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Troubled Trump attacks ex-aide who calls him not 'fit' for office

Jun 19, 2020 - 12:01 AM

'I don't think he's fit for office. I don't think he has the competence to carry out the job,' John Bolton tells ABC News to promote his book, 'The Room Where it Happened'

'NOT FIT.' In this file photo taken on May 13, 2019, National Security Advisor John Bolton listens while US President Donald Trump speaks to the press before a meeting with Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC. File photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Emergency digital library sued over 'brazen' copyright violations

Jun 02, 2020 - 9:56 AM

Hachette Book Group, HarperCollins Publishers, John Wiley & Sons and Penguin Random House say the free digital library is in violation of copyright law

NATIONAL EMERGENCY LIBRARY. Foreground image from the Internet Archive.

JK Rowling to publish fairy tale free for locked-down children

May 26, 2020 - 11:46 PM

The first two chapters of 'The Ickabog' are up online

(FILES) This file photo taken on February 12, 2017 shows  British author J. K. Rowling posing upon arrival at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Albert Hall in London. The creator of a wizarding empire which has dazzled the world, J. K. Rowling struggled through hardship to become an unrivalled children's author with a global voice. Now 20 years since "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" was first published, inspiring a generation of young readers -- and their parents -- it is hard to imagine Rowling before the seven Harry Potter books.  / AFP PHOTO / Justin TALLIS

'Wuhan Diary': Fighting and writing about the beautiful battle

May 25, 2020 - 7:07 PM

'We could have learned from the Wuhan experience but we never did and instead magnified the problems with our own stupidity and negligence.'

EPICENTER. A woman wearing a hazmat suit walks along a street in Wuhan, in China's central Hubei province on April 1, 2020.  Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

'BULAWAN: Interviews with Filipino Medical Oncologists' ebook available for free download

May 23, 2020 - 5:03 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The print copy of 'Bulawan' was launched during the celebration of the PSMO’s 50th anniversary last October 25, 2019

Detours from home: I'm glad I bought all those books

May 22, 2020 - 3:40 PM

When the bookstores closed, I turned to my long-forgotten to-be-read pile

James McAvoy, Kat Dennings lead cast for Neil Gaiman’s ‘Sandman’ audiobook

May 14, 2020 - 12:12 PM

The audiobook is up for pre-order now on Audible

THE SANDMAN. Neil Gaiman's hit graphic novel series is being adapted into audiobooks by Audible. Screenshot from

Calida and Duterte: A 4-decade friendship as lawyers, gun enthusiasts, friends of Bongbong Marcos

May 09, 2020 - 8:29 PM

Up to the last minute before the 2016 presidential campaign, Jose Calida pushed for Bongbong Marcos to be Duterte's running mate. But Alan Peter Cayetano prevailed.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte greets Solicitor General Jose Calida prior to the start of the 46th Cabinet Meeting in Malacañang March 2, 2020. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Celebrities to narrate 'Harry Potter' book for free

May 06, 2020 - 10:15 AM

Stars like Daniel Radcliffe, Dakota Fanning, and David Beckham will read together for the 'Harry Potter At Home' streaming, which will be available on Spotify for free

National Book Store reopens for delivery orders

May 05, 2020 - 5:47 PM

Need work-from-home supplies, books, art supplies, and more? National Book Store's website is now taking orders for home delivery.

Stephenie Meyer to release new ‘Twilight’ book ‘Midnight Sun’ in August 2020

May 05, 2020 - 9:48 AM

This time, it'll be written from Edward Cullen's point-of-view

How to share your books on Google Play Books

May 01, 2020 - 2:57 PM

You can create a network of up to 6 total members that can read purchased books

Image from Google/YouTube

Hong Kong dissident reopens bookshop in Taiwan, defying Beijing

Apr 25, 2020 - 3:58 PM

Lam Wing-kee is 1 of 5 booksellers from Causeway Bay Books publishing salacious titles about China's leaders. Lam vanished and then resurfaced in custody on the mainland in 2015.

