Bookbed goes to: Dasa Book Cafe

by KB Meniado In what looks like a tiny, nondescript space along Sukhumvit Road in Bangkok, there is a well-known haven among and for book lovers called Dasa Book Cafe. It houses three floors worth of books, magazines and CDs, and is open to trades and consignment. The prices seem fair, given that most books are rare or hard-to-find editions. And just in case you’re looking for particular titles, let the staff know. They are more than willing to help, and talk about books and the community they have built over the years. Any reader would love to spend hours, even…

Bookbed goes to: The Bookyard Cafe

by Gayna Kumar, p hotos by Lindy Gamolo Walk several steps towards the Garden Heights Condominium parking area along E. Rodriguez Sr. Avenue in Quezon City and be prepared to have your The Secret Garden moment. Save for small signages seen through the glass window, you’ll never guess that a book-themed cafe exists across Trinity University of Asia. Enter the 12 square-meter hideout and you are transported to your friendly neighborhood backyard—grasslike floor carpets, wooden crate-inspired tables, flowery window sills, a tree lined with books on its trunk and picket fences enclosing the entire space. It will make you go: “Ah, kaya…

Bookbed goes to: Press by Fully Booked

by Nicai de Guzman, photos by Juan Sinag Cano Have you dropped by the new Press by Fully Booked in Rockwell? They encourage reading inside the café by allowing their patrons to borrow the books they have on their shelves! The first thing you’ll notice when you enter the café is that it’s heavily designed with books. The next thing you’ll see is a pillar is designed with the diagonal, slot-type book shelves. Beside it is their new reading lounge. There are about a hundred titles on the shelf curated by the Fully Booked team. There are books about business and politics…

10 Things To Love About Tweedle Book Café

by KB Meniado I’ve been on the lookout for book cafés since I went to Café Talk last year so when an office mate (a shout-out to Ms. Reggie!) told me about Tweedle Book Café, I got excited. Got even more so when I found out it was only around Quezon City, and so I finally got around to visiting the café last week and found 10 things I adored about it! 1. Location This might be biased because it’s in my favor but I like that Tweedle is tucked inside a residential area like a secret garden. If not for…

Bookbed goes to: Café Talk

by KB Meniado Back when Bookbed was but a wee baby, I had other ideas in mind to satiate my love for books. One of those was Book Buffet. It was a dream project my college friends and I talked about one afternoon as we chomped on our burgers at a popular fast food chain. Book Buffets would work like this: a reading session set in a cozy place where people would 1) bring books and snacks for the Buffet Table, 2) choose and read a book that interests them and then 3) meet and eat with fellow readers after.  If…