimedia Commons

Coming up roses: Instituto Cervantes holds Dia del Libro 2018

Mar 23, 2018 - 8:43 PM

This year, rewrite a classic Spanish novel, collect roses, and browse through thousands of books

DIA DEL LIBRO. Many book lovers head to the event every year to celebrate International Book Day. Photo courtesy of Instituto Cervantes