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 3 September - 6:00 for 6:30 pm - We look forward to a fascinating discussion with Ena Jansen and Gerrit Olivier around her book Soos familie:Stedelike huisewerkers in Suid-Afrikaanse tekste. RSVP essential to email@example.com or 011 726 7408.
Wednesday 9 September - 5:30 for 6:00 pm - We launch Dagga:A Short History by Hazel Crampton, author of The Sunburnt Queen. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 011 726 7408.
Saturday 12 September - 10:00 am. Come along for a SCRUMDIDDLYUMPTIOUS storytime as we celebrate the 10th annual Roald Dahl Day. RSVP to email@example.com or 011 726 7408.
Tuesday 15 September - 6:00 for 6:30 pm - We are absolutely delighted to be hosting Helen Macdonald, author of the incredible and unforgettable winner of the Costa award, H is for Hawk. Helen will be in conversation with Michele Magwood. RSVP essential to firstname.lastname@example.org or 011 726 7408.
Thursday 17 September - 5:30 for 6:00 pm - Pumla Dineo Gqola launches Rape: A South African Nightmare. RSVP to email@example.com or 011 726 7408
Monday 21 September - 6:00 for 6:30 pm - Launch of Signs for an Exhibition by Eliza Kentridge. RSVP as always to firstname.lastname@example.org or 011 726 7408.
Tuesday 29 September - 6:00 for 6:30 pm - Launch of Anna Peters’ Year of Cooking Dangerously by the delightful Kathryn White. RSVP to email@example.com or 011 726 7408.
Our launches are supported by Joostenberg, delicious organic wines from the family estate in Stellenbosch.
Dept of Speculation, by Jenny Offill (R195.00)
They used to send each other letters. The return address was always the same: Dept. of Speculation. This is a heartbreaking portrait of a modern marriage, from early romance, through parenthood, to the inevitable unravelling. That may sound a bit hum-drum, but this book is anything but boring. Through vignettes written in beautiful, poetic prose, Jenny Offill manages to convey the profound loss of self that is often felt at the end of a marriage. Absolutely compelling, it’s like nothing you’ve read before.
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Bon Appetit! The delicious life of Julia Child, by Jessie Hartland (R250.00)
If you have a little foodie in your household, this is an absolutely delightful introduction to Julia Child, one of the most influential cooks of the 20th century. Charming illustrations and captivating text perfectly capture the passionate, fun-loving Julia.