Poetry Submission: ‘Turning Tables’

by Aidan Bernales Paper-cutsWhere thin skin used to beCrossing and uncrossing my legs,Waiting for you to get used to meBecause I carved our names on every building we’ve passed throughI’ve made poetry out of every memory I’ve ever had with youBecause the heart wants what it wantsAnd it only ever moves me forward when my feet…More

Poetry Submission: ‘Stranded’

Poem and art by Paul Raymond Jimenez * * * Man’s infinite imagination is as vast as the sea.  The world can go haywire And, still, if one can cope— find courage amidst a plethora of dangers, one may see: beauty, honesty, and hope. ☁️ If you enjoyed this, we encourage you to leave a comment…More

#BookbedMeets: Silent Reading Session this Apr 17

Bring any book and friend to the next #BookbedMeets session this coming Saturday, April 17! We’ll read for an hour and discuss (casually!) afterwards. Everyone is welcome! ☁ BOOKS READ DURING THE MAR 20 SESSION Kay – I’m with the Band by Pamela Des Barres Janelle – Pachinko by Min Jin Lee KB – Tikim:…More

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