#AReaderEveryDay Cotabato: “There are no bookshops here”

by Bam Baraguir Earlier this year, I asked a friend to find me a copy of Alcott’s Little Women. I received a package not soon after and was elated upon seeing my friend’s name on the return address. However, the excitement gave way to instant anxiety when I saw that he sent me a freshly…More

#BookbedMeets: Silent Reading Session

by Janelle Almosara Last July, we gathered online for the first ever virtual #BookbedMeets! Together with our other book loving friends, we sat in silence to finish page after page of the book from our ever growing to-be-read pile. We believe that having the accountability, time, and space gave us the extra push to finish…More

We’ve loved books for years. Why haven’t we been reading as much?

by Agnes Manalo, Allana Luta, and KB Meniado Happy New Reading Year! We still love books, first of all. But we’ve also been wanting to talk about this, and so what better time than now, mid-January? Here, we spill our most candid reading (or non-reading) experiences. May you find refuge. Why haven’t we been reading?…More

9 Ways To Enjoy MIBF 2019 With Little to No Book Budget

Being a reader isn’t just measured by the amount of books you read or buy (as long as you read, you’re a reader!), and so even without a budget, you can still enjoy events such as the Manila International Book Fair. Some of the things you can do? (1) Admire books, (2) attend events, (3)…More

#BookbedMeets: #AReaderEveryDay Sorsogon

Last August 17, we bonded over children’s books we loved, calligraphy, life lessons (!), and raised donations for ARED Sorsogon. Thanks to all who joined us! We’re still accepting fiction for ages 4 to 12 until August 25. Here are ways to help: To donate books and/or sponsor, contact us here. To donate money, go here. Expenses…More

#AReaderEveryDay Sorsogon: Meet Project ARAL, Pilar Reading Center

We’re running ARED for the fourth year, and our beneficiaries are Project ARAL of Calongay Elementary School and the Pilar Reading Center in Pilar, Sorsogon. They are in need of books for their storytelling and reading programs for kids aged 4 to 12. Get to know a bit of them below! Project ARAL (Adopt Reading…More

#AReaderEveryDay Sorsogon: Call for Book Donations

In celebration of our ninth year as a community and fourth year of doing ARED, we’re raising book donations for the Pilar Reading Center and Project ARAL (Adopt Reading Acquire Learning) of Calongay Elementary School in Pilar, Sorsogon. Story and chapter books for children aged 4 to 12 are accepted. Donations can be sent to…More

Playing with Art and Book Design: An Interview with Miles Tan

by KB Meniado We do judge some books by their covers, and like any self-respecting reader and book lover, I always swoon a little whenever I see pretty editions. Pretty is subjective, of course, but if we’re talking pretty as in lovely with a side of heart-skipping, then I think Miles Tan’s works qualify. I’ve…More

3 Readers Celebrate Their Moms Every Day, One Book At A Time

Today is extra special: we’re celebrating all kinds of mothers around the world—who they are, what they do for us, how much they mean to us. Here, three readers share some of their most touching and intimate stories about their moms. We hope you enjoy them, and please feel free to share your own lovely…More