As the new year comes around, a lot of folks like to get their plans in order, and rightly so! With that in mind, we've compiled a quick photo guide to the different types of journals and planners we are offering at Fully Booked. First up...
It began a long time ago…
J.R.R. Tolkien penned a novel that would have massive cultural significance on the world, and get the ball rolling on the fantasy subculture that is still alive and well, decades later. It all began a long time ago… a story of a Hobbit, some dwarves and a dragon.
And very, very soon (a.k.a. 'tomorrow'), The Hobbit film's second installment hits the big screen, worldwide. And here's what's getting us really excited:
Fully Booked is proudly supporting FIlipino ReaderCon 2013, an event that brings together readers, writers and publishers in a celebration of the written word. ReaderCon is happening tomorrow, November 9, at the Rizal Library in Ateneo de Manila University, with the theme, What Do Readers Want? With that in mind, we've decided to take part in the action (it's sure to be a page-turner!), and here's how:
Over the past few Fridays, Filipino ReaderCon has encouraged members of the book-reading community to blog their thoughts on books, with a series of themes. This week's theme—the last one before the big event—is Something I Want.
Shout out to all the kids...and the kids at heart!
Halloween Comicfest will soon be upon us (it's already on this Saturday, October 24!), and we've got a bunch of great titles that kids will enjoy. Check 'em out!
"I don't keep my books in a book case because books are scattered all over the house!", confesses the latest subject of our Show Your Shelf series, film and television actor Jericho Rosales. We found this especially interesting, as it gave us a reason to roam around his beautiful home to disover the titles, magazines and records that have most influenced his life and craft.
We noticed that Jericho's books are an expression of the dreams and aspirations he has in life such as living a life of adventure, having a beautiful house by the beach, starting a cool business, or even being a hero. And well, isn't that a big part of what books are for all of us?
Join us as we do a bit of Q&A with 'Echo'.
A few of weeks ago, we sounded a call for photographers to test their mettle against fellow shutterbugs in the Herakut Photo Shootout—a challenge that would have them snap shots of German street art duo Herakut during their live art exhibitions at Fully Booked. We received over a hundred entries, from which we chose only twelve of the finest to vie for the top prize.
Those twelve finalists got media access to the live art events on August 9-10 where they could get up close to Herakut as they worked. And now, our contest judges have selected 15 of the top photos from the contest—one of them is the winning photo, five of them are runners-up. The contest's top shot takes home P5,000.00 in Fully Booked gift cards, while the runners-up each get P1,000.00.
NEWSFLASH! We will finally be announcing the winners tomorrow! Which of these photos do you think will win? Here they are in random order.
EDIT: The winners have been announced on our Facebook page! See who they here: Herakut Photo Shootout Album :)
It could be argued that nothing goes better with food than good conversation. And if you've ever met the irrepressible Lori Baltazar of the famous Dessert Comes First blog, you would have probably realized that her skill at sustaining a lively chat would give her aptitude for sniffing out scrumptious sweets a run for its money. That's the reason why we were so excited to sit down and talk with Lori.
Well... that and her new book which hits shelves very soon, of course!
In these two videos, Herakut speaks to students from Ateneo de Manila University and De La Salle University—College of St Benilde in a series of artist's dialogue sessions. Listen and watch as Herakut leaf through their extensive portfolio, talking about the stories and experiences that led to the art. Also learn about their own process and perspectives on the art business. And if that wasn't enough, they also did some Q&A with the students.
Two must-watch long form videos for all art enthusiasts.
"We were always looking for a place where the little things matter," Hera writes out in Montana Gold spray paint before attacking the canvas with layer upon layer of acrylic. Akut later steps in, filling in the eyes with his signature photorealistic style.
We shot this timelapse video during Herakut's recent trip to Manila, at the live art jam in Fully Booked Fort. Trivia: The painting includes a portrait of Fully Booked Managing Director, Jaime Daez.
By Cham Cuartero
Where do Davao City's Harry Potter fanatics gather on a Friday night to whip up magic and cook up spells? Where else but at the magical Harry Potter Trivia Night!
Last August 2, a cool and otherwise quiet Friday evening, Harry Potter aficionados gathered at the Tea’amo Tea and Coffeeshop for a fun-filled night that had everyone transported into the enchanting world of Harry and his friends in Hogwarts.