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.
Wednesday 2 July – 6:30 for 6:30 pm – Melanie Verwoerd was in conversation with John Carlin around her new book, Our Madiba, an inspiring compilation of stories from those who met Nelson Mandela. For pics of the wonderful evening go to our facebook page.
Wednesday 9 July – 6:00 for 6:30 pm - Our very own international rock-star author, Lauren Beukes, is back with her new novel, Broken Monsters. Lauren will be in conversation with the Michele Magwood from the Sunday Times. We expect a crush, so it’s essential to RSVP to email@example.com or 011 726 8408.
Wednesday 16 July – 6:00 for 6:30 pm – We launch Hazel Crampton’s The Side of the Sun at Noon: A Quest. This is the fascinating story of the mysterious people of southern Africa, the Chobona, who for many years were dismissed as fantasy. Hazel, who is well known as the author of the hugely successful The Sunburnt Queen, will be in conversation with Wits lecturer Chris Reinders. RSVP as always on firstname.lastname@example.org or 011 726 7408.
Tuesday 22 July - 7:00 for 7:30 pm sharp - The Troyeville Hotel Book Club chats to Glenn Moss about his new book The New Radicals. Bookings essential on 011 402 7709 or email@example.com
Wednesday 23 July – 6:00 for 6:30 pm – She’s back …the lovely Lesley Lokko, and we’re launching her latest novel, In Love and War. RSVP on firstname.lastname@example.org or 011 726 7408.
Thursday 24 July - 6:00 for 6:30 pm - We’re cooking the books again, this time with Marita van der Vyfer, to celebrate her new cook book Winter Food in Provence. Marita will be talking about her new book and the Service Station will be cooking a 3-course meal from the book. Space limited and bookings only via email@example.com. R350 per person.
Eyrie, by Tim Winton (R315.00)
We are huge fans of this great Australian writer, and frankly, unashamedly adore anything he writes. Eyrie takes in the life of Tom Keely, a divorced, unemployed man who has lost his way. His reputation is in ruins, and he finds himself living in a grim high-rise, cut off from the world, until a chance encounter from his past shakes things up a bit. Dark and funny, a page-turner, mostly bleak, but also redemptive, this one is a real must-read.
Young adult must-read
Love Letters to the Dead, by Ava Dellaira (R152.00)
Laurel writes letters to Kurt Cobain, Janis Joplin, Amelia Earhart and lots of other dead people before she is able to face up to the loss of her own sister, May. An emotional, intense and well-written read for teenagers. Age 14+. Order a copy