The biggest book sale in the world –the Big Bad Wolf Book Sale is scheduled to arrive in Yangon this January 2019 for the very first time!
Known for its feature of being 24 hours, non-stop, for 11 consecutive days, the Big Bad Wolf Book Sale will be the first 24 hours book sale Yangon has ever seen and it will take place from 18 –28 January 2019 at Myanmar Event Park (MEP). With one million books at 50% - 90% discounts, book lovers will definitely find a variety of books to satisfy their reading needs.
Selected invitees will also have a chance to attend a special VIP Day on 17 January 2019, a day before it opens to general public to get first dibs to all the books. Hundreds of tickets for the VIP Day will also be given out through contests on the Big Bad Wolf Book Sale Yangon’s social media pages.
The genres of books available at the sale ranges from novels, science fiction, romance, literature, graphic novels, business books, architecture books, cookbooks and more. Parents will also be able to find a wide offering of children’s books for all ages such as story books, activity books, board books, coloring books, picture books and also interactive books.
The Big Bad Wolf Book Sale is also known as Asia’s biggest seller of augmented reality (AR) books. It is also Asia’s exclusive seller of Little Hippo AR books and customers will be able to find a range of books at the sale in Yangon this January 2019. Children will be able to read, play and learn with Little Hippo AR books as it uses cutting-edge AR technology to revolutionize reading for the next generation. It is a useful tool to encourage children to read more as it makes reading fun.
Founded in 2009 in Malaysia, the Big Bad Wolf Book Sale is on a mission to change the world one book at a time. In 2019, the Sale will mark its 10th year milestone as an established book sale that is greatly loved by many across Asia. Aside from Malaysia, the sale has been to Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Taiwan and the United Arab Emirates. Now, the biggest book sale in the world comes to Yangon in an aim to continuously make affordable books accessible to everyone.
“Myanmar is experiencing tremendous socio-economic changes and there is an increasing demand for affordable books due to the growing importance of English proficiency. We understand that establishing a knowledge-based economy, nurturing the next generation of readers and embracing change in Myanmar, in-line with the Government’s policies and goals can be achieved by igniting a reading movement in Myanmar.”Said Myo Aung, Director, Ready 2 Read Myanmar, Organizer of the Big Bad Wolf Book Sale Yangon.
Mr. Andrew Yap, Founder of the Big Bad Wolf Book Sale said, “Reading can enhance imagination and creative thinking, vocabulary and overall communication skills. It is very important for children and young adults to get exposed to books and make reading a habit. Parents should encourage their young ones to read more from young as reading is a habit that should be instilled from a young age.”
As the one-month countdown to the Big Bad Wolf Book Sale Yangon begins today, book lovers in Yangon and across Myanmar can stay up to date on the latest news, contests, giveaways and more via social media pages: