Solidaridad Bookshop

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General information
Address531 Padre Faura Street
Town or cityManila
Coordinates14°34′41″N 120°58′55″E / 14.577954249704264°N 120.98207658651751°E / 14.577954249704264; 120.98207658651751
OwnerF. Sionil José and family

Solidaridad is a bookstore in the Ermita district of Manila, the Philippines. Having first opened its doors in 1964, it is owned by Philippine national artist F. Sionil José and managed by him and his family.[1][2] It is sometimes called "The best little bookstore in Asia".[1][3]

Books on display.

The shop features the owner's own works and works by other Filipino authors such as Jose Rizal, Nick Joaquin, F. Sionil Jose, Paz Marquez, N.V.M. Gonzalez, Gilda Cordero-Fernando, Bienvenido Santos, Lualhati Bautista.[4] Selected foreign titles are also offered at the bookstore. It has been claimed that they have the widest selection of Filipiniana works in the Philippines.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Review: A Different Bookstore, Dymocks, La Solidaridad, Filipino Bookstore". The Philippine Inquirer. October 13, 2001.
  2. ^ a b "Solidaridad: A Gem of a Bookstore". March 18, 2014.
  3. ^ "Bookworming In Manila: Solidaridad Book Shop". May 13, 2014.
  4. ^ "Solidaridad Bookshop gives PH lit a chance". June 12, 2013.