I've always been curious about The Book Stop Project and last September 16, I finally got to visit their temporary home at Bonifacio High Street in BGC!
The Book Stop is a pop-up library that encourages reading and a passion for books and promotes the sharing of ideas through the redistribution of books.
They had a Coffee & Books Day event when I dropped by.
Blind Date with A Book!
The concept is to bring a book or books wrapped in paper where you have written some words that describe what the book is about without giving away the actual title!
The coffee part was a talk on coffee appreciation and basic brewing courtesy of Figaro Coffee Company's master roasters!
It was a day of free books and coffee so it was a lot of fun!!
The following day, I went to the final day of Manila International Book Fair 2017! At first I didn't intend on getting any books but of course, who could resist buying even just one book when you're at a book fair, right?!? :P
I finally got myself a copy of Isa Garcia's book Found: Letters on Love, Life, and God <3 p="">
I recently started listening to indie pop artist Reese Lansangan's music and instantly became a fan because of her talent in song writing. When I found out that she's also an author and she's published poetry books with some friends (via Summit Media!), I knew I had to get a copy!
The first book, "In Case You Come Back," was first published in 2016 while "The Maps That Contain Us" is a new release. They actually had a signing at MIBF but it was the day before I went!! It would be awesome to meet Reese one day, though :)
And finally, the moment I've been waiting for --
Ever since the first Jamilton event I attended, I had been wishing that there would be another one and my wish came true when the event organizers CatScratch Club partnered up with FandomFest at MIBF bringing us #JamiltonAtMIBF <3 p="">3>
In case you aren't aware, Jamilton is basically fans jamming to Hamilton: An American Musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda! People can sign up to be song leaders for each Hamilton song to be performed at the event but the whole audience is highly encouraged to sing along. Trust me, the sing-along can get pretty wild, which I love!!
If you're a Hamilton fan (hey, Hamilfam!) and you're interested to join the next Jamilton event, there's one coming up in October!! Visit CatScratch Club's Facebook page for more details: https://www.facebook.com/CatScratchClub