The Filipino people have always been storytellers at heart, and this month we are celebrating all kinds of Filipino stories in different ways. Take a seat and relax as storytellers recount our many myths and legends, or explore them on your own through our collections in-store and online. You can also revisit our conversations with Filipino writers from here and out in the world.
Look through our list below and check out some of the ways you can celebrate this #BuwanNgMgaAkdangPinoy! As we gather more books and activities, we’ll be updating this page — so stay tuned!
1. Dive into our local legends with Adarna House.
Fill your Saturdays with exciting stories from Adarna House! The storytelling sessions will be held every 3rd Saturday of the month, 2 PM, at the Children’s Section (2nd Floor) of Fully Booked Bonifacio High Street. Admission is free.
2. Explore more of our own brand of myth and magic.
Revisit the classic texts from UP Press’s Philippine Folk Literature collection, or dig into the various new stories such as Zsazsa Zaturnnah, A Curse for an Emperor, and After Lambana.
3. Read our conversation with Elaine Castillo.
We chat with author the author of America Is Not the Heart about her acclaimed debut novel, her recent trip to the Philippines, and her experience as a writer and a Filipina. Check out our Author Spotlight on Elaine Castillo here.
4. Take a peek into Dawn Lanuza’s poetry.
Dawn explores the whirlwind experience of first love in her poetry debut, The Last Time I’ll Write About You.
Read an excerpt from Dawn’s collection here.
5. Shop for more Homegrown Reads in stores and online.