UNBOWED. Lam Wing-kee, a bookseller from Hong Kong who in 2015 was detained in China for allegedly bringing banned books into the mainland, waves to the press during the launch of the 'Causeway Bay Books' bookstore in Taipei on April 25, 2020. Photo by Sam Yeh/AFP

Fully Booked reopens online store for book deliveries

Apr 25, 2020 - 11:46 AM

Restocking those bookshelves? Fully Booked Online is back in business, now accepting Metro Manila and provincial delivery orders

Expedia raising $3.2 billion to weather pandemic hit

Apr 24, 2020 - 12:17 PM

Expedia will also furlough workers, and its board and top executive will forgo cash pay for the rest of the year, Expedia Group chairman Barry Diller says

Italy's booksellers warn of 'cultural deserts' in pandemic

Apr 21, 2020 - 10:31 PM

Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has allowed bookstores to reopen after a 6 week suspension of almost all business activity across Italy

A woman shops in a bookstore in Rome on April 20, 2020 after the Italian government decides the re-opening of certain commercial activities amid a lockdown aimed at curbing the spread of the COVID-19 disease caused by the novel coronavirus. (Photo by Andreas SOLARO / AFP)

LOOK: Isabelle Daza makes animated children's story to explain coronavirus pandemic

Apr 20, 2020 - 1:21 PM

'Tralala the Tiger' and friends explain the coronavirus pandemic to young kids

During these days of solitude, consider these books

Apr 12, 2020 - 8:00 PM

It’s okay not to read right now. But if you decide to pick up a book, here are some recommendations that can help tide you over until we get back to better times.

LIST: Where you can get free books online

Mar 26, 2020 - 4:00 PM

Catch up on your reading!

Paulo Coelho puts up free e-books on website

Mar 21, 2020 - 10:41 AM

'During the current COVID-19 pandemic, I posted some e-books for free,' the author writes on Instagram

Ex-National Book Development Board official convicted of graft

Mar 08, 2020 - 8:20 PM

The Sandiganbayan says the former official renewed a security agency's contract without public bidding in 2002

Sandiganbayan Photo by: DARREN LANGIT

LIST: 20 new books to help PH kids develop love of reading

Mar 07, 2020 - 10:00 AM

The 20 books, all written in Filipino, are published by Philippine publishing houses for Room to Read, a global nonprofit that promotes reading among young children

A review of Joel Rocamora’s 'Impossible is Not So Easy: A Life in Politics'

Mar 01, 2020 - 3:00 PM

'The book raises important questions like: Can a reformist be considered a leftist or a revolutionary? Can good people thrive in bad governments?'

Big Bad Wolf releases safety guidelines in light of coronavirus outbreak

Feb 06, 2020 - 6:28 PM

The book sale starts on February 14

For a 'human rights culture': Group launches children's rights comic book

Feb 06, 2020 - 4:34 PM

Batang May K!, a collaboration between PhilRights and Makô, hopes to make children understand better the importance of human rights amid violations under President Rodrigo Duterte

Librong LIRA launches Nick Pichay’s poetry book

Feb 03, 2020 - 12:23 PM

PRESS RELEASE: Nick Pichay’s book will be the sixth poetry book published by Librong LIRA

Photo courtesy of LIRA

‘You Are A Badass’ author Jen Sincero to visit Manila

Jan 29, 2020 - 7:00 PM

The New York Times best-selling self-help author will be signing books and holding a self-help session in Fully Booked BGC on February 19

Inside the Industry: Making comic books your business with Komiket's Paolo Herras

Jan 24, 2020 - 2:25 PM

We dive into the world of local comic books, conventions, and its future in TV and movie adaptations

A review of Walden Bello’s 'Counterrevolution'

Jan 22, 2020 - 4:00 AM

'I don’t think this kind of book can be written by just any sociologist (or political scientist). Intellectual discipline and clarity of this kind come only with a particular depth of political involvement and experience.'

Big Bad Wolf book sale returns in February 2020

Jan 17, 2020 - 11:06 AM

Who needs a date when you've got books? The 'world's biggest book sale' will be in Manila from February 14 to 24, 2020.

Cancellations, refunds: Managing hotel, Airbnb bookings during calamity

Jan 14, 2020 - 1:08 AM

Cancel your reservations as early as you can and always keep safe

TAAL'S WRATH. A view of the Taal volcano after sunrise taken in Tagaytay on January 13, 2020. Photo by Lisa Marie David/Rappler

FYI bookworms: Fully Booked introduces monthly subscription service

Jan 04, 2020 - 3:30 PM

For P799, Fully Booked will deliver a newly-released surprise book title to your doorstep every month!

