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An intimate gathering of independent and specialty bookstores, storytellers and art shops sponsored by Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), Warehouse Eight together with Kwago Bookstore, is happening on November 18 at Warehouse Eight, La Fuerza compound in Makati. 

The first experience-driven book fair highlights different creative ways to experience literature.

“We want Komura; to be a kind of book fair that doesn’t feel like you just want to get rid of surplus. Warehouse Eight has always been a space for authentic interactions and we’re happy to welcome and host this kind of initiatives in our home,” co-owner of Warehouse Eight Kayla Dionisio shared.

Komura; is not just a place to buy affordable books, but it is designed to be interactive. There will be a reading lounge in the event where people can drink coffee and play some vinyl records at the same time.

Our main goal is for Komura; to be a haven for deep and honest exchange of curiosities and a platform to showcase and explore the possibilities of a book,” says Czyka Tumaliuan, founder of Kwago Bookstore.

Musicians like Alyana Lea Carmela, Hoochie Coochie Mikkie, and Gentle Universe will also share their stories through music and award-winning writer Joachim Antonio will transform Warehouse Eight into an open theatre and launch his new storytelling project called EXESANONYMOUS. 

The Spark Project will also be there to do a crowdfunding workshop that can empower writers and illustrators to publish on their own, while Kwago is hosting the first Bookworms Meetup in Manila where book lovers can geek out and trade books they love.

Komura; Book Fair is on November 18, Saturday at Warehouse Eight, La Fuerza compound, Makati City. Door charge is at P200 and tickets come with a short story from CCP. Check out their event page for more updates.

Photos from Komura; book fair

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