Poetry Submission: ‘Akmang Kagitingan’

by Paul Raymond Jimenez Kung mayroon mang natatanging tatak na Pilipino,ito’y ang ating angking tapang at talino. Ngunit minsa’y dapat din nating isipinNa huwag magpadala sa udyok ng damdamin. Sa mga nabasa’t narinig kong mga kwento—sa kasaysayan at hindi sa barbero,Ang poot at galit ay walang magandang naidudulot;ang marangal na layuni’y kadalasa’y nauudlot. Malaking bagay ang…More

Happy National #LiteratureMonth: The First Books We Loved

April is National Literature Month or Buwan ng Panitikan, and the theme this year is “500 Years of Writing the Filipino World.” Today, we look back in history and share about the first books we read and loved. Do you recognize any of these titles? “The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett (for kids). It…More

Why Filipinos Should Read: Women Writers

by Bryan Meniado March is National Women’s Month here in the Philippines, also known as Women’s History Month in other countries. Coinciding with the annual International Women’s Day on March 8, this celebration is to commemorate the socio-cultural, economic, historical, and political contributions and achievements of women, as well as to put forward important discussions…More

Bibi Mangki Bookbed: A Filipino Library x Bookstore x BednBooks

Welcome to Bibi Mangki Bookbed, a Filipino library x bookstore x bed&books! Based in Davao and led by Bibi Mangki and friends, the small and private BMB has a book for every reader, and anybody can read any time of day. Click the links and watch the video below to know more! BMB Info BMB…More

Bookbed reviews: ‘Memorial’ by Bryan Washington

by Jodesz Gavilan THE STORY A funny, sexy, profound dramedy about two young people at a crossroads in their relationship and the limits of love.Benson and Mike are two young guys who live together in Houston. Mike is a Japanese American chef at a Mexican restaurant and Benson’s a Black day care teacher, and they’ve been…More

#BookbedMeets: Silent Reading Session this Mar 20

Yes, another #BookbedMeets session is up soon! Come join us by signing up here. Remember, you can read any book you want (no assigned titles here) and invite a friend or two. Expect an hour-long session of silent reading and a casual discussion afterwards with new and old friends. See you! ☁ BOOKS READ DURING…More

115+ Filipino Women Writers, Artists, and Readers to Support and Celebrate

Header art by Sarah Grutas Happy International Women’s Day! Here at Bookbed, we provide a platform for everyone and their creative pursuits. Here are some of the female writers, artists, and readers we have in our community and those we have featured. We hope you check them out—just click on a name to get redirected…More