Welcome to Love Books, where books are our passion. We offer a tightly curated, well-edited range of classy books that make book buying an exciting and inspiring experience. Please pop in and chat to our friendly, helpful and passionately bookie staff.
Thursday 1 October - 6:00 for 6:30 pm - Rock star author Deon Meyer is coming to Melville to launch his latest book Icarus. He’ll be chatting to author Steven Boykey Sidley. RSVP essential to firstname.lastname@example.org or 011 726 7408.
Tuesday 6 October - 6:00 for 6:30 pm - We launch Power Play by Mike Nicol, the man behind the Crime Beat blog. He’ll be grilled by fellow crime writer Angela Makholwa. RSVP to email@example.com or 011 726 7408.
Wednesday 7 October - 6:00 for 6:30 pm. Bridget Pitt launches her latest novel, Notes from the Lost Property Department. She’ll be chatting to the ever-wonderful and always sharp-witted Aspasia Karras. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 011 726 7408.
Wednesday 14 October - 6:00 for 6:30 pm - Our favourite favourite garden girl Jane Griffiths launches her wonderful new book Jane’s Delicious Urban Gardening. She’ll be chatting to Jenny Crwys-Williams. RSVP essential to email@example.com or 011 726 7408.
Thursday 15 October - 6:00 for 6:30 pm - We can hardly wait. YouTuber and South African internet sensation Suzelle DIY is coming to Love Books to launch her book Suzelle DIY: The Book. RSVPs absolutely essential as numbers will be limited - firstname.lastname@example.org or 011 726 7408.
Wednesday 28 October - 6:00 for 6:30 pm - We are absolutely delighted to be launching Claire Robertson’s new book, The Magistrate of Gower. Hailed as South Africa’s newest literary sensation, she’ll be in conversation with the always astute Michele Magwood. RSVP to email@example.com or 011 726 7408
Our launches are supported by Joostenberg, delicious organic wines from the family estate in Stellenbosch.
Icarus, by Deon Meyer (R335.00)
It’s a peaceful Christmas for most, but not for Benny Griessel and his team at the Hawks. On 17 December, a freak flood uncovers the body of Ernst Richter in the dunes — the Ernst Richter, notorious Internet entrepreneur, owner of the controversial Alibi.co.za. If you’re looking for straight-forward, page-turning entertainment, you really can’t do better than this. Deon Meyer is becoming a rock star on the literary circuit and one of the few South African authors that has really made it abroad. His new book, Icarus, is a fantastic way to spend an afternoon while other people watch rugby. Also available in Afrikaans as Ikarus (R280.00).
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Tell Me A Picture, by Quentin Blake (R336.00)
In 2001 Quentin Blake chose twenty-six of his favourite paintings for an exhibition at the National Gallery. They all had one thing in common - a story to tell. In this glorious A to Z, Blake urges children to use their imaginations and look for stories in pictures everywhere.
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