The Big Bad Wolf is coming. After the huge success last year, the Big Bad Wolf Book Sale is bringing over 2 million brand new English books to Taiwan this year. Scheduled between June 7 and 17, the free admission event is open 24 hours at New Taipei City Exhibition Hall in Wugu District.
Founded in Malaysia a decade ago to promote reading, the book fair is frequently held in a number of Southeast Asian countries. Most of the books are taken from the stocks of BookXcess, a bookstore dealing with excess books from international distributors. At this Taiwanese fair, more than half of the copies are English-language children’s books, which are being sold at a discount of between 50 to 90 percent.
Meanwhile, Taiwan’s Books.com has launched a 2019 Summer Sale to attract business, which started on May 14 and ends July 28, offering over 100,000 books and magazines online at discounted prices of up to 90 percent, including some best-selling English-language children’s book sets.
(Eddy Chang, Taipei Times)