Looking for new reads? After celebrating Independence Day just a few days ago, it only seems fitting to explore the abundance of Filipino books out there. Whatever genre you’re into—be it self-help, adventure, or romance- there are plenty of brilliant local works to choose from.
From June 19-21, you can check out the Aklatan Book Fair on Shopee to add local literature to your reading list. Even if you can’t visit in-person book fairs again just yet, you can still enjoy perusing a wide selection at the online book fair. The best part is, you can get discounts up to 90% off!
Support local authors by checking out the following titles:
Enjoy tales of local mythology set in modern times. Go along with Alexandra Trese’s encounters with monsters and demons in Trese: Bloodlines, read Nick Joaquin’s fascinating anthologies on mythical creatures in May Tiktik sa Bubong, May Sigbin sa Silong, follow a steampunk quest set in a dystopian Intramuros in the comic book Incognito, and tag along an action-filled mythical adventure in Si Janus Silang at ang Pitumpu’t Pitong Pusong.
In the mood for a lighthearted, feel-good read? Feel amused and touched by turns with a series of love stories in Para Kay B, enjoy a kilig-worthy high school romance in Ang Mutya ng Section E, and follow an ordinary girl’s journey to success in both her career and relationships in That Promdi Girl.
We could all do with a little guidance in life from time to time. Spruce up your cooking skills with Dishkarte sa Kusina, learn more about the psychology of money with Why Financial Education Alone Does Not Work, and take a little time to reflect by reading motivational speaker Francis Kong’s ruminations on family, work, and self-improvement in All That Matters.
Want to encourage your little ones to discover the wonderful world of books? You’ll both enjoy a touching story of motherly love with Inay, Inaaay Ko!, learn more about sharing in Hating Kapatid, and recognize the value of hard work in Ang Langgam at Ang Tipaklong.
Enjoy a series of creative works by local writers and artists with these picks. Komiks Cum Laude features works from 15 student creators from the Komiket Awards, while Sacada contains an experimental catalog of doodles, poetry, and quotes coupled with eccentric photographs.
For more amazing deals on books by local authors, visit the Aklatan Book Fair on Shopee this June 19-21.
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