C & E Publishing, Inc. exhibited its top-notch basic education, higher education, and professional textbooks and trade books during the 19th Philippine Academic Book Fair at SM Megamall in Mandaluyong City from July 22 to 25, 2015.
The Philippine Academic Book Fair is an annual event organized by the Academic Booksellers Association of the Philippines (ABAP) and Primetrade Asia, Inc. to showcase to educational institutions the latest academic and reference books, journals, and other learning materials from local and foreign publishers and other educational resource companies. C & E has participated in the book fair in the last 15 years.
The Medical Marvels Sale, which offered a 10 percent discount on selected medical, nursing, and allied health titles, drew librarians, teachers, school administrators, and students to the C & E booth. The price-slash included the 19th edition of Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine, the 13th edition of Guyton and Hall Textbook of Medical Physiology, the 20th edition of Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics, the 10th edition of Schwartz's Principles of Surgery, volumes 1 and 2 of the Fundamentals of Pediatrics: Competency-based, and volumes 1 and 2 of the Textbook of Family Medicine.
A program attended by librarians from various academic institutions across the country and a ribbon-cutting ceremony led by the guest of honor, Sen. Edgardo “Sonny” Angara, Jr., kicked off the three-day event.
In his keynote message, Sen. Angara emphasized the role of libraries in national development, citing some of the world’s modern cities as having some of the largest and busiest public libraries.
“It is not surprising that cities like Singapore, Tokyo, New York, Paris, and London are the most creative and most innovative centers in the world,” Angara said. “Not only are [their public libraries] well-funded, they are also patronized,” he added.
The senator further explained that as institutions that provide information, a valuable currency, libraries can be used to empower individuals to strive for greater things out of their learning.
“Our aim should be to foster a widespread love for learning, for exploration, and for self-discovery,” Angara concluded.