Get 25% Off the Listed Price on Small Business Saturday

Philippine Expressions Bookshop is participating for the first time in Small Business Saturday on November 24, 2012. Shop Small on the Saturday after Thanksgiving and support small, locally-owned and operated businesses. Philippine Expressions Bookshop is not only a small business but it is also a minority-and-woman-owned entrepreneural business. It has served the Filipino-American community for the last 28 years and has helped put Philippine writings and Filipino American authors on the literary map in the United States. Your support will be deeply appreciated!

We offer a 25% discount on the following titles being listed here. We have introduced to the Fil Am community many of the authors of these titles thru various literary soirees and you can read details about the authors and their books in this blog. The 25% discount is good only for one day and will be invoiced only on Saturday, November 24. We will not allow any EXTENSION. We offer free shipping for net orders over $50.00. Otherwise, shipping plus 8.75% sales tax will be added.

However, you can place your order NOW, especially if you intend to pay by credit card or mail a check. To pay by credit card, please call (310) 514-9139 or email: linda@philippineexpressionsbookshop.com and leave your telephone number. If we miss your call, we will return your call as soon as possible. For your convenience, please advise the best time to call you back. On Saturday, we will accept phone orders only if payment will be by credit card. If you wish to pay by check, order NOW so that your check arrives by Saturday. Any mail not postmarked November 24, 2012 will not qualify for the discount. We will not allow any EXCEPTION.

All online orders to be placed on Saturday must be paid only thru PayPal. Pay to: linda_nietes@sbcglobal.net. If you do not have a PayPal account, consider opening one right now. Just google PayPal and follow their instructions. Or, consider placing your order now and pay by check or by credit card as instructed above.

Thank you. Maraming salamat po!

American Son: A Novel

 List Price:$14.95  NOW  $11.21

 *Sales Tax: $0.98   plus **shipping  

 

Angelica’s Daughters

List Price: $18.95 NOW$14.21 

*Sales Tax $1.24 plus **shipping

 

Autobiography of a Stranger

List Price:$12.50  NOW $ 9.38

*Sales Tax: $0.82   plus **shipping

 

Carlos Villa & the Integrity of Spaces

List Price:$40.00 NOW $30.00

*Sales Tax: $2.63   plus **shipping

 

Come, Let’s Speak Tagalog

List Price: Hardcover $39.95 NOW$ 29.96

*Sales Tax: $2.62   plus **shipping

Paperback $24.95 NOW$18.71

*Sales Tax: $1.64   plus **shipping

 

Drama Queen

List Price:$7.95 NOW$5.96

*Sales Tax: $0.52   plus **shipping

 

Filipino American Experience: The Making of a Historical Monument

List Price: $28.95 NOW $21.71

*Sales Tax: $1.90   plus **shipping

 

Filipinos in Carson and South Bay

List Price:$21.99 NOW$16.49

*Sales Tax: $1.44   plus **shipping

 

Filipinos in Hawaii

List Price: $21.99 NOW$16.49

*Sales Tax: $ 1.44  plus **shipping

 

Filipinos in Hollywood

List Price:$19.99 NOW$14.99

*Sales Tax: $1.31   plus **shipping

 

Filipinos in Ventura County

List Price:$21.99 NOW$16.49

*Sales Tax: $1.44   plus **shipping

 

Filipinos of Greater Philadelphia

List Price:$21.99 NOW$16.49

*Sales Tax: $1.44   plus **shipping

 

Global Filipino Cuisine

List Price:$25.00 NOW$18.75

*Sales Tax: $1.64   plus **shipping

 

Gun Dealer’s Daughter

List Price:$24.95 NOW$18.71

*Sales Tax: $1.64   plus **shipping

 

Illicit Flirtations

List Price:$21.95 Now$16.46

*Sales Tax: $1.44   plus **shipping

 

In Her Mother’s Image

List Price:$9.99 NOW$7.49

*Sales Tax: $0.66   plus **shipping

 

Iron Lotus

List Price:$18.00 NOW$13.50

*Sales Tax: $1.18   plus **shipping

 

Leaves from the Silverlake Barrio

List Price:$15.00 NOW$11.25

*Sales Tax: $0.98   plus **shipping

 

Los Angeles’ Historic Filipinotown

List Price:$21.99 NOW$16.49

*Sales Tax: $1.44   plus **shipping

 

Magnificat: Mama Mary’s Pilgrim Sites

List Price:$17.50 NOW$13.13

*Sales Tax: $1.15   plus **shipping

 

My Filipino Connection: The Philippines in Hollywood

List Price:$20.00 NOW $15.00

 

*Sales Tax $1.31 plus **shipping

Out of Cebu

List Price:$18.95 NOW$14.21

*Sales Tax: $1.24   plus **shipping

 

