Cop books at bargain prices at this weekend’s Book Binge Bazaar

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National Book Store's Book Binge Bazaar is a three-day fair offering books at bargain prices, from children's classics at ₱75, to young-adult reads at ₱175, to business, reference, lifestyle, and fiction hardcovers at ₱275. Photo by ALDRIN CALIMLIM

Manila (CNN Philippines Life) — Remember the warehouse sale that National Book Store used to hold every August in years past? Well, it's back, albeit in a different, but still very exciting, form.

For starters, the new iteration of the sale, alliteratively dubbed the Book Binge Bazaar, takes place over three days in February. More importantly, it's held not on a somewhat cramped warehouse floor but in one of the trade halls of one of the largest shopping malls in the Philippines — a fitting venue for a fair organized by the country's largest bookstore chain. This affords the event nearly a thousand square meters of space to stock with books and allows more room for shoppers to browse the selection.

IMG_0408.jpg Held at SM Megamall's Megatrade Hall 3, the fair spans nearly a thousand square meters of space — tons of room to stock books and let shoppers browse the selection. Photo by ALDRIN CALIMLIM

At the Book Binge Bazaar, the shelves and tables are filled to the brim with imported books at bargain prices across different categories: from children's classics at ₱75, to young-adult reads at ₱175, to business, reference, lifestyle, and fiction hardcovers at ₱275. Some homegrown titles are also on hand, along with a number of school and office supplies.

Another thing that sets the Book Binge Bazaar apart is its series of book-signing-cum-Q&A-cum-photo-op sessions featuring local best-selling writers and celebrity authors, including Marcelo Santos III, Abbey Sy, Empoy Marquez, and Maris Racal. The sessions start at 11 a.m. on each day of the event.

IMG_0402.jpg At the bazaar, the shelves and tables are filled to the brim with imported books at bargain prices across different categories. Photo by ALDRIN CALIMLIM

National Book Store's first ever Book Binge Bazaar runs from Feb. 9 to 11, 2018, at Megatrade Hall 3 on the fifth floor of SM Megamall's Building B. It opens at 10 a.m., and admission to the event is free. Make sure to be there early and bring cash or cards to get first dibs on low-priced good reads.

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For more information, visit the Book Binge Bazaar event page on Facebook.