The Last Book Hop
Spent my holiday taking a tour of the last few bookstores I haven't been to in a while.
First off, Bridges Bookstore (a.k.a. Goodwill Bookstore) in Greenhills is up and running. As of Sunday, a bunch of school supplies and books (especially classics) were on sale.
For Philippine Speculative Fiction fans, the last few copies can be found in Fully Booked Cubao. Aside from that, I don't know where else you can get them.
I did pass by the Makati area (which I haven't done so in a long time). Nothing out of the ordinary aside from some Feng Shui rearrangements. Goodwill Bookstore, for example, is undergoing renovation, and they're not on sale. (The Mega Mall branch seems to have similarly gone *poof*.) Bibliarch had a shelving rearrangement that makes the shop seem more spacious.
Over the past few weeks I've been plugging the annual book fair but since it'll be held next week, here are the final details: August 30 - September 3, 2006. World Trade Center, Sen. Gil Puyat Ave. corner Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City, Metro Manila. And while you're at it, drop by stall #112, which is CCHQ's stall (still haven't gotten rid of all their inventory). Manga will be going for P100, while English imports will be selling for half price.