Warning: This post contains a MASSIVE collection of books.
And you’re here again, Big Bad Wolf! Big Bad Wolf is the world’s biggest book sale, coming here in Manila (its second time!), with 2 million (yup, 2 MILLION, no kidding!) new books! BBW is bringing best sellers, classics, and more. So for today’s post, I’m going to tell you all about my family’s book shopping—along with some tips, thoughts, and pictures! Book lovers, get ready for this massive book segment!
BBW is open 24/7, and will be open until March 4, 2019. BBW is located at World Trade Center, Pasay City, Manila. Once you arrive, your bags will be checked by guards and dogs (for security purposes). World Trade Center is big! If you need to use the loo, don’t worry because there are several bathrooms inside and outside the BBW halls. Book Publishers like Adarna and Phoenix also have their own stalls (outside BBW) selling discounted books. This is a good opportunity for those who are homeschooling to buy their textbooks and storybooks!
The entrance of BBW can be easily seen as there are lots of banners and posters surrounding it. You can pose and take pictures there too!
- Tip 1: Bring maletas (luggages) and eco bags—will be easier to carry your newly bought books this way.
- Tip 2: Don’t bring water or food inside—okay, this is not exactly a tip, but more of a rule. You are not allowed to bring any liquids or food inside BBW. Period.
- Tip 3: Be watchful of your belongings! You might lose them while you are busy book hunting.
- Tip 4: Wear comfortable shoes and clothing.
Entering BBW is AMAZING. There are lots and lots of fresh smelling books everywhere, BBW banners above your head, red shopping carts (the handle has the words ‘Fill Your Need To Read’, very cool) here and there, and good music blasting through the speakers. It’s like book heaven for book lovers!
There are many books of different genres—children’s, fiction, non-fiction, and more. The reference and work book sections are perfect for homeschoolers, BBW has a lot this year. Other genres are fashion, design, parenting, self-help, and more, there are just so many books!
There is also a special section that I really like, the craft and hobbies section. This section has lots of great books and kits! There are books on knitting, crochet, and sewing, which I’m sure yarn lovers will like, and origami, craft and card-making books! There’s also LOTS of coloring books. Some of the coloring books are Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts themed. And this cute kitty one, awww!
I also got a sewing kit at the craft and hobbies section. It’s an owl stuffie you need to sew and make. It looks really cute! Will do a post on this in the future.
Also, if you get hungry, there are 24/7 food stalls just near the payment area. The food is local but good anyway. There are also tables where you can sit down and eat while relaxing your legs from walking.
So there you have it, my family’s experience at Big Bad Wolf! You must come back next year, BBW! Your books are amazing! Will make Part 2 soon, it will be our book haul. Have a happy Sunday, everyone!!!
Watch out for the second part of our BBW Year 2 blog post! BBW Part 2 will contain my personal recount and review of our BBW experience. And of course, our ‘LOOT’!
For now, you still have ample time to head over World Trade Center! And hunt your own treasures!!