Cape Town

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 …

Don’t miss the launch of The Asian Aspiration: Why and How Africa Should Emulate Asia at UCT (24 Mar)

You’re invited to the launch of The Asian Aspiration: Why and How Africa Should Emulate Asia by Greg Mills, Olusegun Obasanjo, Hailemariam Desalegn and Emily van der Merwe.

Get blown away by James-Brent Styan and Anneleigh Jacobsen at this year’s Blown Away by Books Festival in Cape Town (11-14 Mar)

Come and meet James-Brent Styan and Anneleigh Jacobsen at the Blown Away by Books Festival in Cape Town.

Author tour: Christy Lefteri, bestselling author of The Beekeeper of Aleppo, will be in South Africa in March!

Christy Lefteri, author of the moving, powerful, compassionate and beautifully written novel The Beekeeper of Aleppo, will be in Cape Town and Joburg from 10–18 March 2020.

Don’t miss Tracy Going, Landa Mabenge and Desiree-Anne Martin chatting about writing their lives at the Blown Away by Books Festival in Cape Town

Memoirists Landa Mabenge, Tracy Going and Desiree-Anne Martin will be in conversation with Cathy Park at the Blown Away by Books Festival in Cape Town.

Jonny Steinberg will be in conversation with Mark Gevisser about his latest book One Day in Bethlehem at Kalk Bay Books (10 Mar)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Kalk Bay Books invite you to the launch of One Day in Bethlehem by Jonny Steinberg.

Don’t miss Pavlo Phitidis’s talk ‘Next Level’ at the UCT Graduate School of Business Distinguished Speakers Series (4 Mar)

Join business growth expert, author and co-founder of Aurik Business Accelerator Pavlo Phitidis at the UCT Graduate School of Business Distinguished Speakers Series.

Don’t miss the launch of Patricia Schonstein’s new novel The Inn at Helsvlakte at The Book Lounge (10 Mar)

The Book Lounge and Penguin Random House invite you to the launch of The Inn at Helsvlakte by Patricia Schonstein.

Don’t miss the chance to see Elizabeth Gilbert LIVE in Cape Town (2 June) or Johannesburg (4 June)

Don’t miss your chance to see Elizabeth Gilbert LIVE in Cape Town (2 June) OR Johannesburg (4 June).

Get your hands on a signed copy of Sweat Scale $ell and ask author Pavlo Phitidis your specific questions in Cape Town (3 Mar)

Pan Macmillan and Aurik Business Accelerator invite you to join business growth expert Pavlo Phitidis as he unpacks some of the stories and insights from his book Sweat Scale $ell.

Don’t miss the Jacana People’s Book Sale in Cape Town – 3 days only, thousands of books, cheap as chips

Cape Town bookworms – get your coins ready! Jacana Media is heading your way with The Jacana People’s Book Sale!

Don’t miss the launch of She Down There by Lynton Francois Burger, in conversation with Henrietta Rose-Innes, at Kalk Bay Books

Penguin Random House and Kalk Bay Books invite you to the launch of She Down There by Lynton Francois Burger.

Don’t miss the launch of Elleke Boehmer’s thrilling new collection of short stories To the Volcano at The Book Lounge (25 Feb)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and the Book Lounge invite you to the launch of To the Volcano: And Other Stories by Elleke Boehmer.

Join extreme adventurer Mike Horn for the launch of his memoir Dream of a Lifetime: Crossing Antarctica in Cape Town (20 Feb)

Jonathan Ball Publishers invite you to the launch of Dream of a Lifetime: Crossing Antarctica by explorer Mike Horn.

Don’t miss the launch of Dream of a Lifetime: Crossing Antarctica by Mike Horn in Cape Town (19 Feb)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Exclusive Books are thrilled to invite you to the launch of Dream of a Lifetime: Crossing Antarctica by explorer Mike Horn.

Join Ghanaian author Nana Oforiatta Ayim for the launch of her debut novel The God Child at The Book Lounge, with Mohale Mashigo (14 Feb)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and The Book Lounge invite you to the launch of The God Child by Nana Oforiatta Ayim.

Kom kuier saam met Lanie van Reenen in Wellington by die bekendstelling van haar memoir, Net mooi fine (13 Feb)

Penguin Random House SA nooi jou hartlik uit na die bekendstelling van Net mooi fine deur Lanie van Reenen in gesprek met Martie Meiring in Wellington.

Don’t miss the launch of Too Black to Wear Whites by Jonty Winch and Richard Parry at The Book Lounge (5 Feb)

Penguin Random House and The Book Lounge invite you to the launch of Too Black to Wear Whites: The Remarkable Story of Krom Hendriks, a Cricket Hero Who Was Rejected by Cecil John Rhodes’s Empire by Jonty Winch and Richard Parry.

Don’t miss the launch of UCT Under Apartheid by Howard Phillips, part of UCT’s Distinguished Alumni Speaker Series (12 Feb)

Alumni and friends of the University of Cape Town are invited to a campus book launch of UCT Under Apartheid: From Onset to Sit-in, 1948–1968, written by retired UCT academic Howard Phillips.