Ateneo University Press joins Aklatan 2020, the first all-Filipino online book fair

Ateneo University Press joins Aklatan 2020, the first all-Filipino online book fair
Sunday, August 16, 2020 - 8:00am to Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 5:00pm

Ateneo University Press proudly joins Aklatan 2020, the first all-Filipino online book fair this August 16–18. The book fair is organized by the Book Development Association of the Philippines (BDAP) and, going full-digital this year, is partnering with local e-commerce platform Shopee. By sharing its platform, Shopee strongly supports our local book community and helps make book-buying as convenient as possible. 

When we shop local, an entire community benefits. When we support locally published books, we make sure good Filipino writers continue to be published. Writers who document and tell stories of our nation and its people, and preserve this knowledge for future readers.

Together with other publishers and authors, Ateneo Press encourages all Filipino readers and book lovers to take part in Aklatan: discover and acquire new titles, join important conversations with great minds, and be active in our local reading community.


Read Local: Filipino Books for Filipinos

Because what we learn from books helps us better understand the community we live in, Ateneo Press is holding a series of conversations in the form of webinars on timely and relevant issues in our country today. 

Urban Spaces: Isolation, Inequalities, and Expectations

What lies ahead for our cities? Will we be seeing sustainable cities when we recover from COVID-19, which has drastically changed the way we live in and experience them? A multidisciplinary panel of urban studies experts may help us unpack these questions. This talk features Remmon E. Barbaza (editor of Making Sense of the City: Public Spaces in the Philippines), Rebecca Tinio McKenna (author of American Imperial Pastoral: The Architecture of US Colonialism in the Philippines), Michael D. Pante (author of A Capital City at the Margins: Quezon City and Urbanization in the Twentieth-Century Philippines), and Gary C. Devilles (author of Sensing Manila), with Arnisson Andre C. Ortega (author of Neoliberalizing Spaces in the Philippines: Suburbanization, Transnational Migration, and Dispossession) as moderator.  

Research and Teaching Research Remotely

How does one do research under today’s extraordinary circumstances? Jose Eos Trinidad, author of Researching Philippine Realities: A Guide to Qualitative, Quantitative, and Humanities Research and Error-Proofing Your Research: Common Mistakes and How to Address Them, talks about schools reopening and the adjustments that students and teachers can do in pursuing and teaching research through online classes, digital resources, and other practical applications.


Bundle, unbundle: Bundle interesting books at affordable prices; unbundle with family and friends

Sharing books with family, friends, colleagues, teachers, and even your local public officials can help spread the joy of reading and wisdom from our various titles. Ateneo Press book bundles make sharing easier—they come in a wide range of interest areas. Choose your book bundles and unbundle them with the people who matter to you. 

Each bundle contains different AUP titles sure to find interested audiences in our diverse readership. Whether it’s the National Artists for Literature bundle, the Short Stories bundle, or the Mindanao Literature bundle, all these collections include books that will make exciting additions to anyone’s library.


Shocking salebooks at PHP 100.00 only 

Find your next great read at only PHP 100! Ateneo Press is putting selected titles from several categories into the book bargain section. Find titles like Ginseng and Other Tales from Manila by Marianne Villanueva, Into the Country of Standing Men by Rey Ventura, and Himig ng Sinag: Mga Piling Tula by Manuel Principe Bautista at read-iculously low prices. 


Shop online whenever possible

Ateneo Press constantly adapts to the needs of its readers, and it recently launched its ebook collection with titles sprawling into several categories like business, English communication, Filipino, humanities and research, law and politics, literature, philosophy and society, psychology, and STEM. AUP also advocates for an e-learning movement where textbooks can be acquired online instead of the traditional learning setup.

Look for Ateneo University Press during Aklatan 2020 this August 16–18 on Shopee’s mobile app or website. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (@ateneopress) to receive updates about Aklatan, the Read Local webinar series, and other events. Visit our website at