This is a book sale for the broke bookworm

It’s a wondrous feeling — to be so immersed in a book that you forget the life in front of you. You get transported into other worlds through the words printed on the pages. You become one with the character, as she battles it out with dragons or demons or whatnot. You might even shed tears when your favorite character dies. Reading is much more than just digesting words —  it’s an experience worth doing over and over again, and as Stephen King aptly said, “Books are a uniquely portable magic.”

If you’re a book lover like me, you probably know the dilemma that comes with buying a book: It’s expensive, but you want to read it so badly, but at the same time, you still have a ton of books in your unread pile at home. Trust me, we’ve all been there. But still, it won’t really stop us from buying books, right? Especially if they’re on sale.

The Big Bad Wolf Book Sale is back on its second year here in Manila with even more books to choose from. Over two million books at 50 to 90 percent off? Color me impressed. This is basically book heaven. From Feb. 22 to March 4, book lovers can come visit the World Trade Center for the biggest book sale ever, carrying over 20,000 titles spanning across different genres.

The book sale will also include augmented reality children’s books from Hippo Books, where pages come to life just by using an app. Some stories included are Little Red Riding Hood and The Velveteen Rabbit.

Organized in partnership with Gawad Kalinga, the Big Bad Wolf Book Sale aims to support the building of libraries all over the country, especially in far-flung areas where children do not have access to good books. For the book sale founder Jacqueline Ng, “The Big Bad Wolf [book sale] is not just about selling books, it’s also about our advocacy to reignite people’s love for reading.”

 

For more information about the Big Bad Wolf Book Sale, check out their Instagram and Facebook.