Bookworms, rejoice! Because today, the 40th Manila International Book Fair has officially begun!

Happening now at the SMX Convention Center, the Manila International Book Fair (popularly called MIBF) takes pride for being the country’s biggest and longest-running book fair.

This 2019, MIBF is celebrating its 40th year of showcasing the largest and most diverse collection of literature. We can already smell the unique scent of all those books!

Manila International Book Fair

Being a gathering for readers, educators, and writers, both established and new, everyone is treated with big discounts! There are also different activities such as workshops, book signings, and seminars.

The book fair will run Wednesday to Sunday, starting from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM in the evening. There is still plenty of time for you to acquire your tickets from your favorite store!

How to get tickets?

As far as we know, a lot of exhibitors in the book fair give out free tickets for the event. After all, they want you to check out what they are offering! You can also look at their websites or check their Facebook accounts for announcements on discounted prices for their collections.

Here we have MIBF’s full updated list of exhibitors.


If you want a more convenient option (since their branches are everywhere), popular book stores Fully Booked and National Book Store are also both offering free entrance passes to the event.

Here’s how you can get your free pass to the MIBF:

  • For National Book Store, you can get your free entrance pass by going to your nearest NBS branch. Simply ask the staff for the tickets and they’ll know what to do! OR, you could also print your own pass by clicking this link.
  • For Fully Booked, just go to your nearest branch and ask their customer service for the free tickets.

Para ‘di ka na mangarag, bes. 

However, if while reading this you are already preparing or even at the venue, we still got you! The price of the tickets is 50 PHP for the regular rate and 40 PHP for students. *wink*

Are you planning to go to the 40th MIBF this week? Tag your bookworm friend in the comments down below! Or share with us your thoughts through our Facebook or Twitter @UDoUPh.