A symbolic attack

Kay Rivera - @inquirerdotnet 03/28/2022

This week, two independent local bookstores were defaced with red graffiti. The vandalism read “NPA Terrorista” on the storefront of Popular Bookstore in Quezon City, and later Solidaridad bookshop in Manila reported the barely-legible “NPA” spray-painted on…

THE LOST BOOKSTORES OF DOWNTOWN CEBU

Cris Evert B. Lato-Ruffolo 08/08/2018

PART 3 JANE’S WALK THE CONCLUSION article of this three-part series delves into three stories: a family who used to operate a bookstore on P. Del Rosario St.; a bookstore that was inspired by Paris Shakespeare and…

THE LOST BOOKSTORES OF DOWNTOWN CEBU (Part 2)

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 08/01/2018

JANE’S WALK I HAVE never been to the Cebu Music House or Gaisano Super Bookstore. My earliest memory of downtown Cebu was the Gazini Plaza, where my mother bought me a copy of a Cinderella book for…

THE LOST BOOKSTORES OF DOWNTOWN CEBU

Cris Evert B. Lato-Ruffolo 07/25/2018

  There was a time in the past when downtown Cebu was a destination for bibliophiles and bookworms. The bookstores did not boost of air-conditioned spaces or nooks that sold macchiato or cappuccino. They were plain and…

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