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Don’t miss the launch of Spear: Mandela and the Revolutionaries by Paul S Landau at Love Books (26 May)

Jacana Media, in partnership with the University of Johannesburg and Love Books, invite you to the launch of Spear: Mandela and the Revolutionaries by Paul S Landau.

Don’t miss the launch of CA Davids’s new novel How to be a Revolutionary at Love Books (20 May)

Penguin Random House and Love Books invite you to the launch of How to Be a Revolutionary by CA Davids.

Don’t miss the launch of Yewande Omotoso’s new novel An Unusual Grief at Love Books (31 Mar)

Join Jonathan Ball Publishers and Love Books for the launch of An Unusual Grief by Yewande Omotoso!

Don’t miss the launch of Sally Andrew’s new Tannie Maria mystery The Milk Tart Murders at Love Books (30 Mar)

Penguin Random House and Love Books invite you to the in-store launch of The Milk Tart Murders: A Tannie Maria Mystery by Sally Andrew!

Don’t miss the virtual book launch of Charlotte Bauer’s How to Get Over Being Young: A Rough Guide to Midlife (20 Oct)

Penguin Random House, The Reading List and Love Books invite you to the virtual launch of How to Get Over Being Young: A Rough Guide to Midlife by Charlotte Bauer.

Don’t miss the virtual book launch of Rogues’ Gallery by Matthew Blackman and Nick Dall, in conversation with Andrew Feinstein (25 Mar)

Penguin Random House invites you to the online launch of Rogues’ Gallery: An Irreverent History of Corruption in South Africa, from the VOC to the ANC by Matthew Blackman and Nick Dall.

Don’t miss the virtual book launch of Seven Votes: How WWII Changed South Africa Forever by Richard Steyn (3 Nov)

Join Jonathan Ball Publishers, Love Books and The Reading List for the launch of Richard Steyn’s new book Seven Votes: How WWII Changed South Africa Forever.

Don’t miss the virtual book launch of So, For the Record by Anton Harber, in conversation with Jacques Pauw (8 Oct)

Join Jonathan Ball Publishers, Love Books and The Reading List for the launch of Anton Harber’s new book So, for the Record: Behind the Headlines in an Era of State Capture.

POSTPONED Don’t miss the virtual book launch of House of Glass by Hadley Freeman, in conversation with Terry Shakinovsky

Jonathan Ball, Love Books and The Reading List invite you to the launch of House of Glass: The Story and Secrets of a Twentieth-Century Jewish Family by Hadley Freeman.

How the children of Nazi perpetrators come to terms with their parents’ hidden past – don’t miss the launch of The SS Officer’s Armchair (10 Sep)

Penguin Random House and Love Books invite you to the online launch of The SS Officer’s Armchair: In Search of a Hidden Life by Daniel Lee.

Help your local independent bookshop survive and thrive – buy a book, receive a gift from Jacana

Jacana Media has teamed up with South Africa’s independent bookshops – spend R100 and get a free book! (Selected titles only.)

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.

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. …

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 …

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.)

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.

Moenie die bekendstelling van Alleen onder die maan deur Willem Krog in Johannesburg misloop nie! (24 Maart)

Jonathan Ball Uitgewers en Love Books nooi jou graag na die bekendstelling van Willem Krog se jongste roman, Alleen onder die maan.

Calling all book clubs and lovers of South African literature! Make sure you don’t miss out on this event

An evening with authors Yewande Omotoso, Fred Khumalo, Siphiwe Ndlovu, Kurt Ellis, Natalia Molebatse and Sihle Khumalo.

Join Carien du Plessis and Martin Plaut for the launch of Understanding South Africa at Love Books (12 Mar)

Join Jacana Media at Love Books for the launch of Understanding South Africa by Carien du Plessis and Martin Plaut.

Join James Hendry for the launch of his new novel Reggie and Me at Love Books, with Gail Schimmel (4 Mar)

Pan Macmillan and Love Books invite you to the launch of Reggie and Me by James Hendry, author of A Year in the Wild and Back to the Bush.