frequently asked questions

When and where is The Philippine Readers and Writers Festival?
The Philippine Readers and Writers Festival will be from August 10 to 12, 2018 at the Raffles Makati.

When will the registration be?
Daily registration starts at 8:30 a.m. and will continue throughout the day. Each guest will be asked to fill out the registration form upon arrival and will be given a festival ID/ pass which can be used for all the events in The Philippine Readers and Writers Festival from August 10 to 12. Venue capacities for each event are limited. Seats are on a first come, first served basis.

Venue Capacity:
Buenavista – 40 guests
Namayan – 60 guests
Ballroom I – 220 guests
Ballroom II – 300 guests

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

For Local author events:

How many and which 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, National Book Store Express, 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 book?
Yes, as long as the books were purchased from National Book Store, National Book Store Express, 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 he/ she signs your book. However, we strictly allow one photo per person only.

National Book Store