We probably all heard about the first Big Bad Wolf Book Sale last year. Held at the World Trade Center in Pasay, this 24-hour sale piqued the interest of bookworms and passerby alike. But it looks like they have more to offer this time around.
The sale will start from Feb. 22 ’til March 4 at the World Trade Center. For Big Bad Wolf’s 10th year anniversary, they are bringing the celebration to Manila by making two million books available for purchase. Jacqueline Ng of Big Bad Wolf Book Sale also revealed that they’ll return to Cebu and Davao this year. She continues by saying that they would be taking the sale to “remote locations in the Philippines where access for books is scarce” as well.
“If we can sell two million books to non-readers, that counters [the negativity in the country]. Not everything is okay [right now], but there are so many good things as well,”
Expect a wide range of 20,000 titles spanning from various genres. From classic titles to young adult fiction, the book sale will even launch new titles that will be made available to Manila for the first time.
“In response to customer demand, the Big Bad Wolf Book Sale is bringing in more young adult fiction, romance, science fiction, crime thriller, business, self-help, architecture, design, cooking, children’s fiction, and activity books, among others,” their release reads.
During their press con, they previewed some titles that will be available for purchase in this year’s sale. And we’re not joking—the sale has something for everyone. Here are some of the titles that made an appearance: The Complete Illustrated Stories of Sherlock Holmes, Strange Fascination: David Bowie, The Definitive Story, The All-New All-Different X-Men Pop-Up, The Canterville Ghost, The Happy Prince, and Other Stories, The Hobbit, Eleanor and Park, and the list goes on.
If there are broke bookworms out there, don’t fret. The book sale will have discounts over 90 percent throughout numerous titles. So whatever your allotted budget is, coming home empty-handed seems impossible. The goal of Big Bad Wolf Books in their book sales is not to isolate, but rather to encourage people to read on, especially in our political climate where it seems that knowledge is frowned upon.
“Our country continues to face issues. A recent example is the bombings over at the South. For something like Gawad Kalinga, it sucks the passion from you. We need events that can inspire hope. If we can sell two million books to non-readers, that counters [the negativity in the country]. Not everything is okay [right now], but there are so many good things as well,” Louis Oquiña of Gawad Kalinga, in partnership with Big Bad Wolf Books, explains. “It’s about inspiring the hearts and minds of the next generation’s leaders.”
There are a lot of motivators why people might want to drop by the sale; cheap books, great titles, dismantling the socio-political negativity that plagues us, among the many other reasons to list down. So if you’re looking for a sign to go to this year’s Big Bad Wolf Book Sale, this is definitely it.
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