Wednesday, January 16, 2019

MV Logos Hope now in Cebu

THE world's largest floating bookstore is now in Cebu and ready to welcome the public aboard the vessel starting at 1 p.m. today.

The MV Logos Hope, which arrived in Cebu yesterday morning, will be docked at the Malacañang sa Sugbo berth in Pier 1 until May 29.

The world-traveling vessel, operated by German charity group GBA (Good Books for All), carries some 5,000 titles at affordable prices. They cover a range of subjects including science, sports, hobbies, cookery, arts, medicine, languages and philosophy.

With children’s titles, academic texts, dictionaries, atlases and more, the book fair is something the whole family can enjoy.

Marina da Luz, GBA's project coordinator, told Sun.Star Cebu that visitors may also interact with the 400 crew members coming from 60 countries.

While inside the ship, visitors can enjoy a short movie and interactive displays. They can also buy ice cream, drinks and snacks in its International Cafe.

The vessel is open from Tuesday to Saturday at 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. On Sunday, it is open from 1 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Ticket is at P20 per person. Children under 13 years old and senior citizens 60 years old and above may enter for free.

Children must be accompanied by an adult and identification card may be required.

During its last visit to Cebu in 2012, Logos Hope attracted 115,000 visitors. After Cebu, the ship will proceed to Subic Bay and La Union this year.

Since 1970, the organization has welcomed over 44 million visitors up the gangways in over 150 countries and territories around the world.
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