Pinoy in America

List Price: $12.99 NOW $9.74

*Sales Tax $0.85 plus **shipping

 

Seeking Thirst

List Price:$16.50 NOW$12.38

*Sales Tax: $1.08   plus **shipping

 

Straightjacket Sensualities

List Price:$22.95 NOW$17.21

*Sales Tax: $1.51   plus **shipping

 

Tagalog-English/English-Tagalog Dictionary by Maria Gracia Tan Llenado and Carl R. Galvez Rubino

List Price:$29.95 NOW$22.46

*Sales Tax: $1.97   plus **shipping

 

Tagalog for Beginners: An Introduction to Filipino, the National Language of the Philippines [Paperback] Joi Barrios

List Price:$19.95 NOW$14.96

*Sales Tax: $1.31   plus **shipping

 

Talking to the Moon

List Price:$14.95 NOW$11.21

*Sales Tax: $0.98   plus **shipping

 

The Deliverer

List Price:$13.95 NOW$10.46

*Sales Tax: $0.92   plus **shipping

 

The Hypersexuality of Race

List Price:$25.95 NOW$19.46

*Sales Tax: $1.70   plus **shipping

 

Tropic Born, War Torn

List Price:$15.95 NOW$11.96

*Sales Tax: $1.05   plus **shipping

 

Vigan and Other Stories

List Price:$18.95 NOW$14.21

*Sales Tax $1.24 plus **shipping

 

Waiting for General MacArthur

List Price:$16.00 NOW$12.00

*Sales Tax: $1.05   plus **shipping

 

When the de la Cruz Family Danced

List Price:$16.95 NOW$12.71

*Sales Tax: $1.11   plus **shipping

 

CHILDREN’S LITERATURE

Abadeha: The Philippine Cinderella by Myrna J. De La Paz and Youshan Tang

List Price:$17.95 NOW$13.46

*Sales Tax: $1.18   plus **shipping

 

Cora Cooks Pancit by Dorina K. Lazo Gilmore and Kristi Valiant

List Price:$17.95 NOW$13.46

*Sales Tax: $1.18   plus **shipping

 

Filipino Children’s Favorite Stories by Liana Elena Romulo and Joanne de Leon

List Price:$18.95 NOW$14.21

*Sales Tax: $1.24   plus **shipping

 

Filipino Friends by Liana Romulo and Corazon Dandan-Albano

List Price:$15.95 NOW$11.96

*Sales Tax: $1.05   plus **shipping

 

I am Flippish! by Leslie V. Ryan

List Price:$11.95 NOW$8.96

*Sales Tax: $0.78   plus **shipping

 

My First Book of Tagalog Words by Liana Romulo and Jaime Laurel

List Price:$12.95 NOW$9.71

*Sales Tax: $0.85   plus **shipping

 

Pan de Sal Saves the Day by Norma Chikiamco, Norma Olizon-Chikiamco, Mark Ramsel N. Salvatus III and Mark Salvatus

List Price:$12.95 NOW$9.71

*Sales Tax: $0.85   plus **shipping

 

Tuko and the Birds by Shirley Climo and Francisco Mora

List Price:$16.95 NOW $12.71

*Sales Tax: $1.11   plus **shipping

 

COOKBOOKS

A Taste of the Philippines by Ghillie Basan and Vilma Laus

List Price:$19.99 NOW$14.99

*Sales Tax: $1.31   plus **shipping

 

Authentic Recipes from the Philippines by Reynaldo G. Alejandro and Luca Invernizzi Tettoni

List Price:$15.95 NOW$11.96

*Sales Tax: $1.05   plus **shipping

 

Discover the Philippines Cookbook by Albert J. Mortiz

List Price:$12.95 NOW$9.71

*Sales Tax: $0.85   plus **shipping

 

Filipino Cuisine 

by Dr. Gerry G. Gelle and Michael O’Shaughnessy

List Price:$29.95 NOW$22.46

*Sales Tax: $1.97   plus **shipping

 

Filipino Homestyle Dishes by Norma Olizon-Chikiamco

List Price:$12.95 NOW$9.71

*Sales Tax: $0.85   plus **shipping

 

The Filipino-American Kitchen by Jennifer M. Aranas, Brian Briggs and Michael Lande

List Price:$24.95 NOW$18.71

*Sales Tax: $1.64   plus **shipping

 

The Filipino Cookbook by Miki Garcia and Luca Invernizzi Tettoni

List Price:$18.95 NOW$14.21

*Sales Tax: $1.24   plus **shipping

 

The Philippine Cookbook by Reynaldo G. Alejandro

List Price:$19.00 NOW$14.25

*Sales Tax: $1.25   plus **shipping

 

*8.75% sales tax applies only to CA residents

**Shipping Cost: $5.00 for the first book; add $3.95 for the second book and  $1.00 for each subsequent title.

Please pay via PayPal to linda_nietes@sbcglobal.net. Maraming salamat po.

