To launch the list of quality books and readings that can be used as supplementary materials, the National Book Development Board (NBDB), in partnership with the Department of Education (DepEd), organized the Highly Recommended Supplementary Materials Conference and Book Fair that was held last 27-28 November 2012 at the Mega Trade Hall I, SM Mega Mall, Mandaluyong City.

The Book Fair boasted of award-winning books and reading materials published locally. A number of books which passed the screening conducted by Network of Outstanding Teachers and Educators (NOTED) were also exhibited. Next to the Book Fair, an academic and scholarly conference was held. The use of local culture and the latest technology in educating the youth was emphasized.

The HRSM list and the related events aim to help the educators from the public and private schools in making intelligent choices in the vetting of supplementary books and materials for use in their respective schools.