Book lovers rejoice! There’s a treasure trove of books that you can enjoy reading during your free time at the mall. And they have over 1,000 books to choose from.

Nook Book’s interior design aesthetics make it conducive for reading.

There’s a free library that’s located at the fourth floor of SM Aura Premier called the Book Nook where people can share their love for reading. You can hang out there and read to your heart’s desire, and you can also bring some home if you like—the only catch is that you leave some books in return, paying it forward so others may receive the same blessings as you did. Another nice touch is that readers can leave notes on why they love the books, providing a convo-exchange of ideas and making the experience an interconnected one.

Historian Ambeth Ocampo with Anvil Publishing Inc.’s Xandra Ramos

With the ongoing pandemic, this free library is one step ahead by making sure the area and all the books are disinfected properly via the use of UVCare light box. Contactless systems are also provided. This includes contact tracing, QR-code registration for logging donated books and those that are brought home. There are also reading benches, providing a great and relaxing ambience to read to your heart’s desire.

But that’s not all, the Book Nook has lined up online and offline activities such as story-telling sessions, book launches, and even meet and greet sessions with authors.

*For more information, visit @SMAuraPremier on Facebook and Instagram and

Source: Manila Bulletin (