Posted by : Ruby Escalona Saturday, April 23, 2011

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren and inspired by Alea of Pop Culture Junkie. It features bought, borrowed, or received books as well as other cool stuff from the mail.

So, Fully Booked just had a sale at Top Shelf at their The Fort Branch recently. And by god, was it a great sale. Books from P50, P70, and P100. Their original price? It varies. But then I discovered the travel book table and most of the books I got were only P50!

If you know the prices of books in Manila, then you'll know that the travel guidebooks cost around P800 to as high up as P1000+. Definitely out of my budget.

I don't normally buy guidebooks when I travel. I mostly search on the internet and read through blogs and forums to get an idea of itineraries and where to go and build my own trip from there, but how could I resist not buying the below? They are just cheaper! :)

So, here's what I got:
- Directions: Edinburgh.
- Timeout: London
- Timeout: Weekend Breaks in Great Britain & Ireland
- Timeout: London Walks 2
- Lonely Planet: The Gap Year Book
- Eyewitness Travel: Rome

I passed on getting a copy of Lonely Planet: Eastern Europe [I won't be going there anytime soon], Timeout: Lisbon [Portugal- again, won't be getting anywhere soon], Timeout: Berlin [Germany - maybe within the next three years? Maybe?]

There were loads of guidebooks there - I just had to contain myself and NOT buy everything that I see. I had to rationalize that I will only get books that I would read within the near future, and well, there may be other book sales that I could get some of the other books of other places from. :)

Speaking - National Bookstore has a 20% off summer sale. I'm still contemplating if I'll get a copy of the Lonely Planet travel book. But it's just sooo expensive [yes, even at 20% off]

3 Responses so far.

  1. A great pile of books! They all seem great travel books :)
    Check out what's In My Mailbox

    Mia @GrippedintoBooks

  2. You've got some great books there!

    Happy reading

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