After a year and five stops across Metro Manila, the original Book Stop unit of WTA Architecture + Design Studio returns to Intramuros, and officially opened today, 19 June 2017, at Plaza Mexico, the sixth stop since its ​inaguration in April 2016.

Conceptualized in 2015 by a team of WTA architects lead by WTA Principal Architect William Ti and Beverly Locsin, the Book Stop Project​​ is a pop-up library that explores how libraries need to evolve, attract and engage contemporary users, and promote reading for the next generations. It was originally launched at Ayala Triangle in Makati during the Dia del Libro in April 2016, before proceeding to Intramuros, where it stayed at the Plaza Roma for two months, from May to July 2016. Other sites visited by the mobile pop-up library after Intramuros in 2016 ​included Plaza del Carmen in Quiapo (Jul to Sep 2016), Ayala Alabang (Sep 2016 to Jan 2017), then finally the Quezon Memorial Circle in Quezon City (Jan to May 2017), before it finally returned to Intramuros in the first week of June 2017, where it underwent a comprehensive rehabilitation and refurbishing for two weeks, with the assistance of the Intramuros Administration.

In 2016​,​ the Book Stop won two international ​awards for the Philippines: the Architizer Award in New York, where it garnered both the People’s and the Jury’s awards; and a shortlist to the World Architecture Festival in Berlin​, where it was nominated as World Building for the year 2016.