The Book Lounge

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. …

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.)

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.

Join Irna van Zyl for the launch of her heart-stopping new novel Blood Stone at The Book Lounge (18 Mar)

The Book Lounge and Penguin Random House invite you to the launch of Blood Stone by Irna van Zyl.

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 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 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.

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.

Celebrate African literature at the launch of Hotel Africa: New Short Fiction from Africa

The Book Lounge and Short Story Day Africa are pleased to invite you to the launch of Hotel Africa: New Short Fiction from Africa.

Join Short Story Day Africa for the launch of Hotel Africa: New Short Fiction from Africa (4 Dec)

The Book Lounge and Short Story Day Africa are pleased to invite you to the launch of Hotel Africa: New Short Fiction from Africa.

Don’t miss the launch of White Fragility – the international bestseller by Robin DiAngelo – at The Book Lounge (13 Nov)

Penguin Random House, Social Justice Agency and The Book Lounge invite you to the launch of White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo.

Join Henry Trotter for the launch of Cape Town: A Place Between at The Book Lounge (7 Nov)

LAPA Publishers, Catalyst Press and The Book Lounge invite you to the launch of Cape Town: A Place Between by Henry Trotter.

Join Deon Meyer for the launch of his thrilling new Benny Griessel novel The Last Hunt in Cape Town (12 Nov)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and The Book Lounge invite you to the Cape Town launch of The Last Hunt by Deon Meyer.

Don’t miss the launch of Marita van der Vyver’s new novel, Borderline, at The Book Lounge (6 Nov)

Penguin Random House and The Book Lounge invite you to the launch of Borderline, the new novel by Marita van der Vyver.

Join Dave Muller for the launch of Not Child’s Play: Kidnapped. Held Hostage. A True Story at The Book Lounge (30 Oct)

MF Books Joburg and The Book Lounge invite you to the launch of Not Child’s Play: Kidnapped. Held Hostage. A True Story by Dave Muller.

Don’t miss the launch of A House Divided: The Feud That Took Cape Town to the Brink by Crispian Olver at The Book Lounge (17 Oct)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and The Book Lounge invite you to the launch of A House Divided: The Feud That Took Cape Town to the Brink by Crispian Olver.

Don’t miss the launch of The Educated Waiter: Memoir of an African Immigrant by Tafadzwa Z Taruvinga at The Book Lounge (31 Oct)

MFBooks Joburg and The Book Lounge invite you to the launch of the witty and poignant new book The Educated Waiter: Memoir of an African Immigrant by Tafadzwa Z Taruvinga.