2012 LA Times Festival of Books

Our Bookshop has participated in the LA Times Festival of Books since 1997 and this is now our sixteenth year at the Festival. We started with just a couple of Filipino American authors and we are happy to present  a total of 14 authors this year, and two Americans who had written Philippine-related titles, for a total of 21 books. They come from different parts of the US – Ann Arbor in Michigan, Los Angeles, Long Beach, San Francisco, San Diego,  Seattle, Tucson in Arizona, Washington DC. And one  is coming all the way from Australia! Our writers in the diaspora are blooming, especially where the soil has been most hospitable!

We are glad to be part of the cultural scene of the City of Los Angeles all these years. And we are happy to fulfill our Bookshop’s vision to provide a home for Philippine writings in North America. In 1972, when martial law was declared in the Philippines, we provided a home for Philippine writings when we opened Casalinda Bookshop in San Antonio Plaza, Forbes Park, in the City of Makati. Casalinda Bookshop was closed in 1984 when owner Linda Nietes decided to migrate to the US. She settled in Westwood Village close to UCLA and reopened it as Philippine Expressions Bookshop.  And forty years later, of which 28 years were in American soil, the mail order bookshop which specializes in Filipiniana is still going strong. 

Thank you for your support and we continue to seek it as we present new programs that make a difference in the cultural life of Filipinos in the diaspora. Please support Filipino American authors as we find our place in the literary map of mainstream America! Inspire our authors with your presence and have a book autographed for your private library when you visit us at the Festival. Do come and bring your family and friends.

Philippine Expressions Bookshop
Booth # 024
T1 Section, Trousdale Parkway, along Exposition Boulevard
USC Campus, Los Angeles

For details on the Festival, visit http://events.latimes.com/festivalofbooks/
For maps and direction of USC Campus, visit http://visit.usc.edu/

BOOKSIGNING SCHEDULE

Saturday, April 21

11:00am – 12:00pm
Ofelia V. Dirige and Aurora S. Cudal, co-authors, Global Filipino Cuisine: Healthy Recipes 
Elnora Kelly Tayag, Filipinos in Ventura County

12:00 noon – 1:00pm
Greceila Jota, The Deliverer: A Novel
Paulino Lim, Jr., Death of the English Zen Professor: A Novel
Quirico S. Samonte, Panagani (Harvest Time): A Short Story written in English.
Theodore S. Gonzalves, His latest books are Filipinos in Hawai’i (part of the Images of America Series  and co-authored with Roderick N. Labrador); Carlos Villa and the Integrity of Spaces: Essays on Villa’s Art. His other books are LifeStage Presence: Conversations with Filipino American Performing Artists;  The Day the Dancers Stayed: Performing in the Filipino American Diaspora;

1:00pm – 2:00pm
Donna Miscolta, When the De la Cruz Family Danced: A Novel
Greceila Jota
Paulino Lim, Jr.
Theodore S. Gonzalves

2:00pm – 3:00pm
Cecilia Gaerlan, In Her Mother’s Image: A Novel on WWII in the Philippines
Jay Wertz, The Pacific. Volume 1. Pearl Harbor to Guadalcanal. War Stories: WWII Firsthand.
Donna Miscolta
Quirico S. Samonte

3:00pm – 4:00pm
Carina Monica Montoya, Her latest book is Santa Maria Valley (part of the series, Images of America). Her other books are  Filipinos in Hollywood  (part of the Images of America Series ); Los Angeles’ Historic Filipinotown (part of the Images of America Series); Let’s Cook Adobo, a juvenile cookbook
Susan Vance, Tropic Born War Torn: Untold Tales of WWII in the Philippines
Cecilia Gaerlan
Jay Wertz

4:00pm – 5:00pm
Elnora Kelly Tayag
Jay Wertz

Susan Vance
Carina Monica Montoya

Sunday, April 22

12:00 noon – 1:00pm
Albert J. Mortiz, Discover the Philippines Cookbook
Ludy Astraquillo Ongkeko, Forty Years of Writing in America
Myrna Mulhern, Abadeha, The Philippine Cinderella
Jay Wertz

1:00pm – 2:00pm
Greceila Jota
Donna Miscolta
Quirico S. Samonte
Ludy Astraquillo Ongkeko

2:00pm – 3:00pm
Ruben Nepales, My Filipino Connection: The Philippines in Hollywood
Greceila Jota
Donna Miscolta
Albert Mortiz

3:00pm – 4:00pm
Quirico S. Samonte
Jay Wertz
Myrna Mulhern
Ruben Nepales


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If you will be unable to attend the Festival, we accept orders for autographed copies of the titles mentioned above. Just email: orders@philippineexpressionsbookshop.com

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