Portal: Libro

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A Guide to Filipiniana Books
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Award-Winning Titles
Twice BlessedEtsa-pweraKilling Time in a Warm PlaceSalamanca
ABNKKBSNPLAko?!YoungbloodTwistedWithout Seeing the DawnDogeatersSuddenly Stateside
Books Made into Movies
Bata, Bata Paano Ka Ginawa?Bulaklak ng MaynilaPunyal na Ginto
Books Made into Theater Plays
The MassTreeDogeatersZsazsa Zaturnnah
The Governor-General’s KitchenPotluck, Hidalgo BondingSlow FoodFood Tour
Ciudad Murada26 Days Around the PhilippinesPhilippines, A ManifoldIslander: Travel Tales
Short Story Collections
Cadena de Amor and Other Short StoriesOn Cursed Ground and Other StoriesCalvary RoadWhite Elephants
Poetry Collections
Dark HoursLiyab sa AlaalaGagamba sa UhayApokriposMisterios and Other Poems
Children's Books
Bad KingsWhy Piña Has a Hundred EyesDagat Sa Kama Ni TroyPapel de LihaPilandok and the Kingdom Under the Sea
History Books
Great Filipinos in HistoryWho’s Who in Philippine HistoryOccupation ‘42100 Events that Shaped the Philippines
Gay and Lesbian Books
LadladSeduction and SolitudeRolling the R'sTibok
Art Books
Fabian De La Rosa and His TimesTreasures of the Philippine National MuseumFelix Resurreccion Hidalgo and the Generation of 1872Kiukok
La OrosaBeyond the Great WallMemoirs of a CommunistMyself, Elsewhere
Maligayang Pagdating sa Sitio CatacutanPagluwasDaisy NueveFeast and FamineCatch a Falling Star
Graphic Novels
Zsazsa ZaturnnahSiglo: FreedomPirataAfter EdenWastedJoaquin Bordado
The Best of Pugad BaboyThe Latest Of Larry Alcala's Mang AmboChaka Chronicles
Coffee Table Books
Piolo: BelievingPhilippine Church FacadesMalate: A Matter Of Taste
Book Series
F. Sionil José's Rosales SagaThe Jupiter EffectTrue Philippine Ghost Stories
Must Read Books Before You Die
Noli Me TangereDoctrina ChristianaSmaller and Smaller CirclesWhen the Elephants DanceThe Sky Over DimasWithout Seeing the DawnThe Woman Who Had Two NavelsA Light in the Cane FieldsAnina ng mga AlonTwice Blessed



On the shelves of Philippine Literature is an enormous array of great books waiting to be read. So, why not binge on reading them? The chronicles of history says that the Spaniards were the ones who introduced the art of printing to the early Filipinos. Hereafter, Doctrina Christiana and other religious, vocabulary, and historical books were published. Books authored by many of the country's prolific writers have defined Philippine literature to the world, such as Jose Rizal's famous novel Noli Me Tangere.

According to the National Book Development Board (NBDB) Readership Survey, some of the most popular books read by Filipinos include the Bible, followed by romance novels, cookbooks, comic books, and religious and inspirational works. Today, Filipino readership has been highly exposed on other media of reading other than print, like the Internet. On this premise, Portal: Libro showcases an all-time collection of Philippine Books of different genres where book lovers can hang out, read, and share their favorite books with each other.

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Manila International Book Fair

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This year the Manila International Book Fair (MIBF) marks its thirtieth year of continuous efforts to spread the value reading and literacy. Aside from the wide variety of books on sale, the five-day event also showcases activities such as storytelling sessions, seminars, book launchings, and cosplay competitions. The MIBF runs from September 16-20, 2009 at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City. For details, click HERE

Featured Book


Philippine Cartography

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Philippine Cartography 1320-1899 is a book written by National Artist for Historical Literature Carlos Quirino. It is considered the most comprehensive historical survey of Philippine maps. The book's third edition was published by Vibal Foundation in February 2010 as part of its Filipiniana Clásica series. In Cartography, Quirino details how the Philippines became known in the late 16th century as an obscure cluster of islands in the Pacific Ocean and evolved for over four centuries into its current iconography... (read more)

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