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Pilipino Library: Adarna House Bookstore

Pilipino Library: Adarna House Bookstore

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I believe there are few things more charming than a small bookstore filled with enchanting tails and stories that invite you into a new world. While I appreciate our major chain bookstores in the Philippines, I was beyond tickled to find comfort in a recent visit to our own small bookstore, Adarna House.  

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Pilipino Library has featured many Adarna House books so when I found out they had a brick and mortar store I knew a field trip was in order. So many Adarna House titles had been gifted to me or picked up at markets that when I visited a physical location I revilied in having so many titles in one place. Plus, the store itself is so inviting with multiple spaces for reading, donation drop off, books neatly organized to flip through and sweet details strung about. 


a drop donation box is set at the front entrance

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when you buy a book+craft set for 100php all proceeds go to Adarna Group Foundation to be donated to children

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happy details strung about

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On To The Books

Adarna House has a very large selection of books for babies all the way to adults. They carry fiction and non-fiction, educational materials, cultural folk tales and so much more! Don't forgot to ask for the posters, they are only 35 php lang!

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the art is to die for in halu-halo! i will be writing a full post soon. every baby shower should have this as a gift

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Papa's House, Mama's House

I was impressed that adarna house doesn't shy away from hard life topics such as split families and living with separate homes as this title shows. Some other topics were poverty, bullying and adoption.

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i couldn't pass up a book about kakanin kasi ako ay kakanin addict!

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i recently visited pahiyas festival and was pleased to see this book set about the festival! it even comes with a craft and all proceeds are donated to the Adarna Group Foundation

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masaya ako! is perfect for my youngest and me actually because the english and tagalog are so basic i can learn too!

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Janus Silang

there is something for all ages at adarna

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again, i have been super impressed with the non-fiction titles at adarna. i have been educated about politics, food, history, architecture and much much more!


25 Books later...I would consider today a success! Adarna's books are all very very fairly priced. They even ship for free in the Metro!

Well, Manila, you charmed my pants off again and I will never stop loving you. Thank you Adarna House for continue to make great literature that has helped me embrace a happy life in Manila. I am better because I have read your books. 

happy ready,


The main bookshop is open 8AM to 12NN & 1-5PM from Monday to Saturday, except public holidays: Adarna House Inc., 109 Scout Fernandez corner Scout Torillo Streets, Barangay Sacred Heart, Quezon City 1103 PHILIPPINES [Location Map]
Telephone +63 (2) 352 6765 • Fax local 125
Email kaibigan [at]

what's near?

Stop by Kamuning Market for a little marketing or Cedar Hills & Hillside Cafe for a bite to eat and some plants.  

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