After what feels like forever, the Big Bad Wolf (BBW) Book Sale is finally returning to Manila.
The brainchild of BookXcess founders Jacqueline Ng and Andrew Yap, this year’s edition marks the 10th year of what is touted as the world’s biggest sale of excess and remaindered books, “making reading affordable and accessible.”
“Big Bad Wolf is not just someone selling books. We are an advocacy for reading,” Ng explains during the event’s press conference today. “The purpose of bringing huge volumes and selections of books is to excite and inspire everyone, readers and non-readers alike.”
Here’s what to expect at the 2019 edition of the book sale.
The good ol’ BBW that we know
A round the clock sale at the World Trade Center with unbelievably huge discounts on books across different genres? That’s the Big Bad Wolf that we know and it’s exactly what you can experience from February 22 ’til March 4. Entrance is still free, so anyone can walk check out Just a few notes from our experience last year: Wear comfy clothes and shoes and bring a luggage plus tons of cash.
Due to insistent public demand, the BBW team is set to bring 2 million books in 20,000 titles in these genres: young adult fiction, romance, science fiction, crime thriller, business, self-help, architecture, design, cooking, children’s fiction, and activity books. Hint: There will be Dan Brown titles and Harry Potter sets in the sale this year.
If you thought that the books from last year’s sale was insanely affordable, get excited. Discounts start at 50% to as high as 90% off.
Augmented reality books
No need to hide from all the kids (AKA inaanak and pamangkin) you owe a Christmas gift to. BBW is bringing, for the first time in Manila, kiddie augmented reality (AR) books from Little Hippo. Through the app, which is free for download, the book’s characters come to life speaking, singing, and even dancing. All six titles, including Little Red Riding Hood and Goldilocks and the Three Bears, will be exclusive to the sale for P290.
A cause worth supporting
The sale’s massive success last year has resulted to a total donation of P5 million to Gawad Kalinga (GK), a Philippine-based poverty alleviation and nation-building movement. The amount has been able to impact communities “deeply,” as GK executive director Luis Oquinena describes it, through building and refurnishing libraries in many GK communities. This year, the cause continues.
You’ll never go hungry again while hoarding all the books you want at the sale. Oquinena is happy to let book junkies know that you will be able to feed your tummy as much as your brain as food sellers will be present during the sale.
Are you excited to score awesome deals at the Big Bad Wolf sale?
Watch last year’s edition here:
Featured Image by Madel Crudo