It’s been nearly seven months since the Philippines implemented a nationwide lockdown due to COVID-19. In this time, the world as we know it has already changed, and we have been living in a virtual reality wherein most of our activities take place on the internet—from studying, talking to our friends, and even shopping!
As the number of COVID-19 cases in the country continues to rise day by day, many non-essential physical stores like book stores have been forced to close until further notice. This sudden shift had consumers change their shopping behavior, which in many cases has resulted in more transactions moving online.
With that in mind, the Book Development Association of the Philippines (BDAP) is set to bring back Aklatan: All Filipino Book Fair from September 25 to 27—this time on Lazada. Book lovers are also in for more treats because they can score up to 70% off during the online book sale. (Read: 5 Classic Filipino Books That You Won’t Be Able to Put Down)
The online sale will feature several books by Filipino writers and publishers. And we know how overwhelming it can get. But fret not! My Pope Philippines curated a list of the books you should have an eye on during the sale.
If you have read Lualhati Bautista’s classic novel Dekada ’70 and loved it, then Desaparasidos is perfect for a follow-up! (Read: 4 Riveting Books About the Philippines’ National Heroes) In this book, Bautista paints the struggles of Martial Law survivors as they try to regain their lost humanity. It specifically follows the story of Anna, a kidnap survivor during the Philippine Martial Law era, as she searches for her baby amidst the chaos of the failing country.
Get Desaparasidos on Lazada now.
The First One Hundred Years of Philippine Komiks and Cartoons
If you are a komiks junkie, this collection is clearly for you! The First One Hundred Years of Philippine Komiks and Cartoons by De La Salle College professor John A. Lent tracks the history of classic editorial cartoons, comic strips, and Philippine komiks. From Kenkoy to Elmer, Trese, Mythology Class, and Zsazsa Zaturnnah, this collection is definitely a must-have for collectors and komiks fans!
Bakit Single Parin Ang Titser Mo?
Do you still remember how your teachers would suddenly stop to class to talk about their life stories? Bakit Single Parin And Titser Mo? by Genaro R. Gojo Cruz brings you back to those days—but with less listening and more reading! The book is a glimpse of the ups and downs that every teacher faces in their everyday life, from schoolwork to their love lives.
Purchase Bakit Single Parin And Titser Mo? on Lazada now.
The Lighter Side of Saints
The Lighter Side of Saints by Lina Diaz de Rivera is a children’s book that teaches the life stories of famous saints (e.g., St. Peter of Galilee, St. Francis of Assisi, St. Pedro Calungsod, and many more) before they were canonized. This book is also one of those books that will help you reconnect with your faith and spirituality as you carry on and read them with your children.