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 2 September – 6:00 for 6:30 pm – We launch Black Dog Summer with debut author Miranda Sherry who’ll be in conversation with Fiona Ramsay. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 011 726 7408.
Wednesday 3 September - 7:00 for 7:30 pm - The Troyeville Hotel Book Club chats to Ray Hartley about his new book, Ragged Glory.
Bookings essential on 011 402 7709 or email@example.com.
Thursday 4 September – 6:00 for 6:30 pm - Ray Hartley and Peter Harris will be in conversation at Love Books around, Ragged Glory. RSVP essential to firstname.lastname@example.org or 011 726 7408.
Wednesday 10 September – 6:00 for 6:30 pm – Join us as we celebrate the launch of Mzilikazi Wa Afrika’s uncompromising new book, Nothing Left to Steal. Mzilikazi will be in conversation with Justice Malala, and Zwelinzima Vavi will be the guest speaker. Not to be missed and essential to RSVP to email@example.com or 011 726 7408.
Wednesday 17 September – 6:00 for 6:30 pm – We launch a fully revised and updated old favourite, The Joburg Book, by Nechama Brodie. Nechama will be chatting to WISER fellow Khadija Patel on ‘Writing Johannesburg’. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 011 726 7408.
Thursday 18 September - 6:00 for 6:30 pm – Join us for a wine-tasting with the wonderful Cathy Marston as we launch her book Love Your Wine. RSVP to email@example.com or 011 726 7408.
Tuesday 23 September - 6:00 for 6:30 pm - Marguerite Poland is one of our country’s greatest novelists and we are delighted to be launching her latest book The Keeper. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 011 726 7408.
Wednesday 24 September - 10:00 am through to 17:00 pm – ParkWords, the first ever Parkview Literary Festival takes place in Tyrone Avenue, Parkview. Click here
for the programme of events. Love Books will be there!
Tuesday 30 September - 6:00 for 6:30 pm – Join us as we host Edyth Bulbring in conversation with Ben Williams about her new book for young adults, The Mark. RSVP to email@example.com or 011 726 7408
Black Dog Summer, by Miranda Sherry (R220.00)
The story is familiar to us – a gruesome farm murder and its awful consequences – but it’s the way it’s told that sets this book apart. Sally cannot die (as she puts it ‘something has gone wrong with my dying’). And so she becomes our narrator, lingering in her daughter Gigi’s shadows, as she witnesses the grief of her family and the secrets that bubble to the surface after her horrible death. This is a gripping and emotional read, and a brilliant debut from Joburg writer Miranda Sherry, who secured an international deal for this novel – she’s definitely a writer to watch. .
Rooftoppers, by Katherine Rundell (R153.00)
It’s impossible to ignore a book that starts like this: ‘On the morning of its first birthday, a baby was found floating in a cello case in the middle of the English Channel.’ The baby is Sophie and she refuses to believe that her mother died in the shipwreck. And so she begins a journey that takes her across the rooftops of Paris with a boy who walks tightropes and lives in the sky. A wonderful read. Age 10+. Order a copy