February 9, 2023

In the continuing effort to promote reading a habit among Filipinos, the Book Development Association of the Philippines (BDAP) and the National Book Development Board is bringing the book fairs its has been organizing through the years, in the regions.
Baguio, as an educational center in the north, has been chosen as a venue of the regional book fair scheduled on Dec. 2 and 3.
Twelve publishers, 10 authors consigned with a local bookstore, and independent publishers will be setting up booths at the book fair at the University of Baguio Centennial Hall.
Apart from the selling of books and other publications, BDAP president Andrea Flores said the book fair will also feature fora about the book publishing industry from publishers and creators from industry experts and notable writers.
BDAP president Andrea Flores said the book fair will also give a chance for bookstores, publishers, and writers to earn. Like other sectors, she said publishers were also hard hit by the community quarantine when bookstores were ordered closed for being “non-essential,” and students who studied from home shifted to modules, instead of textbooks.
Another event to look forward to during the book fair is the announcement of winners of the Filipino Reader’s Choice Awards to be held at Mt. Cloud Bookshop and simultaneously livestreamed on the BDAP Facebook account.
In adherence to minimum health standards, those interested to attend the book fair are required to first register at the official Facebook account of the BDAP.  – Rimaliza A. Opiña