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 is offering a free delivery service on orders over R300 to areas within a 20km radius.

(In Joburg? Click here for info about Love Books’s delivery service.)

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

Small businesses will need our support during this time, and what better way to keep yourself occupied at home than a good book!

If you would still like to make use of the delivery service but are further away or don’t meet the minimum order amount, let The Book Lounge know – they can deliver for a small fee.

The Book Lounge staff are eager to please:

Nothing replaces browsing the shelves of a bookstore, but if you send us an email with the title or author of the last two books you really enjoyed, we will happily recommend books we believe will be great next stops on your personal reading journey.

  • To place an order or get book recommendations, email The Book Lounge on

Looking for something new to read?

These are the books that would have been launched at The Book Lounge this week.

Mohale Mashigo was going to receive the inaugural Philida Literary Award from Karina Szczurek – and her books are also available!


  • Blood Stone by Irna van Zyl (R280)
  • A Childhood Made Up by Brent Meersman (R290)
  • In India and East Africa/E-Indiya nase East Africa: A Travelogue in isiXhosa and English by DDT Jabavu (R385)
  • The Yearning (R180) and Intruders (R180) by Mohale Mashigo


Something for the kids:


The Book Lounge apocalyptic selection – a bunch of thick books to sink your teeth into during self-isolation:


Assorted new and exciting reads:


The Book Lounge new paperback fiction table:


The Book Lounge new fiction table:


Categories Fiction Non-fiction South Africa

Tags Book events Book launches Cape Town New books New releases The Book Lounge

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