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.
Monday 2 November - 6:00 for 6:30 pm - We launch Blackout: The Eskom Crisis by James-Brent Styan Styan has spent years as a journalist behind the scenes at Eskom - this is his story. RSVP to email@example.com or 011 726 7408.
Tuesday 3 November - 6:00 for 6:30 pm - The wonderful, iconic Sindiwe Magona chats to Wally Serote about her new book, Chasing the Tails of my Father’s Cattle. RSVP essential to firstname.lastname@example.org or 011 726 7408.
Wednesday 4 November - 6:00 pm - Wine-tasting evening with the famous brother-in-law Philip Myburgh of Joostenberg Wines. Fully booked.
Tuesday 10 November - 6:00 for 6:30 pm - Richard Steyn launches his book Jan Smuts: Unafraid of Greatness. RSVP essential to email@example.com or 011 726 7408.
Wednesday 11 November - 6:00 for 6:30 pm - The wonderful Rahla Xenopolous chats to poet Mbali Vilakazi about Tribe, her compelling new novel. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 011 726 7408.
Tuesday 17 November - 6:00 for 6:30 pm - We’re cooking the books again with engineer and chemist turned Masterchef finalists, Seline and Leandri van der Wat. A wonderful three-course meal will be served in the Service Station. R350 a head. Bookings only to email@example.com or 011 726 7408.
Wednesday 18 November - 10:00 for 10:30 am - We host a coffee morning filled with egg-nog and hilarity to celebrate Pamela Power’s new book Ms Conception. She’ll be chatting to Kelley Thorington. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 011 726 7408.
Woensdag 25 November - 6:00 for 6:30 nm - Jack Parow, ja, JACK PAROW sal in gesprek wees met Angola Badprop oor die boek Jack Parow: Die Ou Met di Snor by die Bar. RSVP email@example.com of 011 726 7408.
Our launches are supported by Joostenberg, delicious organic wines from the family estate in Stellenbosch.
Did You Ever Have a Family, by Bill Clegg(R299.00)
On the morning of her daughter’s wedding, June Reid’s house goes up in flames, destroying her entire family – her present, her past and her future. This beautifully written book about family and the devastation it almost inevitably causes, is a must-read. The story unfolds lyrically, told through the voices of the main characters in the novel. Slowly, you piece together the story - the secrets, the truths and the lies that led to the tragedy. This book was longlisted for the Man Booker – a truly wonderful, albeit distressing, read.
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The Illustrated Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, by JK Rowling, illustrated by Jim Kay (R550.00)
This is the first ever illustrated edition of a Harry Potter book, and it’s beautiful. Jim Kay won renown for his illustrations in A Monster Calls,by Patrick Ness. This is an absolute must for collectors and die-hard fans, and it’s also a perfect introduction for newcomers to the series. .
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