I was super excited about the book fair. After all, I missed the event last year. My goal was to buy bargain children’s books. Take note, bargain! I want to rampage through shelves to look for a good deal. I think I did fine. But I’m a bit disappointed as I wasn’t able to get a lot of children’s book. Majority of my purchase was travel books. Impulse buying instincts kicked in to guide me.
First store I’ve purchased in is Goodwill, where I got 6 travel books, this is the first time I see Hongkong travel book at a discounted price. I immediately picked up the remaining books on sale. 100 pesos each. What a bargain!
Next stop Ilaw ng Tahanan. I was seeing a few more Tagalog books but they were a bit expensive. I bought this book from them at 50 Php.
We stopped by Adarna House, I got husband a shirt for 250 Php. It was super cute. A katipunero cat. A bought a few bargain books as well at 35 each. Since I’m a super fan of Itlog na Bilog, I bought the whole selection as they don’t sell it individually anymore. It’s nostalgic. I love it since I was a kid. The have a promotion that they would provide freebies if you comment on their picture in Facebook But the marketing team wasn’t there when I purchased, hence I didn’t get the freebie. Booo. The only freebies I got are stickers.
At National Bookstore, I really splurged. I used my credit card. As I was saving my cash for other stores that don’t have credit card machines. Here, another set of travel books enticed me. Priced at 75 and 100. I got the New Moon comics, a Dan Ariely book, and William and Kate Book. I was able to buy the Chinese book here. I was expecting more shops to sell Chinese books but I was disappointed. For the freebies, I got tons of bags.
After National Bookstore, the only store I was able to purchase in was Anvil. The store offers 80% off and it was crazy in there, you have to literally search through stuff to get bargains.
There goes my book fair experience. Initially, I was planning to go back on Saturday but I change my mind. Seems I was able to go through everything I want. One observation, there are lots of Religious books. In fact majority of the authors who has book signing are related to religious books. I was expecting more discounts from Filipino books but there’s not much. A lot of books for children’s education as well but it’s super expensive. There was a booth who offers box all you can for 500 Php but the selection of books is limited. National Bookstore offers 20% off the books.
Before going home, we passed by Booksale and I got two more books. The Personality Paper is widely sold in National, I was able to get it for 55 Php. Super happy!