Books are becoming more and more expensive these days. Every time I enter a bookstore, I often catch myself shaking my head and debating about whether or not it’s wise to spend 800-pesos for a newly released title. In the next few years, there will be more books with prices too high that only a select few can afford, reading might soon become a dying habit. Can you smell the irony?
Thankfully, there are plenty of Good Samaritans out there who are committed to making books accessible and affordable for everyone, just like the Big Bad Wolf Book Sale.
The Wolf is Coming
Mr. Wolf is coming not to blow off your houses, but to offer his books at super low prices. The biggest book sale in the world is on its way to Davao City, bringing a million books with a variety of genres at 50%-90% discounts. There’s a good variety of books by popular authors, novels, science fiction, business books, biographies, art and design, architecture and more!
The 24-hour book sale will be in town from November 23 to December 2, 2018. It will be held at The Tent at Azuela Cove, Davao City.
Lucky for me, I get to go to the VIP preview and marvel at all the books a day early. =)
Here are some of the books I am eyeing to buy:
All Rick Riordan books that I could possibly find, because I am on a mission to complete all of his books. Okay, maybe just the Percy Jackson Series for now, but who knows?
Speaking of Rick Riordan books, look who managed to snag a copy of The Hammer of Thor (Magnus Chase #2) during the press briefing! I already own The Sword of Summer and now, all I need is The Ship of the Dead and I can finally start reading this series. =)
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare because I am trying to widen my horizon and challenge myself to read more classic books.
So far, I’ve only read three classics – To Kill a Mocking Bird by Harper Lee, The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry and The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett…oh and about a third of Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë, which I’m still trying to finish for almost 7 years now! What am I doing with my life?
I watched the movie Murder on the Orient Express and it intrigued me. Historical Fiction used to be way out of my comfort zone but I am slowly warming up. I mean, have you read The Book Thief by Markus Zusak? It’s magical and it’s the book that got me into exploring more of this genre.
Have you read The Book Thief by Markus Zusak? Yes, I repeated the question. If you answered NO, then GO. READ. IT. NOW.
More Than Just a Book Sale
One thing that truly fascinates me about The Big Bad Wolf is its advocacy to make books accessible to everyone, especially to the underprivileged. Through the Red Readerhood Programme, they are donating books to Gawad Kalinga (GK), which the organization can use to build libraries in the indigent communities and provide more learning opportunities especially on English literacy.
During the Press Briefing held in Davao on November 5, 2018, Jaqueline Ng, Co-Founder of The Big Bad Wolf Book Sale turned over a check amounting to Php 5 Million donation to Gawad Kalinga. It was received by Luis Oquiñena, Executive Director of GK.
A Quick Recap
- The book sale is happening on November 23 – December 2, 2018
- Open 24 hours
- The Tent at Azuela Cove, Davao City
Excited yet? So do I. See you there! =)
Photos of the books are grabbed from Big Bad Wolf Books Facebook Page