The Book Stop Project at BGC

The Book Stop Project at Bonifacio Global City

Books have been my first love.

I remember back in my childhood days when my Dad brought me these Popular Science Encyclopedias. I don’t understand then what it says on those books, however the pictures have successfully translates its meaning to me. Then these books became my guide throughout my school days.

Back in college, in order to gain access to those good books in our library, I befriend our uptight librarian.

I know it was a naughty moved, however I succeeded! I gained access to all those good books she managed to not lend to students back then (for unknown reasons) and even I managed to lend her those books and take home for my reading. Of course with the promise of bringing it back to her the next morning, along with her favourite cup of coffee.

And I became a bookworm. I’ve been the library resident back then, and believe me I am so happy!
I even thought I should continue my studies to become a librarian.

But things have changed…. I didn’t become a librarian.

But my love for books still not changed.

I’ve collected books from various trade book shops I’ve visited because that is where I could found my little treasures, without breaking my bank account.

My apartment then have stoked many books, mostly have topics about travel, European cultures and some fiction books.

The Book Stop Project at Bonifacio Global City

But I have to let them go when I decided to moved here in Manila. It is hard to bid goodbyes to all those books I’ve collected for years. They are been my comfort for many nights, and saves me a lot for not going out and shop, just happily reading them while sipping my favorite wine of the day.
Then I decided to have my collection of books be adopted by my librarian friend. I am very much thankful for her, and I know my books will be at good hands.

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Same as what I did recently when I decided to bid goodbye to some of my books stored in my home.
My attention was easily got caught by this catchy, The Book Stop Project – a pop up library that is now standing proudly in High Street, Bonifacio Global City. I knew my books will be in good hands when I decided to leave it there, and someone could make use of them.

The Book Stop Project at Bonifacio Global City

The Book Stop Project at Bonifacio Global City
I should say, eat and READ wide awake!

The Book Stop Project at Bonifacio Global City

The Book Stop Project at Bonifacio Global City

This pop-up library was designed by the clever team of WTA Architecture Design Studio. With the advocacy of promoting reading books anywhere, the team have built pop-up library and installed it to various locations in the city where there are heavy foot traffic.

This project reminds me of a pigeon-sized library in one university in Shanghai, were students can read and borrow books for free.

The Book Stop Project at Bonifacio Global City

And who wouldn’t make a pause when you saw this?

You see, there is no excuse of not enjoying reading. With this modern days when ebooks are available and can be stored in your phones, still flipping old pages of books and the aroma is unbeatable.

Books truly helps us travel to many places, allowing our minds to work and explore our imagination. It helps us to be creative, logical, learned to be more patient, and gained more inspirations.

So if you happened to see these many pop-up library in your city, please don’t hesitate to pay a visit.

The Book Stop Project at Bonifacio Global City

If you have books you are ready for adoption, The Book Stop Project will gladly accept them with open arms!

Let’s promote reading!

The Book Stop Project at Bonifacio Global City

And I bet you’ll be inspired to do more.

Catch The Book Stop Project at Bonifacio High Street until October 27, 2017.



xoxo, Blair



56 LOVES AND COMMENTS:

  1. I love reading, there is something about holding the book and picking up the book and learning. This is so cool!

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    1. Thank you dear! The Book Stop Project team is also accepting old books of any kind :)

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  2. I love this idea! Your post made me want to read more... and look into getting one of these for Austin!

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    1. Thanks for visiting Ashley.

      Why not gather your friends and organize a book drive similar with this?

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  3. Oh, I should pay a visit soon. I want to see some of the books and will also bring some to donate.

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    1. Hello Hannah!

      Yes please do! If you have magazine of any periodicals you can donate it too :D

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  4. I love books too. I have so many of them. I love this book stop project! If I were closer, I'd donate books. I do that for areas around here.

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  5. Oh wow this is such a good idea, I've often thought about setting something like this up outside my home as I used to read so much.

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    1. Hello Sarah,

      Yeah you should and its good for the community. It is also nice way to get involve with your neighbors and meet new friends through a book drive.

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  6. I've never heard of this project but I love the concept. I always enjoy visiting places that have a bookshelf where you can take a book or leave a book!

