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Easter trading hours
Good Friday - closed
Easter Saturday - open 9 am to 4 pm
Easter Sunday - open 9 am to 2 pm
Easter Monday - open 9 am to 2 pm


Thursday 16 April – 6:00 for 6:30 pm – We launch The Raft by Fred Strydom. This is a wonderful new speculative novel from a fresh new South African voice. RSVP essential to kate@lovebooks.co.za or 011 726 7408.

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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April must-reads

Leaving Before the Rains Come, by Alexandra Fuller(R285.00)
There is nothing we look forward to more than a new book from Alexandra Fuller. She is a writer of such intensity with incredible access to her emotions. This is her third memoir – we’ve read about her madly feral childhood in Don’t Lets go to the Dogs Tonight, her unstable mother in Under the Tree of Forgetfulness and now we read about the unravelling of her marriage to Charlie Ross, an American river-guide she meets and marries in Zambia. What shines through more than anything else though, is her love of Africa. Compelling, deeply satisfying reading.
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More must-reads

All the Light we Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr (R288.00)
Marie-Laure and her father live in Paris, where he is the Master of the Locks at the Museum of Natural History. Werner and Jutta are orphans who live in a German mining town, looked after by a French nun. World War 11 and Hitler knock their lives off course, and both families find themselves escaping to a small town, Sant Malo, where their stories converge. A wonderful story and a book to savour - full of tension, beauty, bravery, braille, shells, jewels and radios.

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Penguin Little Black Classics, various (R15 each; R1 200 for the set)
This year is 80 years of Penguin Books, and to celebrate, this brilliant publisher has published 80 Little Black Classics. From Darwin to Tolstoy , these are short essays, treatises and extracts from Penguin authors over the years. You’ll be amazed at the range and at how much knowledge one tiny volume can hold. An absolute must-have for the Easter weekend. If you’re feeling generous, we can think of nothing nicer than to give someone special the whole set for just R1 200.

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The Dream House, by Craig Higginson (R240.00)
Set on an old farm in the Midlands with a cast of five main characters, each providing their perspective on the events of a single day, this is a beautifully written story from local author Craig Higginson. Things are in a state of transition - the farm has been sold after many years in the same family and is now to become a housing estate – buildings are half-destroyed, things are packed away into boxes. Completely riveting, the gentle, understated writing style belies the anger and potential for violence inherent in the story.

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Children’s must-read

Battle Bunny, by Jon Scieszka and Mac Barnett (R152.00)
A wildly entertaining, mischievous mash-up of a book about a bunny - something slightly off-the-wall for Easter. Age 6 to 8

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