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Storytime: Launch of Florence and Watson

Saturday, October 31st 2015 at 11:00 AM

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Down in the Basement: Halloween!

Friday, October 30th 2015 at 5:30 PM

LTJoin us down in the basement (from which there may be no escape) as we celebrate Halloween a night early.

We got our hands on a recording of Stephen King reading his short story LT’s Theory of Pets, recorded live at the Royal Festival Hall in London. Come sit with us in the semi-dark, underground and let the master of horror take us on a spine tingling journey. (The performance lasts for an hour and 35 minutes.)

Tickets are R20 per person, payable in cash at the Book Lounge; the proceeds of which will be used to buy books for our library project with St. Mary’s School.

Mail us or call us to book tickets.


Launch of Glowfly Dance by Jade Gibson

Thursday, October 29th 2015 at 5:30 PM

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Launch of Africa’s Land Rush edited by Ruth Hall & Ian Scoones & Dzodzi Tsikata

Wednesday, October 28th 2015 at 5:30 PM

This book is ‘the most historically grounded, lucid and nuanced understanding to date of the complex political economy of the contemporary rush for land in Africa’ according to Professor Adebayo Olukoshi, Director of of the United Nations Institute for's land rush cover

Africa’s Land Rush explores the processes through which land deals are being made; the implications for agrian structure, rural livelihoods and food security; and the historical context for changing land uses. The case studies reveal that these land grabs may resonate with, even resurrect, forms of production associated with the colonial and early independence eras. Based on interviews with the investors, goverment, authorities, workers, outgrowers and smallholder farmers in Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique and the Congo, the book depicts the striking diversity of such deals.


Launch of Blackout the Eskom Crisis by James-Brent Styan

Tuesday, October 27th 2015 at 5:30 PM



Storytime: Anti-princess

Saturday, October 24th 2015 at 11:00 AM


Being a princess is cool. And so is being silly and climbing trees and wearing whatever you want. And it’s extra fun to be and do all of these things.

So whether you’re a Princess or not, come and hear stories about super cool girls, who make friends with dragons, love to skateboard and are tired of cute ponies.

Launch of Murderers, Miscreants & Mutineers by Nigel Penn

Thursday, October 22nd 2015 at 5:30 PM



Launch of Deliberate Concealment by Mtutuzeli Nyoka

Wednesday, October 21st 2015 at 5:30 PM

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Launch of SuzelleDIY the Book with YouTube sensation Suzelle!

Tuesday, October 20th 2015 at 5:30 PM



Storytime: Furry Things

Saturday, October 17th 2015 at 11:00 AM

Furry thingsFurry things are soft and nice to cuddle. Even you are covered in fur! Today we’ll read some stories about creatures that had to survive in the freezing cold and had nice thick fur to keep them warm.