Christmas Greetings


A Gift from the Magi…Christmas Sale Extended through January 6, 2013

magi3Due to popular request, our Christmas Sale has been extended from December 16 until January 6, the Feast of Three Kings, which traditionally is the day of gift-giving in Spain. The Philippines was under Spain for over three hundred years, and many of the Spanish customs and traditions such as this Feast have been Filipinized and gladly adapted by Filipinos. This makes Philippine Christmas, which starts unofficially after the Feast of All Saints’ Day on November 1 until January 6, a long season of feasting and merriment, of family gatherings and of gift-giving!

Orders received after December 15, Saturday can no longer be processed on time for Christmas. All orders received after December 15 but before December 20 will be processed for delivery by January 6.

Any order received after December 20 will be delivered only after January 12, 2013. So, if you are buying books to add to your Filipiniana collection, this will work for you; this is your chance to get the books you want at a good discount. For all other arrangements, please email or call her before December 20 at 310-514-9139.

We take this opportunity to thank our clients for their wonderful support of our Bookshop, especially of our literary programs which give new authors and their books the much-needed exposure. Maraming salamat po!

Maligayang Pasko!


Give a Book This Christmas! 25% Off Listed Items until January 6, 2013.


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Christmas SALE Starts Today

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Give A Book This Christmas!


Celebrate Christmas with a gift that keeps giving, even to the next generation that follows.

Give a Book for Christmas, not just any book but a Filipiniana book that embodies the thoughts, words and aspirations of the Filipino people. Fortunes come and go but the culture of a people stays as long as the people live. But culture must be nurtured among the young so that it is passed on to the next generation. And when memory fails, there is nothing like Philippine booksstack_of_books 25% that document all the cultural treasures of a people to bring back the customs and traditions that enrich the Filipino.

In our 28 years of serving the Filipino Community in the US, this is the first time that we are offering a special Christmas sale of select items suitable as gifts for your loved ones. We take pride especially in the children’s titles that we have chosen as

Since the sale is only until December 15, please shop early so that you will receive your order on time for Christmas.

Maligayang Pasko at Masaganang Bagong Taon!

Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year!


Barefoot in Fire
Barbara-Ann Gamboa Lewis

A World War ll childhood. Softcover (Sc)

List Price:$ 15.00
Now $11.25          CODE: TA-1
*Sales Tax: $0.98  plus **shipping


Filipino Celebrations: A Treasury of Feasts and Festivals
Liana Romulo (Author), Corazon Dandan-Albano (Illustrator)

Hardbound (HB)

List Price:$ 16.95
Now $12.71          CODE: TU-1
*Sales Tax: $1.11  plus **shipping


Kneeling Carabao and Dancing Giants: Celebrating Filipino Festivals
Rena Krasno (Author). Illustrated by Ileana C. Lee

Hardbound (HB)

List Price:$19.95
Now $14.96          CODE: PE-3          
*Sales Tax: $1.31  plus **shipping

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Lakas and the Makibaka Hotel
Anthony D. Robles (Author). Illustrations by Carl Angel

A bilingual Filipino American story. (HB)

List Price:$16.95
Now $12.71         CODE: PE-4                  
*Sales Tax: $1.11  plus **shipping

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Lakas and the Manilatown Fish
Anthony D. Robles (Author). Illustrations by Carl Angel

A bilingual Filipino American story. (HB)

List Price:$16.95
Now $12.71          CODE: PE-5
*Sales Tax: $1.11  plus **shipping


The Monkey and the Turtle: A Philippine Folk Tale
Jose P. Rizal

The Philippine National Hero sketched this old Philippine folk tale on to a guest book belonging to Paz Pardo de Tavera in Paris in 1885.
The English text in this book is his own. (Sc)

List Price:$11.95
Now $8.95           CODE: TA-6
*Sales Tax: $$0.78  plus **shipping


Tagalog for Kids Flash Cards Kit 
Imelda Fines Gasmen

A fun and kid-friendly introduction to Tagalog! 64 flash cards, audio CD, wall chart and learning guide

List Price:$19.95
Now $14.95          CODE: TU-7
*Sales Tax: $1.31  plus **shipping


More Tagalog for Kids Flash Cards Kit
Imelda Fines Gasmen

Teaches 64 basic Tagalog words and their uses. Audio CD, wall chart and learning guide.

List Price:$19.95
Now $14.95          CODE: TU-8
*Sales Tax: $1.31  plus **shipping

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Kinilaw: A Philippine Cuisine for Freshness
Edilberto N. Alegre

(sc.) This is an out of print title and now a collector’s item.

