The Art of Rereading

by Cake Evangelista I was rummaging through the shelves of National Book Store Cubao—a book Mecca, and arguably the best branch of the Philippines’ leading bookstore chain—when I chanced upon a book with a pretty cover. It was a sepia-toned photo of a glamorous woman lying on a fainting couch, smiling at a man wearing a…

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Of Love and Loss: Pablo Neruda at 110

by Karz Montealegre Nobel laureate Pablo Neruda, who always knew what to say about love, celebrates his 110th birth anniversary this year. In celebration, let me look back on one of his best publications (and a favorite of mine), Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair. First published in 1924 when Neruda was 19, the book…

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Meeting Stephanie Perkins in Manila

by Elaine Zapanta I remember hearing about The National playing a one-night show in Manila for the first time. I was out of town and couldn’t get proper network signal. When I finally caught up on it on Twitter, my feed was flooded with ALL-CAPS tweets of excitement, wailing emojis and feelings. Mostly, feelings. February 20 came. The day…

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Art Submission: My Superhero

by Sarah Grutas When I was a kid, my mum who was a professional SCUBA diver would always be away on diving trips. I wouldn’t see her for months on end; when she would finally come home, she’d bring me paperback novels. The earliest memory I have of her giving me a book was when I was…

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Bookbed turns 4

We started selling books and meeting readers in 2010, and somewhere along the way, were fortunate enough to work with writers, artists, authors and other bookish people. Today, we bring all of those together. Welcome to the Bookbed community! ☁ Visit the old Bookbed.    

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