Tuesday 4 March – 6:00 for 6:30 pm - We launch Justin Fox’s debut novel, Whoever Fears the Sea, a fast-paced adventure with a surprising take on Somali pirates. Justin will be in conversation with Ben Williams, books editor at the ‘Sunday Times’. RSVP essential on 011 726 7408 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday 5 March – 7:00 for 7:30 pm - The Troyeville Hotel Book Club hosts Mark Gevisser talking about his new book, Lost and Found in Johannesburg. Bookings essential on 011 402 7709 or email@example.com
Thursday 6 March - 5:30 for 6:00 pm – We are delighted to host Mark Gevisser in conversation with Dominique Botha (author of False River) around Lost and Found in Johannesburg. RSVP essential on 011 726 7408 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday 12 March – 5:30 for 6:00 pm – We launch The Spider King’s Daughter, by Nigerian writer Chibundu Onuzu. Described by The Times as ‘a dark, tense, gripping first novel, peeling back layers of Nigerian society’ this is a remarkable debut from a very promising young writer. If you’d like to come, RSVP as always on 011 726 7408 or email@example.com.
Thursday 13 March - 6:00 for 6:30 pm: we launch Could I Vote DA? Eusebius McKaizer’s latest book. We expect a crowd, so RSVP essential please on 011 726 7408 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday 19 March - 6:00 for 6:30 pm: We are honoured to be hosting Breyten Breytenbach for the launch of A Monologue in Two Voices, by Sandra Saayman, another inspiring publication from Fourth Wall Publishers. RSVP essential on 011 726 7408 or email@example.com.
Our launches are supported by Joostenberg
, delicious 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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Lost and Found in Johannesburg
, by Mark Gevisser(R230.00)
Most big cities have their scribes, and Mark Gevisser firmly claims his spot as one of Johannesburg’s greatest chroniclers with this masterpiece of personal storytelling. Cleverly told through text, photographs and maps, and in particular through Mark’s early obsession with the Holmden’s Registry of Johannesburg
, this is both an inward and an outward journey of discovery. You will find yourself almost at one with the author as you pore over the detail in the pictures and the text. Intellectually, emotionally and cartographically speaking, this is a masterful work.
Order a copy
The Wind is not a River
, by Brian Payton(R225.00)
It’s World War II
. John Easley is a National Geographic reporter, determined to defy the American news blackout imposed after the 1943 Japanese occupation of the Aleutian Islands. He is shot down over the island of Attu, and what follows is a frightening story of the brutality of war, and an exquisite portrayal of survival. This book has a bit of everything - death, mind-boggling survival, and the redemptive power of love – a gripping, beautifully written novel to add to your pile of war literature. Order a copy
The People in the Trees
, by Hanya Yanagihara (R245.00)
Framed as the memoir of Nobel Prize-winning scientist Dr Norton Perina and loosely based on a true story, this is a challenging and unsettling book. Dr Perina might have unlocked the secrets of immortality after encountering a remote tribe in a jungle on the island of Ivu’ivu. What follows is a complex tale of moral ambivalence that remains gripping despite its despicable narrator.
Order a copy
How to be Alone
, by Sara Maitland (R142.00)
If you haven’t yet discovered the School of Life, may we suggest you go directly to School of Life
, where you will find untold solutions to the problems of modern-day life. Founded by everyday contemporary philosopher, Alain de Botton (who’s new book The News
will be here any day), the SofL regularly publishes helpful little volumes. Our current favourite – How to be Alone
, by Sara Maitland, but we can help with whichever volume you prefer. Order a copy
Aladdin and the Enchanted Lamp
, by Philip Pullman (R146.00)
We are quite frankly enchanted by anything Philip Pullman does, and we love his retelling of this fairy tale. Beautifully illustrated throughout, this book will appeal across age groups. Order a copy