frequently asked questions

The 2020 Philippine Readers and Writers Festival is now happening ONLINE, with a week-long series of virtual events from September 28 to October 4, 2020 - all for FREE!

Special thanks to Raffles Makati and these participating publishers: ABS-CBN Books, Adarna House, Anvil Publishing, Ateneo de Manila University Press, Lampara Publishing House, Lifebooks, Summit Books, Tahanan Books, University of Santo Tomas Publishing House, and VIVA Books Publishing. Here are the answers to some of your FAQs:

What kinds of events are there? What is the schedule?
There will be a number of author interviews, book talks, and panel discussions on books, literature, and culture. Events take place between 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM daily. You can see the complete lineup and schedule of events by visiting

How can I watch them?
All events will be streamed on the National Book Store (NBS) Facebook Page: Selected sessions will also be simulcast on Shopee and Lazada.

Are there discounts for the books featured in the Festival?
Yes, all of the books featured during the Festival are available online on and our official stores on Shopee and Lazada. You can enjoy up to 20% OFF on all imported books and 10% OFF on all local books when you shop online from September 25 to October 4, 2020. Links will be provided in the description of each event, and you can also shop directly from the livestreams on Shopee and Lazada.

How can I send questions to the speakers or panelists?
Just comment your question on the livestream and our moderators will forward your questions to the host or moderator of the event.

What if I miss the livestream?
Every event livestream will be posted on the NBS Facebook Page and will still be available for viewing after it ends.

Will there be giveaways or raffle promos during the Festival?
Yes, stay tuned for updates.

Learn more by visiting You can sign up for updates, see the complete lineup and schedule of events, and shop online for books. See you at #PRWF2020!

National Book Store