Everyone was going crazy when they heard about #BigBadWolf going to Manila. Who wouldn’t want to buy books at a huge discount price? Well, BIG BAD WOLF is offering up to 80% Discount!! Yes dear, I am not kidding and sure they are not kidding as well. And just because it is 80% OFF doesn’t mean that the condition of the books is bad. Their books are all in “Very Good Condition”. As you read this post, you are probably thinking already to pay a visit at the store. Don’t worry, you can come anytime as they are open 24 HOURS NON-STOP! They are located at World Trade Center in Pasay City. Just use Google Maps and Waze as your guide on how to get there.
Big Bad Wolf Books is a Malaysian based group and has been satisfying Asia’s book cravings since 2009, they have been roaming around Asia. They held their sale in Indonesia, Thailand, and Sri Lanka. Right after this sale in Manila they will head straight to Jakarta for their next home.
I was honored to meet Mr. Ivan, one of the men behind Big Bad Wolf. He shared stories with me about how happy he is to be here in Manila, Philippines. And also he was quite upset with bookworms not being able to take good care of the books. He showed me a video from a concerned citizen about books scrambled on the floor, and it was like a mountain of books. It was really embarrassing for us Filipinos not being able to follow their SIMPLE RULE:
AVOID TOSSING your unwanted books everywhere (put them back where you found them!)
I even caught red-handed A LOT of bookworms doing this and it breaks my heart that they are not able to follow this rule.
I noted what he said during our talk earlier, “We know everyone is just too excited with all our books and have excitedly forgotten the importance of #BrowsingResponsibly. To all my cubs and I, 1 less book on the table would be 1 less opportunity to change a life.” I definitely agreed with the excitement. “We want to remind. Not reprimand.” he added.
Moving forward, for the last 48 hours left here of Big Bad Wolf, let us show how we take good care of our own books at home. Let us show that we are responsible bookworms. Let us always think that there is a next customer wanting that specific book that you left on a wrong table. How could that customer find that? Please put it back where you took it.
2. Before you head to Big Bad Wolf, make sure you already have the list of books that you are wanting to buy. In this case, you will just browse for the books you are looking for.
3. Some good titles like Stephen King, Chuck Palahniuk, Mitch Albom, Rick Riordan and more are on different tables. They are not on their respective category. Why? Well, I already mentioned the reason earlier. Please return the books in their proper place if you are not going to buy them. Anyhow, please check every single corner and I am pretty sure that you will score a good one.
4. DO NOT MISS THIS! When they are unboxing, they advised not to be super close to the staff because they cannot properly move and unload the books. Please give them some time to unload all the box. And do not go too far. Wait for them to finish. Sometimes, they are raising the books and asking everyone if they want to have a copy. So just raise your hand and say “Hey hey hey hey here here here!” Ha ha ha!
5. Last tip, the treasure! Okay, let’s say you are done and you are heading to the cashier. THERE ARE A LOT OF GOOD TITLES IN THAT AREA!! Roam around and look for one. Some bookworms probably had changed their mind about not buying that book and they will just leave it in the cashier. Make sure you browse them properly.
You can find a lot of books there. From Fiction, Non-Fiction like Photography, Cookbooks, Music & Movies and more. Pay a visit and expect at least 4 to 5 hours there because you will never notice the time. Feel free to browse the photos I took below.
Special thanks to my photographer of the day: RV Carreon
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