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Happy holiday reading

Our launches are supported by Joostenberg, delicious organic wines from the family estate in Stellenbosch.

We’re taking a break from story time until 20 January. After that we will continue as always - 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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Christmas Days: 12 Stories & 12 Feasts for 12 Days, by Jeanette Winterson (R290)
A charming collection of Christmas stories and recipes for the twelve days of Christmas from author Jeanette Winterson. Winterson is the daughter of a missionary, now with a Jewish wife, so expect the unexpected. There are sparkling literary anecdotes, sumptuous stories, and a wonderful sprinkling of recipes - think Kamila Shamsie’s turkey biryani and Ruth Rendell’s red cabbage.
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The White Book, by Han Kang (R220)
From the author of The Vegetarian comes this stunning meditation on colour, beginning with a list of white things - ‘swaddling bands, newborn gown, salt, snow, ice, moon, rice …’. This is a book about mourning, rebirth, and the tenacity of the human spirit. A beautiful investigation of the fragility, beauty and strangeness of life.
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Nowherelands: An Atlas of Vanished Countries 1840-1975, by Bjorn Berge (R545)
This is a beautifully illustrated collection of countries erased from the map and lost to time. They have one thing in common - their own stamps. You’ll find the Boer republic of the Orange Free State, as well as places like Eastern Karelia, which lasted a few weeks during the Soviet-Finnish war of 1922. Enough said!

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Phantom Architecture, Philip Wilkinson (R575)
Some of the most exciting buildings in the history of architecture are the ones that never got built - think a dome covering half of Manhattan, or a triumphal arch in the shape of an elephant in Paris. This beautifully illustrated book of ghost buildings is a fascinating look at the history of architecture and how architects pushed materials to their limits. It includes some masterpieces, and some delightful flights of fancy.
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Here we Are: Notes for living on planet earth, Oliver Jeffers (R220)
From the genius that is Oliver Jeffers, comes this utterly beautiful and moving picture book about welcoming a new baby to our world. A must-have.

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Illustrated Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them, J K Rowling, (R510)
This is another must-have in the ‘20 years of Harry Potter’ treasure chest. Absolutely beautifully illustrated by Olivia Lomenech Gill, this book is for fans, young and old, and for any tired artist looking for inspiration.
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