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Sofie Sunday: Big Bad Wolf ~ The World’s Biggest Book Sale (Part 1)!

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!!!

 

Momsweettezil’s Postcript:

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!!

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Sofie Sunday

Sofie Sunday: Book Review on Urgency Emergency! Choking Wolf by Dosh Archer

Hello, everyone! Today, I’m going to do this review about a book that I and my little brother love. I found it at the Big Bad Wolf sale while I was hunting for books. I suddenly saw it and took a peek inside it and I decided to bring it in my cart for deciding which books I would get. It was such a good thing to get, because my brother likes it a lot and wants me to read all over and over again. Here’s a picture of the book with the title:

Urgency Emergency! Choking Wolf

The story is about a wolf, who is choking because he swallowed someone. The doctor, Glenda, who is a dog, and the nurse, Percy, which is a chicken, must help the wolf remove the thing in there. The story ends happily, and it is funny too. If I could give it a rating, I would say five stars. I think it is a good and colorful book. I recommend it for 3 – 7+. Well, that’s the end of the review! I hope you enjoyed it! Bye!
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Our Big Bad Wolf Books Experience

This mother and daughter tandem is a certified Bibliophile. Oh, how I love the smell of new books! And my daughter can be left in bookstore aisles with no complaints because she loves to keep on browsing and reading books.

Prior to learning about this big, big, big (Yep, it is BIG!) Book SALE event, NBS also held its own Book Binge Bazaar which was kind of a downer to us Southeners because it was held in SM MegaMall (READ: Far: Traffic. I do hope one day they’ll try other venues like SM Southmall.)

And so when I saw the Big Bad Wolf Books advertisements in Facebook, I told myself there is no way we’re going to miss this chance to grab brand new books that are 60% to 80% discounted from their original price. Not only that, they are open for 24 hours for 10 days in World Trade Center. Wow, amazing right?

These are some of our hauls (mostly for our Homeschool and my Home Office Library):

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Big Bad Wolf Books for the win! Do come back next year, you are such a gem. Hope we’ll have some preview passes on your first day!

Suggestion to the event organizers: It will also be nice if there will be food stalls that are also open 24 hours within the venue. Because since we were there very early like 5:00 am (We really want to avoid the crowd.) and food and drinks are not allowed inside so we did not bring any, at around 9:00 am we got hungry so we just settled with the only coffee shop that was opened inside World Trade Center at that time, which I’d say is overpriced with the so – so quality of their coffee and pastries.

  • Note that this is not a paid post but purely my opinion based on our personal experience on the Big Bad Wolf Books Event.