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Thursday, July 12, 2018

The Book Museum cum Ethnology Center: The First in Asia

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"A book is a gift you can open again and again."
-Garrison Keillor

Books will always be my first love. Since I was in elementary reading has always been one of my favorite hobbies. When I learned of The Book Museum, I just knew that my bookworm heart had to get there. So I did.


The Book Museum cum Ethnology Center is the first of its kind in Asia. It features not only a great variety of amazing books but also a collection of well-preserved and precious artifacts from Northern and Southern Part of the Philippines.

The museum was founded by none other than the owner of Rex Publishing Inc. from his personal collections he got from travelling all around the Philippines and even the world. He has travelled to more than 200 countries and is not stopping at that!


Admission fee is P300 inclusive of access in the whole Museum Complex and P100 worth of voucher in James Dean Café.

Areas covered are:
  • Annex inclusive of the “The World” Lounge, “The Wave” Conference, “Microscopic Listing of Rex Publications” on the Walls;


The Annex
The World Lounge
Me enjoying Japan
Microscopic Listing of Rex Publications
Old machines used before for printing
  • Marikina Historical Pathway;
  • Book Museum;

Miniature Collection of Shakespeare's Works

Smallest Book in the World
Smallest Book in the World

Smallest Sculture from Japan


Miniature The Little Prince Copy



  • Mindanao Historical Area;
  • Cordillera Display Area (Inclusive of the “Love of God” II photo compilations and “Ecce Homo” collections);
  • James Dean Café.

Replica of James Dean's Car






We weren’t allowed to take pictures inside the two ethnology centers because the artifacts needed to be carefully preserved and taking pictures of them might affect the chemicals keeping them in perfect shape. Nonetheless you will be able to fully appreciate them as a tour guide will accommodate you throughout the whole Museum Complex.

Additional aestethics and educational features:




History of Printing in the Philippines

They are located at 201 Southeast Dao St. Marikina Heights, Marikina City
How to get there?
From Cubao or SM Megamall, you can ride an FX bound to SSS Village. Alight at Meralco and from there you can ride a tricycle to The Book Museum.

Contacts them on: (02) 570-4440
adb.ookmuseum@yahoo.com

Thay are open daily: 9:00am - 5:00pm

What are you waiting for? Visit them now and bring happiness to your bookworm heart!



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