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Welcome

The Book Lounge is an independent bookshop in the Eastern Precinct of Cape Town City Centre. We opened in December 2007 and have had the most wonderful response. Talk to our experienced and passionate staff about the book you are looking for or feel free to grill us on what we’ve been reading recently. We pride ourselves on the many interesting book related events that we host – check out our events page for details of what’s coming up. Or just come and enjoy a delicious cup of coffee while relaxing in the Lounge area and perusing our eclectic selection of books. Bring your children to the best kids section in town and if you know of a 3 to 8 year old who likes a good story, every Saturday morning at 11.00 is story time at the Book Lounge. We have a wide and unusual range of books, and if you’re looking for something we don’t have in the shop, we will do our utmost to get it for you. Enjoy the site and please drop us a mail if you have questions, queries about books or comments to share.

 

The Open Book School Library Project

The Open Book School Library Project is one that is close to our collective hearts. We are delighted to announce that we will be working with St Mary’s Primary in 2015 and look forward to getting to know the teachers and learners. We have made some changes to the project which we think are going to grow the positive impact we are able to have on learners. Instead of a library – which has to be staffed and is not always easily accessible – we will be putting ‘Open Boxes’ into their Grade R through to Grade 2 classes. The boxes will include a great selection of books, games, DVDS and other resources of value to the teachers. As always, we will run exciting book related events at the school, in particular for those grades we are working with most closely.

Please consider contributing to this very worthy cause – any amount from R100 to R10,000 would be an enormous help! For more details please mail us on booklounge@gmail.com.

Latest Blog Posts

Pre-order special – ‘From Bacteria to Bach & Back’ by Daniel C. Dennett

From Bacteria to Bach and Back: The Evolution of Minds by Daniel Dennett ‘One of the world’s most original and provocative thinkers’ Daily Telegraph What is human consciousness and how is it possible? These questions fascinate thinking people from poets and painters to physicists, psychologists, and philosophers. This is Daniel C. Dennett’s brilliant answer, extending perspectives […]

Pre-order special – ‘Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls’

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo What if the princess didn’t marry Prince Charming but instead went on to be an astronaut? What if the jealous step sisters were supportive and kind? And what if the queen was the one really in charge of the kingdom? Illustrated by sixty […]

February 2017

Fiction Idaho by Emily Ruskovich One hot August day a family drives to a mountain clearing to collect birch wood. Jenny, the mother, is in charge of lopping any small limbs off the logs with a hatchet. Wade, the father, does the stacking. The two daughters, June and May, aged nine and six, drink lemonade, […]

Forthcoming Events

Launch of Spy: Uncovering Craig Williamson by Jonathan Ancer

Wednesday, 29 March 2017 at 5:30 PM

Launch of Dancing the Death Drill by Fred Khumalo

Thursday, 30 March 2017 at 5:30 PM

1001 South African Stories

Friday, 31 March 2017 at 5:30 PM

Events Calendar

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