Victoria Aveyard in PH!

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Victoria Aveyard Book Signing Tour

ONLY BOOKS PURCHASED FROM NATIONAL BOOK STORE, NATIONAL BOOK STORE EXPRESS OR POWERBOOKS WILL BE ACCOMMODATED.

Book Signing Mechanics
1. Registration will start at 10:00 a.m. First come, first served.
• March 5 at The Gallery, Ayala Center Cebu
• March 6 at National Book Store Glorietta 1

2. Each participant is allowed to have a maximum of three (3) books to be signed (1 personalized and 2 with signatures only). The books must be presented upon registration. Only copies of Victoria Aveyard books bought at any National Book Store, NBS Express, and Powerbooks branches will be allowed. The book must have its official receipt or price tag.

3. A participant can register only once. Each participant will be given the following:
• Numbered Signing Pass
• Stamp mark on the hand to indicate your registration

4. NBS will take every effort to get as many books signed as possible. However, should there be an excessive number of guests, NBS reserves the right to limit the number of copies per guest or limit the number of guests in line.

5. There will be an official photographer from NBS who will take your photo with the author. However, we strictly allow only one photo per person.

Frequently Asked Questions

When and where are the book signings?
March 5, 1:00 p.m., at The Gallery, Ayala Center Cebu
March 6, 2:00 p.m., at National Book Store, Glorietta 1

Is there a registration fee?
No. There is no registration fee.

When will the registration be?
Registration opens at 10:00 a.m. on March 5 at The Gallery, Ayala Center Cebu, and 10:00 a.m. on March 6 at National Bok Store, Glorietta 1. Each guest will be asked to fill out the registration form upon arrival. First come, first served. Guests must present their book to get a numbered Signing Pass. The book must have either of the following as proof of purchase: Price Tag or Official Receipt from National Book Store, National Book Store Express or Powerbooks.

How many books can I have signed? Is there a limit as to how many people can have their books signed?
Each participant is allowed to have a maximum of three (3) books to be signed (1 personalized and 2 with signatures only). The books must be presented upon registration. We do not have any preset limit as to the number of people.

However, should there be an excessive number of guests, NBS reserves the right to limit the number of guests in line. First come, first served.

Can I bring old books or other editions of the books?
Yes, as long as the books were purchased from National Book Store, National Book Store Express or Powerbooks. The books must have either the price tag or official receipt.

Do I need to buy on-site?
No. You can buy books before or during the event.

Can I have other items signed?
No. Only books will be allowed to be signed by the author.

Can we have our photo taken with the author?
Yes. There will be an official photographer from NBS who will take your photo with the author. However, we strictly allow only one photo per person.

How much are the books?
Red Queen (Hardcover – P649)
Red Queen (Trade Paperback – P435)
Cruel Crown (Trade Paperback – P359)
Glass Sword (Hardcover – P699) – Available starting February 9
Glass Sword (Trade Paperback – P435) – Available starting February 9

Details from National Book Store Facebook page

See you there! 🙂

Event Recap: Lang Leav in Manila!

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For the month of December, National Book Store brings Lang Leav, bestselling author of poetry books Love and Misadventure and Lullabies to the Philippines for a book signing tour! Fans of Lang Leav expressed their excitement on social media as news broke out that the well-loved contemporary writer and artist is coming to the country. Well, who wouldn’t be thrilled to meet Lang? She’s AMAZING. Her poems speak to the reader’s soul and fills the heart with all kinds of feels. Her words have touched so many people’s lives including mine. 🙂 Without further ado, here’s a rundown of the fun bookish event on December 7th!

Forum1_editedI had the opportunity to attend a Q & A with Lang Leav where she eagerly answered questions from bloggers. Her answers were brief yet insightful. We learned a lot about Lang and her writing even with a few words. Wonderful, yeah? Plus, her accent is awesome! 🙂

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Q & A with Lang Leav

Here’s what we learned about Lang from the Q & A:

*She doesn’t really have a technique in writing poems. She just writes from instinct.

*When asked how she balances her time for her several passions such as art, fashion, and poetry, she said it’s the common misconception that she does all these things at once. She did the fashion many, many years ago, the same with art. The last two years have been about illustrations for the books and focusing on writing projects. “Writing has really taken over in the last couple of years,” she shared.

