Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Religious and Academic Books Went on Sale at Philippine Academic Book Fair

Numerous religious and academic books were sold at fair prices during the 13th Philippine Academic Book Fair held last June 23 to 27, 2009 at the SM Megatrade Hall I, SM Megamall in Mandaluyong City.

Organized by the Academic Booksellers Association of the Philippines (ABAP), this year’s book fair carried the theme “The Filipino Booksellers: Responding To Academic and Information Needs In The Midst Of Global Challenges”.

Association of Local Colleges and Universities (ALCU) and the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila (PLM) President Atty. Adel Tamano, and University of the Philippines – Diliman Head University Librarian Prof. Salvacion Arlante led the ribbon cutting ceremony to signify the formal opening of the five day event.

Atty. Tamano talked about the importance of the reading culture today and how instrumental the booksellers are to address this issue. Meanwhile, Prof. Arlante shared about the UP Library experience with booksellers and how they have bridged the needs of the Library. ABAP President Mr. Lino Dagus briefly discuss the state of the Association and the book and publishing industry itself.

Filipino folk singer and composer Mr. Noel Cabangon also graced the occasion and serenaded the audience with his inspiring compositions.

This year’s fair featured 44 exhibitors in the book publishing and book selling. It became a perfect venue for librarians, students, professionals and book enthusiast and took advantage of purchasing new books sold at fair prices.

The 13th Philippine Academic Book Fair is co-organized by Primetrade Asia, Inc., and supported by the Department of Education and Commission on Higher Education with the following media partners: St. Paul Libreria, 99.5RT, 101.1 Yes!FM, and NU107.

For more information about the event, contact Primetrade Asia, Inc., at (632) 896-0661, 896-0682, fax (632) 896-0695, email: bookfair@primetradeasia.com or visit their website at http://www.primetradeasia.com/


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