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.
Tuesday 5 August – 7:00 for 7:30 pm – The Troyeville Hotel Book Club hosts Justice Edwin Cameron, talking about his memoir, Justice. Bookings essential on 011 402 7709 or email@example.com.
Wednesday 6 August – 5:30 for 6:00 pm - We celebrate the Bloody Book Week with the king of crime, Deon Meyer (who’s new book Cobra is just out in English), and journalist Jacques Steenkamp (author of The Griekwastad Murders). They’ll be discussing the challenges of writing real-life and fictional crime in South Africa. We expect a crush, so it’s essential to RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 011 726 7408.
Tuesday 19 August – 7:00 for 7:30 pm – The Troyeville Hotel Book Club chats to Glenn Moss about his book The New Radicals. Bookings essential on 011 402 7709 or email@example.com
Wednesday 20 August – 6:00 for 6:30 pm – Love Books and the Daily Maverick host Richard Poplak, Gareth Cliff and Ranjeni Munusamy in discussion about Poplak’s new book, Until Julius Comes(at Love Books). We expect a large turnout so please be sure to RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 011 726 7408.
Upstairs at the Party, by Linda Grant (R285.00)
In this story of Adele, a young girl making her way from the perfume counter in Liverpool to the features editor on a literary magazine in London, Linda Grant shines her sharp light on the joys and sorrows of living in hippie London in the early 70s. The novel is a wonderful portrait of the era, a complicated mix of freedom, innocence and danger. Full of intelligent, if not cynical, observations, it is also a compelling and powerful story.
Young adult must-read
The Apple Tart of Hope, by Sarah Moore Fitzgerald (R235.00)
You know that warm feeling you get in your heart when you discover a brilliant new writer – that’s how you’ll feel when you read Sarah Moore Fitzgerald. The Apple Tart of Hope is a beautifully written young adult story of friendship, love, loss and of course hope, that will appeal equally to adults and young readers. Sarah’s first book Back to Blackbrick, is also worth adding to your teenage library. Age 12+. Order a copy