A Compendium of Collective Nouns, by woop studios(R462.00)
An utterly beautiful book dedicated to the persitence of parents belonging to the artists and writers who’ve put it together. All ages will delight in this work of art. Order a copy
Our launches are supported by Joostenberg
, delicious 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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A host of must-haves
A Labour of Moles
, by Ivan Vladislavic(R370.00)
The ultimate gift for die-hard Vladislavic fans. This beautifully produced cahier holds a strange story and fascinating images that invite the reader to consider the building blocks of fiction. Limited stock.
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, by Ben Schott (R257.00)
Finally, and at last, a list of German words for the human condition. If you’ve ever felt ‘the urge to confess’ or ‘an irrational sense of specialness on your birthday’ or if you’re guilty of ‘looking up rude words in the dictionary’, there’s a German word for it in Schottenfreude
. Priceless. Order a copy
, by Alice Munro (R45.00)
The ultimate literary stocking filler is this little paperback, published to celebrate Alice Munro winning the Nobel Prize for Literature this year (in the words of A.S.
Byatt, she’s ‘the greatest living short story writer’).
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Bo-Kaap Kitchen: Heritage recipes and stories
, by Craig Fraser (R450.00)
Another beautiful cookbook compiled by Craig Fraser. It effortlessly combines a sumptuous culinary journey with fascinating personal histories.
A clutch of children’s must-reads
Ruby Redfort 3: Catch your Death
, by Lauren Child (R220.00)
Ruby Redfort - code breaker, secret agent, schoolgirl. This is number three in Lauren Child’s fantastic series for girls. Age 10+ Order a copy
Stay Where you are and then Leave
,by John Boyne (R200.00)
Next year sees the centenary of World War 1 so its no surprise that the author of The Boy in Striped Pyjamas
is bringing us a tale of a boy set in 1914. Age 12+
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