Bookbed reviews: ‘Stand Up, Yumi Chung!’ by Jessica Kim

by KB Meniado THE STORY One lie snowballs into a full-blown double life in this irresistible story about an aspiring stand-up comedian. On the outside, Yumi Chung suffers from #shygirlproblems, a perm-gone-wrong, and kids calling her “Yu-MEAT” because she smells like her family’s Korean barbecue restaurant. On the inside, Yumi is ready for her Netflix…More

Bookbed reviews: ‘Exhalation: Stories’ by Ted Chiang

by Jodesz Gavilan THE STORY This much-anticipated second collection of stories is signature Ted Chiang, full of revelatory ideas and deeply sympathetic characters. In The Merchant and the Alchemist’s Gate, a portal through time forces a fabric seller in ancient Baghdad to grapple with past mistakes and the temptation of second chances. In the epistolary…More

Bookbed in 2020 (10 Years of Bookbed)

This 2020 has been a lot, and all we want to say is thank you. Thank you for allowing Bookbed to be part of your reading experiences and creative processes, not just this year but since the beginning in 2010. We hope to continue providing spaces for readers and creators alike, especially for indie and…More

From the Bookbed Room: @komikninja Recommends Where to Buy Komiks Online

Today is another day for Filipino indie komiks! This time, we’re sharing a special recommendation by our resident @komikninja, and it’s about where to buy komiks online, as of 2020. Adarna House, KomikSpot, MervStore and a lot more resources are in this list, so make sure to check out this video. Remember to subscribe, and…More

6 Zines from #SOXZineFest2020 You Should Be Reading

You’ve probably read a thousand of zines before—and even made some of your own, but we have six more to add to your collection—all from the SOX Zine Fest, the first zine fest in Soccsksargen showcasing arts and literature of and from the region (Region 12). Organized by SOX Writers and SOX Reading Advocates, this…More