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. Pop in and chat to our friendly, helpful and passionately bookie staff.


Wednesday 5 April - 6:00 for 6:30 pm - Jay Naidoo launches his new book Change: Organising tomorrow, today. He’ll be in conversation with former CEO of the public protector’s office, Louisa Zondo. RSVP is essential as we are expecting a crowd. kate@lovebooks.co.za or 011 726 7408.

Thursday 6 April - 6:00 for 6:30 pm - The indefatigable and much-loved Pamela Power launches her gripping new book Delilah Now Trending. She’ll be chatting to Amy Heydenrych. RSVP to kate@lovebooks.co.za or 011 726 7408.

Saturday 8 April - 10:00 am - We’ll be hosting the South African launch of the gorgeous children’s book Sleep Well Siba & Saba by Nansubuga Nagadya Isdhal. The author will be reading from her book in our regular story time slot.

Thursday 20 April - 5:30 for 6:00 pm - If you liked The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency series and the Tannie Maria Murder Mystery series, you will adore the Detective Inspector Jabulani Sibanda series. Join us as Jenny Crwys-Williams chats to the author CM Elliot about the latest instalment, Sibanda and the Black Sparrow Hawk. RSVP to rsvp@jacana.co.za or 011 726 7408

Wednesday 26 April - 5:30 for 6:00 pm - Journalist Jonathan Ancer chats about his riveting new book Spy, the chilling story of apartheid spy Craig Williamson. RSVP to rsvp@jacana.co.za or 011 726 7408

Coming up in May:
Thursday 4 May - Neil Sonnekus chats to Bridget Hilton-Barber about Son, his first novel.
Wednesday 10 May - Simon Branders chats to Hamilton Wende about A Handful of Earth.
Tuesday 16 May - Rafique Gangat launches Bending the Rules: From Mandela to De Klerk: Stories of a pioneering diplomat.
Wednesday 24 May - Fred Strydom launches his exciting new novel The Inside Out Man.
Thursday 25 May - Jennifer Friedman launches her classic memoir Queen of the Free State.
Wednesday 31 May - Alison Lowry launches Shadow Play.

Our launches are supported by Joostenberg, delicious organic wines from the family estate in Stellenbosch.

Story time continues as always at 10 o’clock on Saturdays. It’s for 4 to 8 year old’s (but younger are more than welcome with their parents), doesn’t cost you a cent, and earns you a punch on your Love Books Literary Punch Card. We look forward to seeing you there.

Don’t forget to use your Love Books Literary Punch Card – 10 punches = 10% discount. You get a punch for every R300 you spend, for being at a launch, for buying the book we’re launching, and for coming to storytime.

Please note that all titles are subject to availability and we are happy to order anything that might be out of stock.

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Lincoln in the Bardo, by George Saunders (R345)
It’s 1862 and the American Civil War rages while President Lincoln’s beloved son Willie lies gravely ill. Willie dies, and newspapers report that Lincoln returns to the crypt several times to hold his boy’s body. An original, inventive, humane piece of work, George Saunders’ first novel is for fans of modern American fiction.

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Delilah Now Trending, by Pamela Power (R230)
Single mom Delilah’s life goes up in smoke when her Grade 6 daughter – the star pupil Daisy – isn’t made head girl. Rosie Roberts, Daisy’s nemesis, is crowned instead. But when Rosie is pushed off the second-storey balcony at school, accusing glances are cast at Daisy…
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Once we were Sisters, by Sheila Kohler (R315)
Poignant, anguished and powerful, this is Sheila Kohler’s account of losing her sister. Compelling and beautifully written, it captures what it was like to grow up as a young, white, privileged girl in 1950s South Africa, and is an extraordinary account of loss.

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Change: Organising tomorrow, today, by Jay Naidoo (R200)
Jay Naidoo harnesses his experiences as government minister, social justice activist and global thought leader to explore ways for ending poverty and global warming with a focus on organising our communities and building change from below. He succinctly shares his ideas for taking back the power that we have lost.

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Auggie & Me: Three Wonder Stories, by R.J. Palacio (R190)
Who can forget the Wonder phenomenon and the incredible Auggie Pullman? Now R.J Palacio has written the Wonder story from a new angle. Charlotte, Julian and Christopher describe how Auggie changed their lives forever.
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100 Women who made History, by DK (R315)
DK brings us history’s wonder women in this highly illustrated book. What made Catherine the Great so great? How did chemist Rosalind Franklin help unravel the secret of life? A fantastic reference book for boys and girls.
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