This Message came from Budjette Tan (Alamat Comics):
On April 21, the Instituto Cervantes in Manila will join the international celebration of World Book Day with a series of cultural events open to the general
public. The International Day of the Book is marked every year on April 23. The idea for this celebration originated in Catalonia, Spain where on St George’s Day, males and females traditionally exchange a rose for the gift of a book.
Instituto Cervantes will have an Open House on April 21 from 10am to 11pm featuring Filipino writer’s book-signing (F. Sionil Jose, Gregorio Brillantes, Marjorie Evasco and Jessica Zafra among others), jazz concerts, dance performances, and film showings (At 2pm La Colmena, based on the novel by Camilo Jose Cela; then at 6pm El Metodo, based on the play El Metodo Gronholm), Spanish wine & cheese tasting, free
salsa & Latin dance classes, etc. The Day will begin with a Book Market where Instituto Cervantes will offer at token price more than 4,000 brand new books.
The market will also include a sale of books (20% off) by publishing firms like Anvil and bookstores La Solidaridad, FullyBooked or A Different Bookstore.
Following the tradition of the Day of the Book in Spain, a rose will be given to every book buyer.
Instituto Cervantes is at 855 T.M. Kalaw, Manila, beside Casino Español.