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Footnotes, July 2020: Book links from around the web

At The Reading List, we’re trainspotters when it comes to interesting book links, and here are a number that caught our eye. …

Rémy Ngamije seals international publishing deal for his debut novel The Eternal Audience of One

Rémy Ngamije’s debut novel The Eternal Audience of One will soon be published in the United States! The Eternal Audience of One was published …

Former Al-Qaeda hostage Stephen McGown signs book deal with the Daily Maverick’s Maverick 451

Stephen McGown, the ordinary South African who was held hostage by Al-Qaeda for just under six years, will be writing a memoir.

Footnotes, June 2020: Book links from around the web

At The Reading List, we’re trainspotters when it comes to interesting book links, and here are a number that caught our eye.

Don’t miss the virtual book launch of Fifty-two | Twee-en-vyftig by Philip Myburgh, with Michiel Heyns (26 May)

Join The Reading List for a virtual book launch, as Philip Myburgh introduces his new collection of poetry Fifty-two | Twee-en-vyftig. Myburgh will …

Help South Africa’s beloved indie bookshops keep their doors open during lockdown

The latest edition of Burn After Reading tells you everything you need to know about supporting your local independent bookshop.

Uber Eats is now delivering books from Exclusive Books in South Africa

Exclusive Books has joined forces with Uber Eats to deliver books to word-hungry South Africans. 

Another week of LIVE literature discussions, with The Cheeky Natives

Guests include Nakhane, Abi Daré, Sisonke Msimang and Novuyo Rosa Tshuma.

Footnotes, May 2020: Book links from around the web

At The Reading List, we’re trainspotters when it comes to interesting book links, and here are a number that caught our eye. …

Petition: An urgent appeal for the sale of books during Lockdown Stage 4

A petition has been launched to appeal for the sale of books during lockdown stage 4. 

A PDF in your inbox: South African writers talk free books and the value of life-sustaining royalties

To mark World Book and Copyright Day (Thursday 23 April 2020), the South African Book Fair announced an online discussion on free books and the value of copyright in providing writers with life-sustaining royalties.

Footnotes, April 2020: Book links from around the web

At The Reading List, we’re trainspotters when it comes to interesting book links, and here are a number that caught our eye. …

Joburgers! Love Books remains open and is ready to deliver books (and wine!) to your door

Your friendly neighbourhood bookshop, Love Books, is waiting for your order! Joburg’s favourite independent bookshop Love Books is offering a free courier …

Capetonians! Don’t want to leave the house? Get The Book Lounge to come to you!

Your friendly neighbourhood bookshop, The Book Lounge, is ready and waiting for your order! Cape Town’s favourite independent bookshop The Book Lounge …

Join the Virtual Book Launch for Irna van Zyl’s new novel Blood Stone on Twitter (18 Mar 2020)

In light of the coronavirus pandemic, The Reading List will host a virtual book launch for Irna van Zyl’s new crime novel Blood Stone this evening! (6 pm, Wednesday 18 March 2020.)

South African publishers cancel all forthcoming book launch events

In light of the coronavirus pandemic, South African publishers have decided to postpone or cancel all upcoming book launch events until further …

2020 Franschhoek Literary Festival cancelled because of COVID-19

The Franschhoek Literary Festival, which was due to take place from 15 to 17 May 2020 in Cape Town, has been cancelled, ‘in light of the growing concerns about the global spread of COVID-19’.

Durban’s Time of the Writer book festival cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic (alternative digital version being planned)

Book events are being cancelled all over the world in light of the global COVID-19 pandemic, and the latest loss is Durban’s Time of the Writer Festival. 

Love Books and The Book Lounge cancel book launches until further notice – but will need your support, so keep buying books! (Home delivery available)

Two of our favourite independent bookshops, Love Books and The Book Lounge, have announced that they have decided to cancel all book launches until further notice.

Footnotes, March 2020: Book links from around the web

At The Reading List, we’re trainspotters when it comes to interesting book links, and here are a number that caught our eye …