The COVID-19 pandemic has forced Intramuros to temporarily close its gates to the public. But after several months, local tourists can now visit the various historic places within its walls — including the famous pop-up book stop near the Manila Cathedral.
For those living in the City of Manila, nothing beats what the cultural heritage the Walled City of Intramuros has to offer, that’s for sure. And thankfully, Filipinos looking for a place to unwind without the need to go on long-distance trips finally got to witness its glory after it re-opened its doors recently.
Apart from the famous landmarks like the Manila Cathedral, Fort Santiago, and other museums, a popular bookstall among college students in Intramuros also made its way back to Intramuros. Called The Book Stop Project, the pop-up library located in Plaza Roma has attracted students and tourists for years as it gives free access to anyone who passes by it.
Not only does the said book store offers a spot perfect for your next Instagram post, but it also brings a unique way of promoting a passion for reading books: a give and get way of grabbing your book. Yep, that means you’ll never run out of books to choose from.
So if you’re planning on visiting Intramuros, make sure to drop by this cool place and adopt a new book today. Who knows? Maybe you’ll discover a new book you’ll love from an author you’ve never heard before. Or even better, you’ll find the book you’ll find the book you’ve been looking for years.
P.S. You don’t need to worry about anything because safety protocols are observed at the place.
P.P.S. The Book Stop Project is now a permanent structure in Plaza Roma which means you can now visit anytime you want!