Category Archives: Book events

Book fairs and sales are regularly done to make our books more accessible to the general public. Through our selling booths, people can buy books for personal use or for charity. For schools, this is Biyaheng Eskuwela ng Adarna (BEA), our literary campus tour, which includes student contests, author and illustrator visits, and book-making lectures.

Lunsad-aklat: “Ang Maliit na Kalabaw” at “Kung may Dinosaur sa Kamalig ni Lolo”

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Tamang-tama ngayong bakasyon! Inaanyayahan ng Adarna House ang lahat, mga magulang at mga bata, sa paglulunsad ng dalawang libro: Ang Maliit na Kalabaw at Kung may Dinosaur sa Kamalig ni Lolo!

Samahan sina Liza Flores, ilustrador ng Ang Maliit na Kalabaw, Kora Dandan-Albano at Iori Espiritu, awtor at ilustrador ng Kung may Dinosaur sa Kamalig ni Lolo sa darating na 28 Abril 2018, 2:00 NH sa 4/F Hallway Gallery, Cultural Center of the Philippines.

Magalang, magiliw, at mabait Ang Maliit na Kalabaw, kilalanin natin siya! Kaibiganin rin at sabayang lumaki ang Dinosaur sa Kung may Dinosaur sa Kamalig ni Lolo!

Libre at bukás sa publiko ang paglulunsad. Maaaring magwagi ng kopya ng mga ilulunsad na libro ang magpapatala at makadarating sa paglulunsad! Makipag-ugnay at magparating ng pagdalo sa amin:

Lance Ferrer
+632 3526765 local 118

Gaganapin rin nang 10:00 NU sa parehong araw ng paglulunsad ang workshop ni Liza Flores na Illustration Workshop Using Paper Cutouts na parte ng Peek-a-Book.

Kabilang sina Liza Flores, Iori Espiritu, at Kora Dandan-Albano sa “Peek-a-Book,” isang art exhibit ng mga babaeng ilustrador para sa mga librong pambata. Bukás ang nasabing eksibit sa CCP hanggang Mayo 6, 2018. Para sa karagdagang impormasyon tungkol sa eksibit, makipag-ugnayan sa CCP Visual Arts and Museum Division sa (632) 832-1125 loc. 1504/1505 at (632) 832-3702, sa mobile (0917) 6033809, o sa email ccp.exhibits[at]


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Top 5 things to do at Manila International Book Fair 2017

The Manila International Book Fair is less than a month away! For those who have never been but are interested in books of any kind, regular MIBF visitors are sure to say that this event is not to be missed.

Held every September, MIBF is the most exciting week of the Philippine publishing industry. More than 100 local and international publishers and suppliers participate in MIBF every year, and the fair is even bigger this time, occupying two floors of the SMX Convention Center. (The second floor will be dedicated to books for children and young adults, and that’s where we’ll be this year.)

So gather your book-loving friends at this year’s fair, and mark your itinerary for the absolute top 5 things you must do at Manila International Book Fair 2017:

(5) Marvel at the publishers’ booth designs. At the MIBF every year, there is a contest for best booth design, so publishers bring out all their bells and whistles to make their booths eye-catching and stop-worthy. One publisher’s aesthetic is sure to be different from the next, so part of the MIBF experience is marveling at the various styles of the booths.

(4) Discover new books. If you want to find, and/or find out about, the new books the local publishing industry dished out this year, the MIBF is a great one-stop shop for these new reads. Apart from selling fresh-off-the-press books at big promotional discounts, local publishers usually hold mini-launches and promos for these new titles at the Fair.

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(3) Meet book creators. In connection with number 4, book fairs are great opportunities to meet your favorite authors and illustrators! Publishers invite their new and best-selling book creators to visit the booths and sign books for the readers. Some people even go to all five days of the Fair, bringing their old books each day to have them signed by the authors and illustrators visiting the booths.

(2) Fill up with book bargains. All of the books are sold at huge discounts! Most exhibitors sell books up to 70% off their original price. Newly-launched titles will also surely be sold at introductory prices. At Adarna House, you will also find bargain book bundles which are perfect as gifts if you’re ready to get an early start on your Christmas shopping. We will be posting our MIBF sale price list within this week, so make sure to pay our Facebook page a visit.

(1) Support local literature. Let’s face it—the share of local books in our usual bookstore shelves is very small, which makes supporting Philippine literature a bit difficult. The great thing about MIBF is it gathers Philippine publishers in one venue, making it easy to see just what our book industry has been up to these past years. If your Filipiniana collection is in dire need of new additions, then the MIBF will do wonders for your bookshelf.

The 38th MIBF is happening from September 13 to 17 (Wednesday to Sunday), 10:00AM to 8:00 PM at the SMX Convention Center in the Mall of Asia Complex in Pasay City. (Remember: the children’s and young adult section is on the 2nd floor.) Tickets are sold for PHP20 at the venue, but if you wish to skip the lines, here are free printable MIBF tickets you can present at the gate. Make sure to bring your own shopping bags, as Pasay City is a no-plastic-bag zone. And if you’re planning to buy a lot of books, you can do as the regulars do, and bring rolling luggage or strollers—you won’t regret it!



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BOOK LAUNCH: Kapitbahay Kubo & Kara at Play


Adarna House, Ang Ilustrador ng Kabataan, and Ayala Museum invite everyone to the launch of two new board books: Kara at Play (by Lara Saguisag and Jamie Bauza) and Kapitbahay Kubo (by Pergylene Acuña)! The launch will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, September 24 at the Ayala Museum Ground Floor Lobby.

