Welcome to Bookbed!

We are a community of readers and dreamers based in Manila, Philippines. Our goal is to help develop the #ReadingNation. We review books, publish stories and art, support and sell local work and organize events and book drives. Want to be part of this community? Continue scrolling down!


To read is to dream, and to dream is to live.

Selected stories, press and event participation:

2010: Bookbed started as an online secondhand bookstore. Read about our story here.

2014: The community was born. Here’s our first post.

2015: Bookbed was named Finalist under Fiction and Literature at the 2015 Philippine Blogging Awards.

2016: The community was featured on “The Story of the Filipino” on CNN Philippines, and was invited to be part of the ThINQ network on Inquirer.net.

2017: Bookbed was part of Book Fiesta, an event led by the National Book Development Board in celebration of World Book and Copyright Day.

What we do

Here are ways to be part of the community


Book reviews, features, review requests, art, comics, poetry, fiction—if you want to share them with us, we’d be happy to publish them!


We sell art, books, merch and stationery. Help sustain our community and support local work by buying our items and products.


Dreaming to be a blogger, writer, artist, all-around creator? We can help you make that happen—with tips for practice and lots of encouragement!


Volunteer for the #AReaderEveryDay book drive and our other activities, or come up with your own and we’ll help you see it through.


Book markets, book discussions, book parties, art and writing workshops… Let’s find more art and books and new friends, shall we?


Inquiries, ideas, requests, suggestions?

Write to us here! We respond within two to three (2-3) days.

For review requests, please read our Review Policy here.