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MV Logos Hope, The Floating Bookstore Now in Subic!

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“The world’s largest floating book fair”, is the current title of MV Logos Hope that is now docked at Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) in the Philippines. The ship is a floating bookstore where we can enjoy different varieties of books sold inside the ship! Yes, you heard me right, a bookstore where you can enjoy to buy your favorite books while floating on the sea.
MV Logos Hope is set to depart on July 7 at 10PM. She started to showcase her books (to sell) last June 9, 2015 when she arrived at Subic Port. If we want a wide variety of books that came from numerous countries, then MV Logos Hope is the answer! We can read famous books from kiddie genres up to biblical and the famous recipes around the world.
When I  visited the floating bookstore, there were a lot of people checking out the whole place. You can see that the crews (volunteers) are very nice to customers. They serve well and there are also some educational skits and tours where they will try to give lessons about God. I really had fun visiting the MV Logos Hope, especially the theater, where they showcase a little drama about God’s love.
mv logos hope

mv logos hope
For those who wants to eat inside the ship, worry not, because we can now dine after the bookstore trip. There are affordable meals, coffee, chocolates, ice cream and lots of food! There are also some some kind of a seminar where they will teach you about HIV and how to prevent it (I was not able to experience it). After the trip, we can now wander off at the ‘lobby’, there is a boat like structure where we can rest after a long day of travel in the ship.

How to Go to MV Logos Hope in Subic?

  1.  Go to Subic Bay Freeport Zone (SBFZ) where you can read the full article here.
  2.  There are no other means of transportation inside SBFZ, so if you are in public transportation, you need to walk it off. Tough it out, bring an umbrella in case there is a sudden heat of the sunlight or extreme rain that will befall upon your travel. As for those who has amazing cars, the route are the same in which is stated on the map. Other people can also ask a TAXI, but it is a bit expensive for less than a 2 km travel.
  3.  Upon walking, you may ask the Police just on the Gates. They will tell you where you will go, but in case, here is the map to walk off that is about 1.5 kilometers from SM City Olongapo to Alava Pier Road. The blue route is the shortest distance travel from SM City to the Pier, but I recommend that you pass along the longer roads to check out different spots in Subic. Especially the one that is near the coast.

Things to Remember:

  • There is a 20 PHP entrance fee for visitors above 13 years old, and kids are always be free! So do not forget to bring your children along, I am sure they will enjoy the ship travel!
  • The ship is open to public every Tuesday to Saturday from 10 AM to 9:30 PH and on Sundays from 1PM to 9:30 PM
  • In the bookstore, there is a common denomination for books and stuffs to sell, and that is called a “UNIT”. Every units are assigned every country (I think) and may vary on the currency. In the Philippines, the current exchange rate of 1 UNIT is 1 PHP, with a ratio of 1:1.
  • Some books may range from 50 Units (kiddie books), 100 Units (Cook books and stuffs), 200 Units up to thousands of Units just like some Psychology books. 
  • There are around 5000 titles of books inside the ship that we can afford ranging from science, mathematics, music and general knowledge. There are also different kinds of holy books, religious items and souvenirs.

Other Schedules of MV LOGOS HOPE:

You can check out the other schedules of MV Logos Hope about their entire world travel in Omships.org or just visit this page of them.There are already ten places that are posted on the website which are:

  1. Subic Bay
  2. San Fernando, La Union
  3. Hong Kong
  4. Taichung, Taiwan
  5. Penang Malaysia
  6. Yangon, Myanmar
  7. Colombo, Sri Lanka
  8. Mauritius
  9. Durban, South Africa
  10. Richards Bay, S. Africa

The ship only visits each country once in a while, that is why it should be one of our destinations upon travel while enjoying to buy our favorite books and stuffs.

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