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Big Bad Wolf 2019 visitors hunt for affordable books

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Fri, March 1, 2019  /  11:31 am
Big Bad Wolf 2019 visitors hunt for affordable books

Preview shoppers at Big Bad Wolf 2018 at ICE BSD, Tangerang, on March 28, 2018. (JP/Muthi Achadiat Kautsar)

Big Bad Wolf (BBW) has returned this year to the Indonesia Convention Exhibition (ICE) BSD in Tangerang, Banten. The annual book sale runs from March 1 to 11.

On Thursday, a 24-hour event welcomed quiz winners, preview pass holders, social media influencers and BBW members.

“I came at 9.30 a.m. and the line was already long,” Safitri, one of the quiz winners, told tempo.co.

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Safitri has visited the event for two years in a row as she found the books more affordable than ones sold in bookstores and online marketplaces. “Last year I bought a book here for Rp 50,000 ($3.55). The same book cost Rp 300,000 in an online store,” Safitri said.

Situated in halls 6 to 10 of ICE BSD, the sixth BBW offers 60 to 80 percent discounts. (wir/wng)