The only book fair in the country that gives sole focus to the education market, the Philippine Academic Book Fair – organized by the Academic Booksellers Association of the Philippines (ABAP) and co-organized by Primetrade Asia Inc.– will gather school officials, librarians, teachers, professionals, reviewers, tutors, and book enthusiasts on July 24 to 26 at the Megatrade Hall 1 of SM Megamall in Mandaluyong City
Exhibitors include Academic Book Sales, Inc.; Alexan Commercial; Aquarian Books and Novelties; Ateneo de Manila University Press; Book Trends Enterprises; C & E Publishing, Inc.; Catholic Book Center; CD Books International, Inc.; Cengage Learning; Creative Mind Books Center; CRW Marketing Services for Publishers, Inc.; Curriculum Planning and Development; F & J de Jesus, Inc.; Fastbooks Educational Supply, Inc.; Felnor Citibank; Metrobank & Union Bank; and Forefront Book Co., Inc.
Tons of items are up for sale from this year’s exhibitors, including a mix of books, magazines, journals, and other learning materials. The fair will also feature other forms of media such as e-books and audiobooks .
Also joining the book fair are Golden Books Services, Inc.; IBC Book Consolidators, Inc.; Linar Educational Materials, Inc.; Manila Bulletin Publishing Corporation; Megatexts Phil., Inc.; Mind Mover Publishing House, Inc.; Paulines; Phoenix Educational Systems, Inc.; Reader's Knowledge Bookstore; Rex Book Store, Inc.; University of the Philippines Press; and YFE Worldwide Logistics, Inc.
The 23rd Philippine Academic Book Fair will also host two seminars by the Philippine Association of Academic and Research Librarians.
On July 24, Janice Peñaflor and Juan Martin Guasch will discuss “Building 21st Century Collections: Approaches and Practices” while “Financial Literacy for Librarians” will be the highlight on July 25.