Alabang Town Center.
As we looked through the modest selection of books at the rear of Art Bar, one of the sales ladies came over and said to me, “It’s a good thing that you came today. There is still a lot to choose from.”
I’ll be honest. At that moment, I didn’t know if I should be grateful or somewhat sad for reasons I already discussed in yesterday’s post.
Nevertheless, my family and I did our due diligence and went through their small selection. Unlike Powerbooks Trinoma[i], Art Bar was not stocked with graphic novels but it did have a number of Chuck Palahniuk books that I was interested in: Survivor (1999) and Make Something Up (2015)[ii].
In total, I spent P615.25.
A total that already included my son’s Gravity Falls book which was 80% off the cover price.
[i] Based on the photos that have made their rounds in Facebook interest groups.
[ii] I have heard that Palahniuk wrote a short prequel Tyler Durden (Fight Club) story that is in this book.