For the first time in Big Bad Wolf days, it had howled in Manila. Prior visiting Manila, Big Bad Wolf had been frequently traveling to countries like Indonesia, Thailand, Sri Lanka and to where it had originated, in Malaysia. It was more of an advocacy to make people get interested in books, to let and keep them experience the joy of reading and most especially to let readers enjoy it in a more affordable price. The event started on Feb 16, 2018 and had lasted until Feb 25, 2018.
We weren’t able to visit on the first day it had opened. It was the 7th night. I was sure I had already missed some good titles. Nevertheless, I still wanted to go. I wanted to check how great collections they had brought.
These were all the readers who have swarmed the place. I admitted, it was quite difficult to browse the books. Maybe because I didn’t have any specific book to buy. I was just hoping I’d get anything that could be interesting.
As much as the organisers wanted to put everything in order, it cannot be prevented. They wished readers could return back the book to its place should they no longer want it. However , probably, the place was too big, the reader might already forgot where’d he got it in the first place. He had no choice but to leave it as is. Good thing, they had provided a sorting area, all unwanted books were left there. You can also browse from there.
There were a lot of collections for kids. Like, really a lot. Story books, activity books, board books, picture books and pop-ups. Name it and they had it. It was very overwhelming. I wish I could get more. But, I knew I can only get a few. I had to control myself. I cannot go over budget. Hihi.
We had no problem in paying. There were a lot of counters available for payment. We didn’t need to go through long queue.
After hours of browsing, these are the copies that I’ve got. I am happy so as my kids. We love them.
The experience was great. This is one of the best things I like to do, just walk around a bookstore and check anything and everything inside, as long as my husband can wait. Hehe. My time is up once he gets tired already. So husband, please be patient.