Why Filipinos Should Read: Filipiniana

by Bryan Meniado It’s been a while since I last wrote for Bookbed. My last “Why Filipinos Should Read” was published two years ago! But while I may have lay low on reading, the books are there, and new ones keep coming. A real tsundoku! *laughs* Moving on, one of the silver linings of this…More

Shelfwalking: Bibi Mangki’s Library

Welcome to the book jungle! This is a special Shelfwaking episode featuring #thereadingmonkey‘s library. Bibi Mangki, together with Fella The Cat and Sonny D Dog, shares a sneak peek of the books they have at home. Enjoy, and leave a like and comment! ☁️More

All Reading Aloud: ‘Please Pick Me’ by Reina Regina

Welcome to All Reading Aloud, in which we read excerpts out loud. Please Pick Me is Reina Regina’s debut book, filled with beautiful poetry—words strung together that gives us a glimpse of the author’s life. It’s cut into multiple parts, diving deep into her story as a lover, a tarot reader, a daughter, a writer.…More

Bookmarked: The Bookmark Collector ~ Gökhan Micik

by KB Meniado Long time no bookmarking! Today, I’m stepping in for Lindy Gamolo who hosts this column series to feature Gökhan Micik, a bookmark collector all the way from Hamburg, Germany. A quick trivia about him right off the bat: he found a bookmark collector friend through Bookbed! Here’s to hoping we help connect more.…More

Shelfwalking: Conquering and Maintaining a Book Wall

by Mary Ruth It was just supposed to be a shelf. I never thought my books would reach this many. I guess, at some point, collecting became borderline hoarding.  But reading is one of my therapies. When I lived away from home for six years to study and eventually work, books were what helped me…More

Storiesnap Time: ‘The Mamba Mentality: How I Play’

Welcome back to Storiesnap Time, in which we feature books with illustrations in snaps and clips. This time, our friend Bibi Mangki #thereadingmonkey shares about a new favorite book: The Mamba Mentality: How I Play by the late Kobe Bryant, one of the best basketball players of all time. In this book, he talked about his…More

Storiesnap Time: ‘The Little Prince’

Welcome back to Storiesnap Time, in which we feature books with illustrations in snaps and clips. This time, it’s The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery—a mainstay in readers’ favorites list, including ours! This particular copy has the French text on top of the Korean and English translations. Here’s one of the most highlighted lines from…More

Storiesnap Time: ‘A Treasury of Fairy Tales’

Welcome back to Storiesnap Time, in which we feature books with illustrations in snaps and clips. It’s been a while, we know, but now that we’ve been in quarantine long enough (or too long??), some of us might have made quite several trips down memory lane. And this time, we found a classic: A Treasury of…More