In celebration of the National Language Month (Buwan ng Wika) this August, the Book Development Association of the Philippines (BDAP) will be having its first-ever online book fair through the popular e-commerce website, Shopee. (Read: National Museum Launches ‘Lumad Mindanao’ E-Book for Buwan ng Wika)
The Department of Education (DepEd) and Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino (KWF) have announced that this year’s Buwan ng Wika celebrations will focus on Philippine history and native heritage. And as proof that the threat of COVID-19 is not a hindrance to the Filipino spirit, the celebrations will be held through various online platforms.
Among the events that will be part of the Buwan ng Wika celebrations is “AKLATAN”—an all-Filipino online book fair that will be hosted in Shopee from Sunday to Tuesday, August 16 to 18. A one-of-a-kind event, AKLATAN is the perfect venue for those who love to shop online and collect Filipino books!
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AKLATAN Online Book Fair
Being the biggest all-Filipino book fair in the country, AKLATAN is well-anticipated by many as it brings together the biggest Filipino book publishers, booksellers, and book creators in one place. The event also encourages Pinoy readers to take pride and support local writers and publishers in the country. (Read: Get to know this local café that has indigenous farmers as its business partners)
“We strongly believe that our local books are also essential and that readers can help revive the local publishing industry and support local literature,” BDAP said in a statement.
Check out the list below to know which publishers will be joining this first-ever All-Filipino online book fair!
- 19th Avenida Publishing
- Adarna House
- Alpha Stream Marketing
- Anvil Publishing
- Asia/Pacific Circulation Exponents
- Ateneo De Manila University Press
- Ateneo de Naga University Press
- Bookware Publishing Corp
- Central Books Supply
- Chapter House Publishing
- Christian Literature Crusade
- Church Strengthening Ministry
- Cunanan Map House
- FELTA Multi-Media
- FEU Publications
- Forefront Book Co., Inc.
- Great Books Trading
- Institute of Spirituality (ISA-Jecho Publishing)
- MSA Publishing
- New Day Publishers
- OMF Literature
- Our Daily Bread Ministries Philippines
- Philippine Christian Literature, Inc.
- Phoenix Educational Services, Inc.
- Precious Pages and Lampara House
- Saint Mary’s Publishing
- Salinlahi Publishing House
- San Anselmo Publications
- St. Matthew’s Publishing
- Summit Media
- Tahanan Books
- University of Santo Tomas Publishing House
- University of the Philippines Press
- Wizard Publishing Haws
- WS Pacific Publications
Now, isn’t that worth marking your calendars for? For more information about AKLATAN book fair, Visit the Book Development Association of the Philippines on Facebook.