Book & Reader Events: MAY 2014

It’s the middle of summer here in the Philippines, so why don’t we Filipino readers try some of these book-related activities this May? Will it cool you down? Likely not. But at least you’ll be among fellow readers and talking about books.:-)

MAY 2, Fri

Studio Salimbal Site Launch

From Studio Salimbal’s Twitter bio: “We are a Philippine-based comics studio. Our goals are simple: to create comics, and to create a community. To do so creatively, coherently, consistently.”


MAY 3, Sat

Free Comic Book Day!
At Fully Booked

…and at Flipreads


Wow God! Storytime Activity (c/o OMF Lit & Hiyas)
OMF Lit Bookshop, Il Terrazzo, Quezon City


MAY 10, Sat

Janus Silang Book Launch (c/o Adarna House)
Adarna House
109 Scout Fernandez cor. Scout Torillo Streets, Quezon City


MAY 21, Wed

Opening of The Verge, an indie bookstore
with launch of Abangan – The Best Philippine Comics
One Morato St., Quezon City


MAY 28, Wed

Kikomachine Launch
The Verge (See above. More details as we get them.)


MAY 31, Sat

Romance Class, by Mina Esguerra
2-5 PM
Toast Box, Greenhills Promenade, San Juan City


Goodreads – The Filipino Group book discussion: “To The Lighthouse” by Virginia Woolf
Bistro Vignette, Pasig City







Flips Flipping Pages book discussion: “The Once and Future King” by T.H. White

Most of these events are in Metro Manila, but we’d love to hear about and include reader events in other parts of Luzon, in Visayas, and in Mindanao. So please send us word so we can tell other Filipino readers about your event here. Any reading or book event (reader event, book club meeting, bloggers’ meet-up, book launch, author signing, etc.) anywhere in the Philippines, in any language, offline or online, is welcome. Contact us by:

And if you have an event for May that we haven’t included here yet, just get in touch with us. See you at some of these events!