If you are a book lover like me, then you probably get excited too every time a grand book sale is happening. That is why when the Big Bad Wolf Book Sale 2019 was announced, I made sure to come and spend some moolah on my most-wanted titles! (See, I missed last year’s!) I went home truly happy with my finds and with a firm decision that I will return for a second round. I will come more prepared by then, that’s for sure.
What to expect?
There is a wide selection of books ranging from fiction, non-fiction, literature, young adult, self-help, children, references, crafts and hobbies, boards and puzzles, and a whole lot more. There are trolley baskets and push carts available in the area so you roam around the entire hall conveniently. Remember to bring eco bags with you to help you carry your newly-bought books and also to reduce single use of plastic bags. If you are planning to hoard a lot of books, you may also bring bigger bags (some even brought wheeled luggage bags!!!) to contain your purchases. The typical prices of paperback and hardbound books range from Php 160 to Php 350. You can also score bundled series for as low as Php 950! For special editions and other rare titles, they can be more expensive but the prices are not that bad, most of them are marked down to 70%! Take note that the event is open for 24 hours, so you can go during the wee hours if you prefer to shop with less crowds. The place could be full and hectic during weekends. You can pay with debit and/or credit cards. If you did not bring enough cash, there are ATMs (Metrobank and RCBC if I’m remembering correctly) outside the main hall.
How to get there?
The Big Bad Wolf Book Sale is happening at World Trade Center, Pasay City from February 22 until March 4 only. If you are commuting from the South, you may ride a van heading for Lawton (make sure that the route is Macapagal Avenue), and alight at World Trade Center–just after the Philippine National Bank. You may also ride a bus and tell the conductor to drop you off at World Trade Center. You will most likely get off at the Roxas Boulevard and Buendia Avenue intersection. You have to cross the street and walk to World Trade Center. Another option: if you are in Mall of Asia, you can ride a multicab heading for Buendia at the terminal. If you are coming from the North, obviously, I cannot help you because I came from the South and I basically have zero knowledge on how to commute from Quezon City or wherever North is. I highly suggest that you book a Grab to World Trade Center if you want to make it to the place conveniently and comfortably. I am aware that I am being a useless piece of bichtachio right now and I sincerely apologize. Hahaha! I’m so sorry.
Anyway, that is all. I hope you can drop by and score some fresh titles for your shelf before the event ends on March 4. Best of luck and see you around! 🙂