The Organizers


President    Evelyn Bonus-Millar (Golden Books Services, Inc.)
Vice President  Lino Dagus  (CD Books International, Inc.) 
Secretary  Ma. Lina Gina Bulario (Academic Book Sales, Inc.) 
Treasurer  Dina Berioso  (IBC Book Consolidators, Inc.) 
Auditor  Jovita de Jesus (F & J de Jesus, Inc.) 
Ex Officio Officer  Anna Jhorie Arciga (University of the Philippines Press)

Academic Book Sales, Inc.Golden Books Services, Inc.
Alexan Commercial (Books Division)IBC Book Consolidators, Inc.
Ateneo de Manila University PressInfo-Ed Marketing Corp.
Book Trends EnterprisesLinar Educational Materials, Inc.
C & E Publishing, Inc.Megatexts Philippines, Inc.
Catholic Book CenterPaulines Publishing House
CD Books International, Inc.Reader’s Knowledge Bookstore
Creative Minds Book CenterRex Book Store, Inc.
F & J de Jesus, Inc.University of Santo Tomas Publishing House
Fastbooks Educational Supply, Inc.University of the Philippines Press
Forefront Book Co., Inc.    

The Association of Booksellers for the Academe and the Professions (ABAP) started in 1988 through the informal gatherings of a group of reputable booksellers. The group soon attracted more booksellers and this eventually led to the formal organization of ABAP.

ABAP’s objective is to bring to the academic and professional community the latest and fairly priced books in all areas of discipline. To realize its objective, ABAP has initiated various book exhibitions in leading school campuses and in key cities of the country. ABAP’s aggressiveness to bring closer to the academic and professional community gave rise to separate book fairs covering the three groups of islands of the archipelago.

To date, ABAP has a total of 31 active members; 18 of which are into book importation, 7 are Filipiniana publishers and booksellers and 6 are Asian catholic communicators.

ABAP remains very focused and long-term oriented and continues to improve its services to the academic and professional community.