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.
Monday 6 October – 6:00 for 6:30 pm – The event we’ve been waiting for all year - Geoff Dyer in conversation with Ivan Vladislavic. RSVP essential to firstname.lastname@example.org or 011 726 7408.
Wednesday 8 October - 6:00 for 6:30 pm - William Kentridge launches his beautiful new book Six Drawing Lessons. Please note, we are full for this event.
Monday 13 October – 6:00 for 6:30 pm - It’s Man Booker time and we host our annual Booker spotting evening with the wonderful writerly folk from allaboutwriting. We are delighted that actors Neil McCarthy and David Butler will be reading extracts from the shortlisted books. RSVP essential to email@example.com or 011 726 7408.
Tuesday 14 October – 6:00 for 6:30 pm – We launch Don’t Film Yourself Having Sex, with the very sassy Emma Sadlier and Tamsyn de Beer. Come along to hear about how you and your children should be using social media. Not to be missed and essential to RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 011 726 7408.
Thursday 16 October – PLEASE NOTE THIS LAUNCH HAS BEEN CANCELLED. We launch Greg Mills’ latest book Why States Recover.
Wednesday 22 October - 6:00 for 6:30 pm – We launch Pamela Nomvete’s autobiography, Dancing to the Beat of the Drum. Pamela will be in conversation with Lebo Mashile. RSVP to email@example.com or 011 726 7408.
Thursday 23 October - 6:00 for 6:30 pm - We launch 21 Icons, Adrian Steirn’s magnificent photographic project documenting iconic South Africans. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 011 726 7408.
Wednesday 29 October - 6:00 for 6:30 pm – Launch of Third World Child, the fascinating autobiography of GG Alcock, who will be in conversation with Rian Malan. RSVP to email@example.com or 011 726 7408.
Thursday 30 October - 6:00 for 6:30 pm – Join us as we host novelist Priscilla Holmes for the launch of her book Now I See You. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 011 726 7408.
The Keeper, by Marguerite Poland (R235.00)
Set in a lighthouse on a godforsaken island off the coast of Port Elizabeth, this magnificent novel follows the story of lighthouse keeper Hannes Harker and his wife Aletta, as they attempt to live out their lives, both as individuals and as a couple, in this isolated posting. Told through Hannes’ broken conversations with a nurse as he recuperates in hospital after an accident, this novel will, like all Poland’s writing, get right under your skin. It’s a story about the power of love and secrets and Marguerite’s hauntingly beautiful prose is a privilege to read.
Also available in an Afrikaans translation by Daniel Hugo as Die Bewaker.
Solitaire, by Alice Oseman(R142.00)
A mysterious group of pranksters is playing tricks on the kids at Harvey Greene Grammar School. Tori Sprong likes to blog and she likes to sleep, but things are changing. 18-year-old Alice Oseman’s debut novel has attracted a lot of attention - it’s even been referred to as ‘The Catcher in the Rye for the digital age’. For fans of John Green and Rainbow Rowell. Age 14+. Order a copy