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 July - 6:00 for 6:30 pm - Barbara Boswell chats to Pumla Dineo Gqola about her debut novel, Grace. RSVP to kate@lovebooks.co.za or 011 726 7408.

Thursday 6 July - 6:00 for 6:30 pm - Author of the moment Hennie van Vuuren talks to editor extraordinaire Ferial Haffajee about his best-selling book Apartheid, Guns and Money. RSVP to kate@lovebooks.co.za or 011 726 7408.

Wednesday 12 July - 6:00 for 6:30 pm - SJ Naude, one of our most exciting and accomplished writers, launches his debut novel The Third Reel / Die Derde Spoel. He’ll be chatting to the wonderful Michele Magwood. RSVP to kate@lovebooks.co.za or 011 726 7408.

Wednesday 19 July - 6:00 for 6:30 pm - THIS EVENT IS FULLY BOOKED. Joostenberg wine-tasting with Philip Myburgh. RSVP to kate@lovebooks.co.za or 011 726 7408

Tuesday 25 July - 6:00 for 6:30 pm - Lorenzo Fioramonti, professor and founder of the Action Research Network for a Wellbeing Economy in Africa, chats to Pat Pillai about his groundbreaking new book Wellbeing Economy: Success in a world without growth. RSVP to kate@lovebooks.co.za or 011 726 7408

Wednesday 26 July - 6:00 for 6:30 pm - Exciting new young novelist Tammy Baikie launches her debut novel Seelling Lipservice. RSVP to rsvp@jacana.co.za.

Coming up in August:
Tuesday 1 August - launch of Prunings by Helen Moffett
Thursday 3 August - Launch of Queer Africa 2
Saturday 5 August - Special story time launch of Farah is not a Dalmation by Adri le Roux
Thursday 10 August - Pumla Dineo Gqcola launches her new book Reflecting Rogue.
Tuesday 15 August - Jakkie Cillier launches Fate of the Nation.
Wednesday 16 August - Karina Szczurek launches The Fifth Mrs Brink.
Thursday 17 August - Hedley Twidle launches Firepool: Experiences in an abnormal world.
Friday 18 August - Louise Gelberblom launches The Book Club Cook Book: Eat Your Words.
Wednesday 23 August -Jassy Mackenzie launches Bad Seeds.
Tuesday 29 August - Charles van Onselen launches his new book Cowboy Capitalist.

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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The Ministry of Utmost Happiness, by Arundhati Roy (R295)
Landing gracefully to great reviews, this is the highly anticipated second novel from Arundhati Roy. Anjum, who used to be Aftab, unrolls a threadbare carpet in a city graveyard that she calls home. A baby appears quite suddenly on a pavement, a little after midnight, in a crib of litter. This book is a miracle of storytelling.

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Fever, by Deon Meyer (R260)
Don’t expect Benny Griessel in Deon Meyer’s latest novel. This is post-apocalyptic, end-of-the-world stuff, set in a desolate South Africa after a virus has killed most of the world’s population. Gripping, emotional, and Stephen King loved it!
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The Republic of Gupta, by Pier-Louis Myburgh (R260)
To get behind the daily headlines to the root of the rot, read this book by award-winning investigative journalist, Pieter-Louis Myburgh. He looks at what the Guptas were upto during Thabo Mbeki’s presidency, how they got into the Zuma’s inner circle, and the real reasons behind the March 2017 cabinet reshuffle. Gripping stuff.

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Tragic Shores: A memoir of dark travel, by Thomas H Cook (R330)
Thomas H Cook is a brilliant crime-writer, but here he moves to travel in this unusual memoir about places of tragedy and suffering. As he says ‘I have come to thank dark places for the light they bring to life.’ Beautifully written.
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Dark Artifices Book 2: Lord of Shadows, by Cassandra Clare (R220)
Don’t worry, your teenager will know exactly what the Shadowhunters are and that this is the brand new next instalment that they just have to have. 14+
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The World’s Worst Children 2, by David Walliams (R230)
With a foreword by Her Majesty the Queen, this is a glorious, hilarious, illustrated collection of the worst children in the world and their impossible stories. David Walliams is irrepressible.
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