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    1. Hello Jen,

      Why not start your own book drive! It will be a great idea :)

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  7. I'm a paperback kind of girl...no ebooks for me. I am going to initiate a book stop project in my area. Lovin' the idea!

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  8. Encourage people to read is a great idea. I was not an avid reader and I was afraid that my kids won't like to read because of me. Now that I know that my kids love to read, I read to them almost every night before they go to bed.

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    1. Oh you are a sweet Dad, Leo :)
      I rarely see kids who doesn't love to read. Hope they would carry that habit even when they grow up.

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  9. I love books. There is a bookstore by me that does book donations and free reads. I love the idea of this!

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    1. Thanks Nikki!
      What book have you finished to read recently?

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  10. It is certainly a popular idea, even here in the States. Many suburbs and towns have these honor system libraries. I've left books at one nearby my home and I've borrowed a book or two from the same. Richard B

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    1. That's cool! Hope many cities around the world would have this kind of book drive initiative.

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  11. I love the idea of a pop up library. I used to get Popular Science Encyclopedias as well and I loved them. I think it is so important to encourage a love for books into our children.

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    1. I know right?! Nowadays kids are relying on Google search! They learn so fast, but there are kids who are growing too lazy to read.

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  12. The Book Stop Project sounds like an amazing project. It would be so neat to visit and find an old treasure.

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    1. Yeah that will be so cool! You'll never know what you will find in a library :D

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  13. Books are so important. Nothing beats the tactile experience of holding the book while curled up on the couch. Thx for writing about this subject.

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  14. I love books and have always enjoyed reading. This is a great idea! In my neighborhood there are little libraries in front of some homes where you can help yourself to a book. Whenever I go for a walk I will stop by and grab a book or leave a book. It is a great way to encourage people to read.

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    1. Thanks Tiffany! Let's continue spreading awareness of book reading!

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  15. I love this idea! I would love to see something like this project happen in my area! I love books too!

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    1. Hello Cassie, and thanks for visiting!

      Maybe you and your peers could initiate a book drive in your area!

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  16. This place looks great for a read... I love books and its good to have fellow bloggers of same interest :)

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    1. I agree!

      Recently, this pop-up library is becoming a hit for photographers. Last weekend a birthday photoshoot happens, featuring Bella :)

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  17. This is so cool! I love the idea of making books more accessible to everyone

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    1. Thank you Kelly!

      Is there a similar book drive happening in your city?

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  18. I loved going to the library as a child. That is also where I developed my love for reading as well. I love the idea of a pop-up library!

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    1. Thank you Natalie! We hope that many more book donations will continuously arrive to continue its advocacy.

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  19. This is a great idea because books are special & I don't care what we can read/listen to on digital gear ... we still need our books!

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  20. This reminds me of the "free library" out in front of the library I work at. People can take out a book and exchange it for another with no time limits. It's just such a fun idea.

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    1. Exactly! Promoting reading books also helps us to appreciate the old ways and have our eyes rests from using our smartphones. :D

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  21. The Book Stop Project is such an awesome idea. I love that old books can be used by people that want them. Thanks for sharing the information.

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    1. You are welcome Rebecca, and thank you visiting!

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  22. What a great place! I always love searching for new books!

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  23. I love this idea! I would love to see a project like this happen where I live. You should start a book drive where you live.

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    1. Thank you for visiting! Yeah I support this advocacy!

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  24. We just had something similar to this in a neighboring town of mine! There were books everywhere from everyone! I haven't always been a big reader, but when I find the right book I can't seem to put it down! I also really like reading to my son and now he's starting to develop an interest! Awesome idea, thanks for sharing!

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    1. That's an awesome project! We can read anywhere and no limits!

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  25. The pop up library is a great idea, sharing books is the right thing to do, I give my read paperbacks to a charity shop in the UK.

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    1. That's great! Many people likes to read but couldn't afford to buy books. This initiative is a blessing!

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  26. Awww, I worked in BGC for a few days for a musical play. Too bad I was able to miss this pop up store. I have friends who love books and they are so smart!

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    1. As of today, the pop-up bookstore is still there :)

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  27. This is a great idea. Both my hubby and I have been into reading recently. We have lots of book that would love to share with.

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    1. Awesome! Why not open a small pop-up library outside your home? You can installed a birdhouse-inspired mini library.

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