*Lang doesn’t really have a writing process. She said, “I guess I just write when I can, when I feel like it.” Lang writes generally at night, as she feels it is more for creativity. She doesn’t really have a set rule for that.

*Lang has spent the last couple of years with her poetry online and interacting with her readers. Her inspiration for her poems comes from the stories the readers tell her. Lang said, “I get a lot of sad stories and I guess my inspiration comes from that.”

*Love and Misadventure‘s success made the writing process for Lullabies easier for Lang because by then, she had already secured a publisher. That part was much easier because she didn’t have to go at it alone. In terms of writing, she was really writing anyway. “I like putting out new material for my readers. And pretty soon I had enough material for another book,” she stated.

*When asked if there was ever a time when she had to make a choice between artwork and poetry, Lang’s reply was: “I think in terms of choices, I’ve always just gone with my gut feeling and what I felt was working for me.” When the writing started taking off, it was clear to Lang that it was gonna be the forerunner because the response that she got for it was much, much bigger than she ever had for her artwork. And now it’s great that she has done the two because she likes to put them side by side. She thinks it’s really complimentary in the books.

*Bestselling Filipino author Noreen Capili asked Lang if there was ever a time when after finishing a poem, Lang felt that she has written a particular line or a poem before. And if yes, how does Lang reinvent herself herself without compromising the distinct voice. Lang’s response to that was: “I think when you do write a poem, you do get that feeling of deja vu sometimes. I guess you just got to weigh it up and down, and sit and think, ‘Was that too similar to something that I’ve said before or that something someone else has said before?’ And I think you just gotta find that balance and it’s really looking at it and making a call.”

*Lang has got another poetry book on its way. (HOORAY!!! *throws confetti*)

*Lang is halfway through a novel that she’s writing but she doesn’t know if that’s gonna have a 2015 release date.

*Lang loves it when someone reads her poem and comes up with an interpretation far from what she really means. She said, “I think it’s really fantastic that someone can take a poem and look at it in so many different ways. And I think that’s the beauty about poetry. You’re the protagonist, which means that you can put yourself into that poem.”

*Writing poems is just something that Lang has always done. Writing is her way of getting her feelings out. She tends to be more prolific when she’s going through a tough time. Lang cited an example in which her best friend’s mother passed away in 2007. That was a really, really tough year for her. She draws a lot from the incident as well for the sadness because her best friend’s mom was like a second mother to her.

*A blogger asked Lang what piece of art or poetry does she most attribute her success as an artist and poet. She answered, “I think it’s been a combination of a lot of things.” Lang’s most popular poem ever would be Souls (the one about “goodnight”). She really likes it now than when she first wrote it and was surprised by the popularity of it. “I wrote that when I was still in a long distance relationship with Michael (Faudet) when he was living in New Zealand and I was in Australia. And every time we spoke on the phone, after we hung up the phone, there was like this horrible silence and this void and that was the inspiration for Souls.”

*Lang’s favorite saying or wisdom that she always brings with her: “Your words are your power. Never forget your words.”

You may listen to the audio recording of the Q & A here.

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Lang Leav signing copies of Lullabies

Lang signed our copies of Lullabies right after the short Q & A. Her warm smile and charming disposition certainly lit up the whole room infecting everyone so we’re all smiles until after the event!

Selfies with Lang Leav

With the amazing Lang Leav! 🙂

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Hardest Selfie Ever 9.0 with Lyra of Defiantly Deviant! We missed our Hardest Selfie buddies Louisse of The Soul Sisters, Kate of The Bookaholic Blurbs, and Sab of Sab The Book Eater!

After the Q & A, we proceeded to Powerbooks Greenbelt 4 to check out the public signing. Boy, were there lots of people! The entire second floor of the bookstore was buzzing! I was so glad to see and feel the wholehearted support of Filipino bookworms for Lang Leav. 🙂

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A display of Lang Leav’s books at Powerbooks Greenbelt 4

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Filipino bookworms LOVE Lang Leav!

Enormous thanks to the ever prodigious National Book Store for bringing Lang Leav to the Philippines! And to Lang, thank you so much for visiting our country and for sharing your beautiful words to the world. You are truly remarkable! 🙂

Signed copy of Lullabies

Signed copy of Lullabies! 🙂

Fellow PH bookworms, did you attend any of Lang Leav’s book signing in Manila? Share your experience in the comment section below!

 

Jennifer E. Smith and Lissa Price PH Book Signing Tour!

