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Big Bad Wolf Book

Sale On A Budget:

What We Hauled

by Jace Amodo, March 21, 2019 3:31pm

Photo courtesy of Big Bad Wolf Book Sale

Pop Culture

Big Bad Wolf Book Sale On A Budget: What We Hauled

by Jace Amodo, March 21, 2019 3:31pm
Photo courtesy of Big Bad Wolf Book Sale
 

Eleven eventful days or 255 round-the-clock hours later, Big Bad Wolf Book Sale 2019 has ended. More Filipinos embraced the relatively new book fair concept and the increase in foot traffic as compared to its forerunner is a testament to that. And like most guests, we are doing the predictable thing and share our haul.

Saying the Big Bad Wolf Book Sale 2019 was fun is an understatement—it was thrilling. In both the books on sale and the experience, it was thrilling. The struggle to keep our focus on books to checkout was real and overwhelming. The sea of literary gems constantly threatened our budgets; our wallets held on a chokehold. With much dedication to creating this article, we stayed true to our shelves and took home these books.

PHP 500
Dani Elevazo, Senior Graphic Artist

Art by Dani Elevazo

As with any book fairs we went to, our Senior Graphic Artist attended the Big Bad Wolf Book Sale 2019 with a ripe checklist ready for the taking. Not everything was on sale though, much to her disappointment. But that's just to say her tastes are not easily found in book fairs. Luckily, after observing nooks after nooks like a detective looking for clues in a crime scene, these two choose-your-own-adventure books said hi.

PHP 1490
Maria Romero, Content Specialist

Art by Dani Elevazo

For someone who loves the classics like our writer Maria, her haul was bound to happen. From Chuck Pahlaniuk to F. Scott Fitzgerald, she sure knows her titles. If we're going to look past the book sale's Young Adult section that attracted an abundance of bookworms, the Classics section had its fair share of buyers. We're crossing our fingers that the Big Bad Wolf will also bring more Philippine literary books; It would be a real page-turner for the event.

PHP 3000
Erika Lagunzad, Managing Editor
Jace Amodo, Senior Content Specialist

Art by Dani Elevazo

Okay, maybe we cheated a little bit by combining our haul, but it's kinda cool to see where 3000php can take you. In our case, we got design, thriller, and self-help books. Did you know that this year's Big Bad Wolf Book Sale found an increase in the purchase of self-help books? We didn't know we'd be a part of this news, which makes our haul all the more fulfilling.

Perhaps you're wondering, "why bother spending money on things you can read online for free?" Well, we're hardly fans of illegal downloading of books. Ultimately, it's all about preference with a hint of pushing the "print is not dead" advocacy.

 

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