PBS at the 40th Manila International Book Fair
The Philippine Bible Society (PBS) was once again blessed with the opportunity of becoming an exhibitor at this year’s 40th Manila International Book Fair (MIBF). Book lovers of all literary genres imaginable came together at the SMX Convention Center from September 11 to 15, 2019 to celebrate the joys of reading and writing. The PBS MIBF team took great care in designing the booth and displaying the Scripture offerings with love. We merged six booths (nos. 315-317 and 294-296) into one along aisle G-H, so that PBS booth visitors would have ample space to shop for Bibles. The wide walkways allowed Gizmo–who visited the booth on September 14 (Saturday) for photo opportunities with the younger visitors–to interact and entertain people with ease. The mini stage area we have created this year was also a big hit. PBS Events Coordinator Bryan Anastacio shared about two in-booth activi- ties that were particularly well-received. For the public Bible reading, he noted, “When the New Testament: Pinoy Version is being read out loud, it really piques people’s interest.” Regarding his pop-up Bible quizzes throughout the week, he shared, “People participated well. They liked the prizes that we gave them–copies of the Generics NT, Pinoy NT bookmarks, tracts, and more.”
#PraywithPBS: We pray for the Pinoy Version Psalms and Proverbs translation project to be completed by March 2020, for a September 2020 launch at the 41st Manila International Book Fair.
Thank you for supporting PBS at MIBF 2019! See you next year!