Literary writers, journalists remember writer Sylvia Mayuga

Jan 01, 2020 - 1:00 PM

Joel Pablo Salud, Inday Espino-Varona, Marne Kilates and more pay tribute to Sylvia

Writer Sylvia Mayuga dies

Dec 31, 2019 - 5:46 PM

The award-winning author had 3 National Book Awards to her name

AWARD-WINNING WRITER. Book author, write, and columnist Sylvia Mayuga dies at 77. Photo from Sylvia Mayuga's Facebook page

[OPINION] Raising the scores in reading comprehension through book clubs

Dec 28, 2019 - 4:48 PM

The first step in improving the scores in reading comprehension begins with fostering a love for reading

'Nowhere to Go But UP': Book on Fighting Maroons launched

Dec 16, 2019 - 7:18 PM

Authored by Rappler sports correspondent Naveen Ganglani, the book chronicles the rise of the UP Fighting Maroons from UAAP cellar-dwellers to Final Four contenders

IN PHOTOS: 38th National Book Awards ceremony

Dec 01, 2019 - 6:41 PM

Rappler's Marites Vitug and Thought Leaders columnist Joselito de los Reyes are among those recognized at the awarding ceremony

The 38th National Book Awards at the National Museum of Fine Arts on November 23, 2019.

Ang kuwento ng dalawang Antonio

Nov 30, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Magkapatid sa sining, at kapwa isinilang nang Nobyembre, si Lamberto Antonio ay iniluklok kamakailan sa Hall of Fame ng Palanca, habang si Teo Antonio ang paksa ng librong nanalo ng National Book Award

From 10 cents to $1.26 million: First Marvel comic sets auction record

Nov 22, 2019 - 6:21 PM

1939's 'Marvel Comics No. 1' issue was produced in 1939 and is considered the ‘Big Bang’ of the Marvel Comics Superhero Universe

A young Filipino-American comes of age as Duterte’s drug war rages on

Nov 17, 2019 - 6:00 PM

How young adult novel 'The Patron Saints of Nothing' tackles the drug war, intergenerational relations, and the search for identity amid the Filipino-American diaspora

Stanley Chi releases new book 'Love is Landian with Effort'

Nov 08, 2019 - 7:30 AM

Landi responsibly, kids

YA novel about Duterte's 'drug war' nominated for CILIP Carnegie Medal

Nov 05, 2019 - 10:41 AM

This is the second major international award for the novel, written by Filipino-American Randy Ribay

FINALIST. The YA novel, written by Filipino-American Randy Ribay, is a finalist in this year's National Book Awards. File photo by Rappler

Rappler’s Marites Vitug, Joselito de los Reyes win 38th National Book Awards

Nov 04, 2019 - 8:58 PM

Marites Dañguilan Vitug’s ‘Rock Solid: How the Philippines Won Its Maritime Case against China’ is Best Book in Journalism and Joselito D. de los Reyes’s ‘Finding Teo: Tula/Talambuhay’ is Best Book of Nonfiction Prose in Filipino

Capitalism with Chinese characteristics

Oct 23, 2019 - 12:00 PM

The strengths of Chinese-style capitalism have also been its vulnerabilities

BUILDING UP. Workers erect scaffolding at a construction site in Beijing on October 22, 2019. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

LOOK: 'Ignited' comic book series tackles mass shootings with superheroes

Oct 18, 2019 - 12:00 PM

U.S.-French comic book 'Ignited' is penned by former Marvel and DC writers and tells the fictional story of 6 teens who survive a high school shooting and develop superpowers

Remember a time when Filipino film criticism was alive and well with ‘Break It to Me Gently’

Oct 11, 2019 - 11:59 AM

The book, by Richard Bolisay, will be launched on October 19 at QCinema festival.

Pia Wurtzbach is writing a novel inspired by her own pageant experience

Oct 10, 2019 - 3:32 PM

Which is fiction, which is real life? We'll have to wait for the book to come out.

YA novel set in Duterte's 'drug war' among finalists in 2019 National Book Awards

Oct 09, 2019 - 1:40 PM

'Patron Saints of Nothing' tells the story of a Filipino-American who comes back home after a cousin is killed in Duterte's 'drug war'

FINALIST. The YA novel, written by Filipino-American Randy Ribay, is a finalist in this year's National Book Awards. File photo by Rappler

A teen's thoughts on 'Si Janus Silang at ang Hiwagang may Dalawang Mukha'

Oct 09, 2019 - 9:58 AM

I remember about 4 years ago, I came home one day to find two new books from my father. It was parts one and two of the Janus Silang books. I loved them. I realized that the series has become a part of my life now.

Turkey rules 'Rebel Girls' children's book be treated as porn

Oct 05, 2019 - 10:41 AM

'Some stories will have a detrimental influence on the minds of those under the age of 18,' the Turkish government says about 'Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls', a series of inspiring stories about women of history for young children