The program will include a storytelling session, games, and prizes. We are also inviting guests with children to pre-register because the first fifty (50) pre-registered kids will each receive one of the new board books at the launch!

To pre-register, send us (via kaibigan [at] or 0927 382 4716) the following information:

  • kid’s name (nickname and last name)
  • kid’s age
  • guardian’s mobile number and email address

See you on Saturday!

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Writing for Children: a panel with NCBA-winning authors


Join National Book Store’s Philippine Readers and Writers Festival by attending our session Writing for Children, a panel discussion with the authors of our books that won this year’s National Children’s Book Awards. The discussion will be held on August 28, 2016, from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., at Namayan, Raffles Makati.

This session will be especially interesting because the panel will be composed of authors writing for children of different ages. Gigi Constantino‘s Dumaan si Butiki is a board book for babies and toddlers. Xi Zuq‘s Supremo is a chapter book for Grades 4-6while Si Janus Silang at ang Tiyanak ng Tabon by Edgar Calabia Samar is the first book in a series of young adult novels. Meanwhile, moderator Ergoe Tinio wrote Salusalo para kay Kuyaa storybook for the early grades.

Admission is free! This session is a part of National Book Store and Raffles Makati’s Philippine Readers and Writers Festival, three days of book signings, discussions, and panels about books, literature, and culture from top Filipino writers and artists. For more information, read National Book Store’s post about the Adarna House session.

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MIBF 2016: Book signing, free tickets, AND MORE!


Manila International Book Fair, the country’s biggest book selling event, is less than a month away! As in previous years, MIBF will be held at the SMX Convention Center beside Mall of Asia in Pasay City. The Fair will open daily at 10AM and close at 8PM from September 14 (Wednesday) to September 18 (Sunday).

Our booth will be selling books at bargain prices and have also posted our pricelist for the fair on our Facebook page. We have also lined up signing sessions for the following books:

  • September 17, 10AM
    2016 National Children’s Book Award winners:
    Dumaan si Butiki by Gigi Constantino and Ray Nazarene Sunga
    Haluhalo by Eli Camacho
    Salusalo para kay Kuya by Ergoe Tinio and JC Galag
    Si Janus Silang at ang Tiyanak ng Tabon by Edgar Calabia Samar
    Supremo by Xi Zuq and Al Estrella
  • September 17, 1PM
    – Lost by Rob Cham
    – 12:01 by Russell Molina and Kajo Baldisimo
  • September 18, 10AM
    – Kung Linggo by Virgilio S. Almario and Abi Goy
    – Si Lola Apura at si Lolo Un Momento by I.S.A. Lopez and Vanessa Tamayo
  • September 18, 1PM
    – Detective Boys of Masangkay by Bernalyn Hapin Sastrillo
    – Si Tito Libro at Ako by Uma Krishnaswami, Nanoy Rafael, and JC Galag
  • September 18, 3PM
    – Moving Onwards and Upwards by Hanako Amihan
    Poopo The Cute & Many Other! by Apol Sta. Maria

Tickets will be available at the gate for only PHP20.00 daily. But those who wish to skip the lines can download and print these tickets for free. These tickets will also serve as your entry to our raffle of 5 exclusive art prints. (Mechanics below.)




  • Download our free MIBF tickets.
  • The tickets can be printed out and black-and-white copies will be accepted at the gate for free entrance to the Fair.
  • Each ticket includes a raffle stub—fill it out, tear away from the ticket, and drop it off at our MIBF booth for a chance to win one of five exclusive art prints.
  • A person is allowed to enter only one (1) stub per day.
  • One (1) art print will be raffled off at 5:00 PM on each day of the Fair.
  • Stubs dropped past 5:00 PM will be included in the next day’s draw.
  • Winners will be informed via text and e-mail.
  • Prizes may be claimed at our MIBF booth, or within the month of September at the Adarna House bookshop.


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May17-Jun15: Back-to-School SALE


For those who weren’t able to catch our warehouse sale the past weekend, we are happy to announce another sale!

Our Back-to-School SALE begins today, and will go on for almost a month until June 15. Everything—absolutely EVERYTHING (well, except WiKAHON) will be on sale at twenty percent (20%) off! This applies to our showroom and also our online store.

However, selected titles will be discounted at more than twenty percent. These bargains will be available at discounts of forty percent (40%) at the online store and sixty percent (60%) at our showroom.

Our showroom is open Mondays through Saturdays, 8:00 AM to 12:00 NN and 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM. We’re found at 109 Scout Fernandez Street, Barangay Sacred Heart, Quezon City. (See map here.)

For online purchases, orders completed (along with payment) from 12:01 AM to 2:00 PM from Monday to Friday are processed on the same day. Orders completed beyond the 2:00 PM cut-off will be processed on the next working day. Deliveries take 3-5 days locally and up to 14 days internationally.

Contact adarnahouse [at] or (+632) 3526765 for inquiries.

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Anino Comics at Bangkok Comic Con


Anino Comics will be participating in this year’s Bangkok Comic Con happening April 29 to May 1 at Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre (BITEC).

The Anino Comics booth will carry all of its titles, including signed copies of Rob Cham’s Light and Lost, and Elbert Or’s The Amazing True-ish Story of Andres Celestial/The Life & Death of Amorsolo Esperanza, Faith Healer of Talinhaga.

Bangkok Comic Con is said to be the biggest pop cultural festival in Asia, bringing attention to the latest trends in pop culture in Asia and from around the world. Tickets to the event are 200 baht.

Anino Comics is Adarna House’s newest line of books, catering to readers fascinated by stories told and rendered in artful visuals.

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