Our Purpose: We exist so that Filipinos can share their stories.

The NBDB is a prime mover of Filipino creative work that inspires and advances book creation and propagates the culture of reading.

By upholding and promoting quality Filipino literary works in a manner that effectively connects and engages, Filipino authors capture readers all over the world—uplifting the country’s status as an admired center of literary excellence.
We do this through:

● The mandate and support of the Philippine government
● Programs dedicated to creative capacity building
● Promotion of Philippine literature locally and internationally

Under New Leadership: In March 2021, Charisse Aquino-Tugade was appointed as the Executive Director of the NBDB.

She is working on the National Book Database to standardize publishing industry metadata and bibliographic information of Filipino-authored publications. She also envisioned and spearheaded The Book Nook, storytelling and reading communities that provide Pinoy books for kids and kids-at-heart from Ifugao to Tawi-Tawi.

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