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 1 June - 6:00 for 6:30 pm - Michelle Hattingh launches her courageous book I’m the Girl who was Raped. In conversation with author Fiona Snyckers. RSVP essential to email@example.com or 011 726 7408.
Thursday 2 June - 8:00 am - Join us for a discussion with Nigerian writer Okey Ndibe. He’ll be chatting to Panashe Chigumadzi and Percy Mabanda about ‘Writing the World Republic of Letters’. Hosted by This is Africa. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 011 726 7408, and please note the time!
Saturday 4 June - 3:00 for 3:30 pm - Marilyn Honikman discusses her wonderful new book There Should Have Been Five with historian Luli Callinicos. Come for a late afternoon glass of wine and a fascinating chat. Great for 12+ readers too. RSVP to email@example.com or 011 726 7408
Tuesday 7 June - 6:00 for 6:30 pm - We are delighted to finally have Niq Mhlongo at Love Books to launch his new book Affluenza. He will be chatting to the energetic Akin Omotoso. Not to be missed! RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 011 726 7408.
Wednesday 8 June - SALE - It’s our 7th birthday and as always, we are celebrating with 70% off selected books. Doors open at 8 am.
Monday 13 June - 6:00 for 6:30 pm. We launch Pleasure, Nthikeng Mohlele‘s new novel. RSVP to email@example.com or 011 726 7408
Wednesday 15 June - 7:00 pm - We host Human & Rousseau and RSG for the launch and live broadcast of Valda Jansen‘s debut novel Hy kom met die Skoenlappers. R60 a ticket. RSVP and payment to Love Books on 011 726 7408.
Tuesday 21 June - 6:00 for 6:30 pm - Mpho Tshukudu and Anna Trapido launch their exciting new cook and diet book Eat-Ting. Come along and fall in love with timeless African flavours that are good for your health and well-being. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 011 726 7408.
Wednesday 22 June - 6:00 for 6:30 pm - South Africa in Africa: Superpower or Neocolonialist?. Author Liesl Louw-Vaudran will be chatting to Greg Mills of the Brenthurst Institute about her fascinating new book. RSVP to email@example.com or 011 726 7408.
Saturday 25 June - 10 am. Story time features the gorgeous Nombulelo and the Moth read by the author, Suzie Dinneen.
Our launches are supported by Joostenberg, delicious organic wines from the family estate in Stellenbosch.
Like It Matters, by David Cornwell (R250)
David Cornwell is being promoted as Damon Galgut’s protégé (Damon edited this book), and we can assure you he is a huge talent, a rising star and the next big thing on the South African literary scene. This compelling yet devastating story of Ed and Charlotte, two young people on the cusp of creating lives that matter, or living with lives that don’t, is a sad, gritty and all too real story. The writing is meticulously crafted and the South African idiom beautifully captured, but it’s the fraught voice of the narrator, Ed, that makes the book such a compelling read.
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Up Up:Stories of Johannesburg’s Highrises,edited by Nele Dechmann et al (R735)
Another winner from Fourthwall Publishers, this is a beautiful must-have for passionate citizens of Joburg. The skyscrapers of Joburg are documented here in two ways: firstly, through historical facts, floor plans, archival records and contemporary photographs of their formal architecture; and secondly, through reportage, interviews and essays. This book is the first to document Joburg’s skyscrapers and it offers new insights not only into these classic buildings, but also into contemporary urban life in South Africa.