Book Latte is keeping up with its core as a revolutionary cafe in Iloilo City. From just a cafe to a library, it evolved to become a learning hub and an art gallery. As we all close down year 2017, we opened the new chapter of Book Latte. We unveiled the new culture – Book Culture – last December 30, 2017. Indeed, it was a “Night of Books + Food + Drinks”.
A year ago, exactly December 20, 2016, Book Latte opened up the ground of Megaworld for all the #HumansOfBookLatte and the rest of Iloilo to embrace and promote reading through Book Swapping. From Just Book Swap, we are now evolving to make it a Book Culture!
Book Latte – a revolutionary coffee shop, is what we would like to be known as. Book Latte is a coffee shop perfectly complemented by a library! We are the first registered library café in the city. We strongly advocate love of reading and learning. One of our goals is to soon help build children’s libraries in sub urban and rural communities by donating children books whenever we can.
To materialize this, we want to officially launch Book Culture – Sharing lifetime brews and novels. What is Book Culture? It is a social movement we want to create among our patrons and guests whom we call “Humans Of Book Latte”. It is a culture of valuing the importance of books in our fast-paced society. It is a culture where we can share books with each other. By this, we can ensure perpetual learning experiences through the love of reading.
I am utterly thankful to everyone who graced with us the launching of Book Culture. We have family, friends and the rest of #HumansOfBookLatte with us to welcome the new year with a new story for everyone.
Under Book Culture, we will have 3 areas where we can all participate.
Book Culture: Book Donation
First is Book Donation. Whenever you have pre-loved books, from novels to short stories and children’s books, and you are ready to let them go, you can donate them to Book Latte.
Book Culture: Book Swap
Second, Book Swap. Aside from donated books, we will have a corner available for book swapping. For every book that you bring during a Book Swap event, you can pick a book to take home in return. Actually, we already had our first Book Swap event a year ago. With this, we hope to support the continuous process of enjoyment and learning through reading. It’s like exchanging books with everyone and Book Latte will be our common point.
Book Culture: Book Trade
Third, Book Trade. For famous and collector’s item books, if you are ready to take them out from your personal library and sell them, we can either buy them for our collection or help you find the new owner by sharing them to our #HumansOfBookLatte through a Facebook post.
For any assistance you would need as you participate in this movement, you can contact us at 09173107888.
Everyone was into reading and we all enjoyed swapping our pre-loved books.
Even the young minds enjoyed the night!
The launching is sumptuously matched with food and drinks! We had Molo Blanca and Grand Nachos for everyone.
Also, we had surprise giveaways to our winners for the hashtag posts!
Are you with us in this social movement? Are you ready for the rippling effect in the city?
Here in Book Latte, we want to ignite this culture of books. Because here in Book Latte, we are not only brewing coffee. We also brew novels, stories, dreams and inspirations… Now, we are brewing a culture – Book Culture!