Pinoy Book Stop Tour 2017: Libraries, Bookstores, and Book Museums

On April 7 to 8, 2017, the National Book Development Board (NBDB) will once again hold the Pinoy Book Stop Tour featuring independent and campus-based bookstores within and south of Metro Manila. In addition to these stops, community and university libraries and book museums will also be part of the itinerary this year.

Each book stop will host activities, such as book talks, poetry readings, and music performances, to further promote local books and excellent titles, particularly the recent winners of the National Book Awards and the National Children’s Book Awards. This year, the tour will be starting in Marikina and concluding in Laguna. On the first day, the tour will visit the Marikina Book Museum cum Ethnology Center, Quezon City Public Library, and UST Publishing House Bookstore. The second day will travel to Laguna and Tagaytay to visit Bodhi Mind and Body Shop, Komikero Komiks Museum, Books, Crafts, and Coffeeshop Los Baños, and DepEd Library Hub Laguna.

The Pinoy Book Stop Tour is part of the activities of the National Literature Month or Buwan ng Panitikan. The NBDB together with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), and Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino (KWF), has been promoting Philippine literature, supporting the growth of independent book stores, and encouraging reading of excellent Filipino-authored books since declaring April as National Literature Month in 2015.

Interested participants, who are 18 years old and above, may reserve a slot at with their name, affiliation, and contact number on or before March 28, 2017. Additional companion/s will not be entertained. While the Pinoy Book Stop Tour is free to everyone, slots are limited and it is a first-come, first-served basis. The NBDB will provide a transportation vehicle for the participants of the Pinoy Book Stop Tour.