List Price:$35.00
Now $26.25          CODE: PE-1
*Sales Tax: $2.30  plus **shipping


Tikim: Essays on Philippine Food and Culture
Doreen Fernandez (1994)

(Sc) This is an out of print title and now a collector’s item.

List Price:$39.95
Now $29.96          CODE: PE-2
*Sales Tax: $2.62  plus **shipping

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COFFEE TABLE BOOKS – fully illustrated and in hardcover.

25 Tropical Houses in the Philippines
Elizabeth V. Reyes and A. Chester Ong

Hardbound (HB)

List Price:$45.00
Now $33.75          CODE: TU-13
*Sales Tax: $2.95  plus **shipping


Exciting Philippines: A Visual Journey
Elizabeth V. Reyes. Photographs by Emil V. Davocol et al.

Hardbound (HB)

List Price:$16.95
Now $12.71          CODE: TU-14          
*Sales Tax: $1.11  plus **shipping


Philippine Christmas Art & Form
Reynaldo Gamboa Alejandro and Marla Yotoko Chorengel

Hardbound (HB)

List Price:$75.00
Now $56.25          CODE: PE-7
*Sales Tax: $4.92  plus **shipping


Philippines: Islands of Enchantment
Alfred A. Yuson. Photographs by George Tapan

Hardbound (HB)

List Price:$19.95
Now $14.96          CODE: TU-15
*Sales Tax: $1.31  plus **shipping

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Sinaunang Habi: Philippine Ancestral Weave
Marian Pastor Roces. Photographs by Dick Baldovino and Wig Tysmans

Hardbound (HB)

List Price:$65.95
Now $49.46          CODE: PE-8
*Sales Tax: $4.33  plus **shipping


The Tropical House: Cutting Edge Design in the Philippines
Elizabeth Reyes (Author), Luca Invernizzi Tettoni (Photographer)

Hardbound (HB)

List Price:$39.95
Now $29.96          CODE: TU-16
*Sales Tax: $2.62  plus **shipping


Tropical Gardens of The Philippines
Lily Gamboa O’Boyle and Elizabeth Reyes

Hardbound (HB)

List Price:$44.95
Now $33.71          CODE: TU-17
*Sales Tax: $2.95  plus **shipping


Complete Sinawali: Filipino Double-Weapon Fighting
Reynaldo S. Galang

Softcover (Sc)

List Price:$16.95
Now $12.71          CODE: TU-18
*Sales Tax: $1.11  plus **shipping


The Secrets of Cabales Serrada Escrima
Mark V. Wiley

Softcover (Sc) Expanded edition

List Price:$16.95
Now $12.71         CODE: TU – 19 
*Sales Tax:$1.11  plus **shipping


The Secrets of Kalis Ilustrisimo: The Filipino Fighting Art Explained

Antonio Diego and Christopher Ricketts

Softcover (Sc)

List Price:$24.95
Now $18.71          CODE: TU – 20
*Sales Tax: $1.64  plus **shipping


Growing Up Filipino: Stories for Young Adults
Edited by Cecilia Manguerra Brainard with contributions from 29 authors

Softcover (Sc)

List Price:$21.95
Now $16.46          CODE: PA-1
*Sales Tax: $1.44  plus **shipping


Growing Up Filipino II: More Stories for Young Adults
<em>Edited by Cecilia Manguerra Brainard with contributions from 27 authors

Softcover (Sc)

List Price:$21.95
Now $16.46          CODE: PA-2
*Sales Tax: $1.44  plus **shipping


Magdalena: A Novel
Cecilia Manguerra Brainard

An interesting depiction of Philippine society before and during World War II.

List Price:$18.95
Now $14.21          CODE: PE-9
*Sales Tax: $1.24  plus **shipping


Savage Stage:Plays By Ma-Yi Theater Company 
Joi Barrios-Leblanc, Lonnie Carter et al.

Softcover (Sc)

List Price:$25.00
Now $18.75          CODE: PE-10         
*Sales Tax: $1.64  plus **shipping


Stage Presence: Conversations with Filipino American Performing Artists
Theodore S. Gonzalves

Softcover (Sc)

List Price:$ 27.95
Now $20.96          CODE: PE -11
*Sales Tax: $1.83  plus **shipping


The Day the Dancers Stayed: Performing in the Filipino/American Diaspora
Theodore S. Gonzalves


List Price:$28.95
Now $21.71          CODE: PE-25          
*Sales Tax: $1.90  plus **shipping

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*8.75% sales tax applies only to CA residents.

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