The Book Stop Project Is Now in Intramuros

…In front of Manila Cathedral, to be exact.

After charming the neighborhood of Makati in Ayala Triangle Gardens a few weeks ago, this pop-up library moved to its second location in Old Manila. I serendipitously came across their second spot when I took my Australian relatives on a tour around Intramuros.

Second and current location: Intramuros

Second and current location: Intramuros

The premise hasn’t changed. You’re free to drop by to read, hang out, donate, trade, or take home any book you like, provided that you return it when you’re done. There’s also the ongoing “Date With a Book” project (a.k.a. Blind Book Date), where you wrap a book you’d like to donate, write keywords or a dedication on the wrapper, and leave it on the bookshelf. You’re free to grab a blind book of your interest.

The pop-up library does not discriminate. If you browse through their Facebook page, you’ll see photos of people from all walks of life—from tourists to street children hanging at The Book Stop.

I wonder where the next location will be.

May 21, 2016


  1. kim wrote:

    I was able to read some of the books when they were situated at ayala triangle . That blind book date is a marvelous idea. You will never know what book can touch your heart and you might relate to the dedication written on it as well. I hope they set up another one near Makati because i have a lot of books that i want to donate.

  2. Brenda wrote:

    So nice, such a friendly idea.

  3. Sandrah Araja wrote:

    Di ko alam na may ganito tayo. Thank you for this! I’ll recommend this to my brother 🙂 I’m wondering, pano pag umulan? Baka umanggi sa libro.

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