(from left ) Gawad Kalinga Movement Building Head Harvey Maranguinot and Big Bad Wolf co-founder Jacqueline Ng at the Big Bad Wolf Book Sale Davao 2019 press con at Union Market Azuela Cove.

Big Bad Wolf book sale returns to Davao

The Big Bad Wolf returns to Davao City on November 22 until December 2 at the Enderun Tent in Azuela Cove business district.

Touted as the world’s biggest book sale, the 24-hour book event will have over a million book titles where shoppers can avail of 50 to 90% discount. Big Bad Wolf will be partnering with Gawad Kalinga

Jacqueline Ng, co-founder of the Big Bad Wolf Book Sale is expecting more people to come to this year’s book sale in Davao City. Last year’s Big Bad Wolf in Davao City had 150,000 visitors.

“We’re excited to see more Dabawenyos at the Big Bad Wolf Sale this year and hopefully we are able to continuously instill and create a love for reading. Through the enthusiastic welcome we received, it is heartwarming to see that Filipinos are looking forward to attending our Book Sale again in Davao,” Ng said.

Ng said that based on the sales last year, Dabawenyos are a different market from Manila and Cebu as the Dabawenyos prefer children books more.

“It is very encouraging that Dabawenyos are reading,” Ng said.

For this year’s Big Bad Wolf, they will be bringing Magical Books with Augmented Reality Technology. These books aims to help child’s learning and development as they are able to interact, read, play and learn using its cutting edge technology.

Meanwhile the Big Bad Wolf thru Gawad Kalinga is looking to donate books to children in quake affected areas to help them deal with stress and the trauma.

“Let us know what books they need because books are a huge stress reliever,” Ng said to Gawad Kalinga Movement Building Head Harvey Maranguinot over the plans to donate books to the children in quake affected localities.

Maraguinot said they would be ascertaining the number of affected children which would be given books, he said the focus currently of Gawad Kalinga is to bring necessities such as food on the table.

Gawad Kalinga has been collaborating with Gawad Kalinga in promoting literacy in communities. This year the collected books will be distributed in Sibol Villarica, Sibol Cogon, Siobol San Nicolas, Sibol Mahayag and Sibol Medsa. (PIA/RG Alama)

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