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 1 December - 6:00 for 6:30 pm - We are delighted to be hosting international success story Sally Andrew as we launch her new Tannie Maria mystery, Tannie Maria and the Satanic Mechanic. RSVP to kate@lovebooks.co.za or 011 726 7408.

Saturday 3 December - 10 am Storytime - Local author C.A. Davids will be reading from her wonderful new children’s book celebrating the many kinds and styles of hair - The Hair Fair. Just come along.

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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Behold the Dreamers, by Imbolo Mbue (R320)
A stunning debut that looks at what really lies beneath the great American dream from the point of view of Jende, a Cameroonian immigrant trying to make his fortune in New York. Told with warmth and humour and heart, it’s a perfectly satisfying Christmas reading.

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Tannie Maria and the Satanic Mechanic, by Sally Andrew (R230)
The second in the wonderful Tannie Maria mystery series. This time, everyone’s favourite agony aunt and crime-fighter needs some counselling advice of her own. Enter Ricus from Hotazel, otherwise known as the ‘satanic mechanic’…

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Born a Crime, by Trevor Noah (R285)
Our greatest export’s autobiography, and it’s hilarious. The perfect Christmas present for almost everybody you know.

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Blitzed, by Norman Ohler (R475)
A sensational look at the use of drugs by Hitler and the Third Reich. Who knew that everyone, from housewives to soldiers, was taking cocaine, heroin, morphine and most of all, methamphetamine. Compelling reading.
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Africa Rising, edited by Gestalten and Design Indaba (R935).
An absolute knockout of a book on fashion, design and lifestyle from Africa.

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Atlas Obscura, by Joshua Foer et al (R550)
An illustrated guide to the world’s hidden corners. A joy for armchair travellers and adventurous explorer types.
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The Darkest Dark, by Chris Hadfield (R255)
Written by astronaut Chris Hadfield, this is a beautiful, powerful, one-in-a-million book about facing your fears and living your dreams.

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A Child of Books, by Oliver Jeffers and Sam Winston (R350)
This is for children and collectors. It’s an utterly beautiful and imaginative book about the power of stories. Worth popping in just to have a look!
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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, by JK Rowling, illustrated by Jim Kay (R570)
For the Potterheads in your house, the second in this highly collectable, beautifully illustrated edition of the series.
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The Vigilante Poets of Selwyn Academy, by Kate Hattemer (R165)
We’re loving this smart, edgy story about a group of teens who model themselves on Ezra Pound and write poetry to protest against a reality show being filmed at their high school. Here’s hoping your discerning teen will love it too!
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