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What: Jennifer E. Smith and Lissa Price Book Signing Tour

When: September 19, 6 pm
Where: The Northwing Atrium, SM Cebu

When: September 20, 2 pm
Where: Level 1 Atrium, SM Aura Premier

When: September 21, 2 pm – 4 pm (200 slots only)
Where: Manila International Book Fair, SMX Convention Center

 

Jennifer E. Smith and Lissa Price Book Signing Tour
Frequently Asked Questions

When and where are the book signings?
September 19, 6:00 pm, at The Northwing Atrium, SM Cebu
September 20, 2:00 pm, at the Level 1 Atrium, SM Aura Premier

When will the registration be?
Registration opens at 10:00 am on September 19 at The Northwing Atrium, SM Cebu and 10:00 am on September 20 at the Level 1 Atrium, SM Aura Premier. Each guest will be asked to fill out the registration form upon arrival. Separate registrations for each event is required should you wish to attend both events. First come, first served.

Is there a registration fee?
No. There is no registration fee.

How many books can I have signed? Is there a limit as to how many people can have their books signed?
You may have any number of books signed as long as they were purchased from National Book Store, Bestsellers or Powerbooks, and we do not have any preset limit as to the number of people.

However, although we will take every effort to get as many books signed as possible, depending on the number of attendees, we reserve the right to limit the number of copies per person or limit the number of people in line. First come, first served.

Can I bring old books or other editions of the books?
Yes, as long as the books were purchased from National Book Store, Bestsellers and Powerbooks.

Do I need to buy on-site?
No. You can buy books before or during the event.

Can I have other items signed?
No. Only books will be allowed to be signed by the authors.

Can we have our photo taken with the author?
Yes, you can have your photo with the author when she signs your book. However, we strictly allow one photo per person only.

 

Jennifer E. Smith and Lissa Price Book Signing
Manila International Book Fair
Frequently Asked Questions

When and where is the book signing at the Manila International Book Fair (MIBF)?
The MIBF signing will be on Sunday, September 21, from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm in the National Book Store booth. For more information on the MIBF, you can go to www.manilabookfair.com.

Do I need a separate ticket to get into the MIBF?
Yes, you will still need a separate ticket to get into the MIBF.

When will the registration be?
Registration for the book signing at the Manila International Book Fair opens at 10:00 am on September 21 in the National Book Store booth. Only the first 200 registrants will be given a signing slot. Each guest will be asked to fill out the registration form upon arrival. First come, first served.

Is there a registration fee?
No. There is no registration fee.

How many books can I have signed?
You may have any number of books signed as long as they were purchased from National Book Store, Bestsellers or Powerbooks. However, although we will take every effort to get as many books signed as possible, depending on the number of attendees, we reserve the right to limit the number of copies per person or limit the number of people in line. First come, first served.

Can I bring old books or other editions of the books?
Yes, as long as the books were purchased from National Book Store, Bestsellers and Powerbooks.

Do I need to buy on-site?
No. You can buy books before or during the event.

Can I have other items signed?
No. Only books will be allowed to be signed by the authors.

Can we have our photo taken with the author?
Yes, you can have your photo with the author when she signs your book. However, we strictly allow one photo per person only.

 

PRICE LIST OF BOOKS

Jennifer E. Smith Titles
The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight (Trade Paperback – P365)
The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight (Hardcover – P729)
This is What Happy Looks Like (Trade Paperback – P399)
This is What Happy Looks Like (Hardcover – P729)
The Geography of You and Me (Trade Paperback – P399)
The Geography of You and Me (Hardcover – P699)

Lissa Price Titles
Starters (Trade Paperback – P349)
Enders (Trade Paperback – P495)
Enders (Hardcover – P625)

Visit National Book Store’s Facebook page for more details on the book signing tour.

 

I’M SO EXCITED FOR THE BOOK SIGNING TOUR! *MEGA FLAILS* 🙂 I hope to see you guys at one of the events!

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 Awesome Bookish Events in June and July!

National Book Store’s bringing two YA authors to the Philippines in June and July— JENNY HAN AND STEPHANIE PERKINS! AMAZING, right? I hope to see you guys at both events and let’s fangirl together! 🙂

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For information on the Jenny Han Book Signing Tour, please click on the links below:

Event Page

FAQs

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For more information on the Stephanie Perkins Book Signing Tour, please click on the links below:

Event Page 

FAQs