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Brand New Philip Pullman – Pre-order Special!! Plus – see below for a chance to get the His Dark Materials trilogy at a discounted price.

Friday, October 13th 2017 at 4:30 PM

La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust Part One by Philip Pullman

Philip Pullman returns to the world of His Dark Materials with this magnificent first volume of The Book of Dust.

Image result for pullman la belle sauvageEleven-year-old Malcolm Polstead and his dæmon, Asta, live with his parents at the Trout Inn near Oxford. Across the River Thames (which Malcolm navigates often using his beloved canoe, a boat by the name of La Belle Sauvage) is the Godstow Priory where the nuns live. Malcolm learns they have a guest with them; a baby by the name of Lyra Belacqua . . .

We are offering 2 different editions of the book, each at 20% discount:
Trade paperback – Retails at R295, but you pay only R236 if you order and pay before Friday October 13th.
Hardback – Retails at R455, but you pay only R364 if you order and pay before Friday October 13th.

The book will be released worldwide on Thursday 19th October.
To order mail us on, or call on 021 462 2425.

Published by Penguin Random House






Image result for his dark materials everyman's libraryFor the duration of the pre-order special (20th July – 13th October) we are offering the original His Dark Materials trilogy in this beautiful Everyman Library hardback edition at 20% discount.
Normally priced at R295, you will pay only R236
You can reserve your copy by mailing, or calling 021 462 2425

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

Saturday, April 1st 2017 at 10:48 AM

From Bacteria to Bach and Back: The Evolution of Minds by Daniel Dennett
Image result for from bacteria to bach and back‘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 from his earlier work in surprising directions, exploring the deep interactions of evolution, brains and human culture. Part philosophical whodunnit, part bold scientific conjecture, Dennett shows how culture enables reflection by installing a profusion of thinking tools, or memes, in our brains, and how language turbocharges this process. The result: a mind that can comprehend the questions it poses, has emerged from a process of cultural evolution. From Bacteria to Bach and Back is essential for anyone who hopes to understand human creativity in all its applications.

The book retails at R570, but if you order and pay before publication of 1st April 2017, you will get a 20% discount and pay only R456! To order email us on or call 021 462 2425.

Published by Penguin Random House

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

Saturday, April 1st 2017 at 10:46 AM

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 female artists from every corner of the globe, Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls introduces us to one hundred remarkable women and their extraordinary lives, from Ada Lovelace to Malala, Elizabeth I to Serena Williams. Empowering, moving and inspirational, these are true fairy tales for heroines who definitely don’t need rescuing.

The book will retail at R385, but if you order and pay before publication date of 1st April 2017, you will get a 20% discount and pay only R308. To order email us on or call 021 462 2425.

Published by Penguin Random House

Pre-order special – Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen

Monday, June 20th 2016 at 10:47 AM

PRE-ORDER SPECIAL – 20% discount!

Writing about yourself is a funny business…But in a project like this, the writer has made one promise, to show the reader his mind. In these pages, I’ve tried to do this.”     Bruce Springsteen, from the pages of Born to Run

Seven years in the writing, this is Bruce Springsteen’s own account of his journey to stardom – from growing up in Freehold, New Jersey to playing the Super Bowl half time show – is told with all the poetry and vision he brings to his songwriting.

Worldwide publication is 27th September. The book will retail at R370, but if you order an pay before publication you will get a 20% discount and pay only R296!
To order please mail us at

20% off the new Harper Lee!

Tuesday, July 14th 2015 at 4:29 PM

Harper LeeWe are SO excited to be able to announce our brand new Pre-order Special.

As you will know, after a 50 year hiaitus, Harper Lee, author of To Kill a Mockingbird is publishing a new title. Thought lost for many years, it was recently discovered within the manuscript of Mockingbird, and will be released this July.

We are offering a 20% discount to any customer who orders and pays for the title before publication on July 14th. The published price will be R330, but if you pre-order you will pay only R264. To order please mail us on

Go Set a Watchman is set during the mid-1950s and features many of the characters from To Kill a Mockingbird some twenty years later. Scout (Jean Louise Finch) has returned to Maycomb from New York to visit her father Atticus. She is forced to grapple with issues both personal and political as she tries to understand both her father’s attitude toward society, and her own feelings about the place where she was born and spent her childhood. An instant classic.

Pre-order special – 20% off Tony Judt’s ‘When the Facts Change: Essays 1995-2010

Wednesday, April 15th 2015 at 10:18 AM

We are delighted to be offering, as our first pre-order special of 2015, a 20% discount on all advanced orders of When the Facts Change: Essays 1995-2010 by Tony Judt.

The book retails at R525, but if you order and pay before the publication date of 15th April, you will pay only R420. To take advantage of this deal, just mail us on

A great thinker’s final testament: a characteristically wise and forthright collection of essays from the author of Postwar and Thinking the Twentieth Century, spanning a career of extraordinary intellectual engagement. Edited and introduced by Jennifer Homans.

Tony Judt’s first collection of essays, Reappraisals, was centred on twentieth-century Europe in history and memory. Some of Judt’s most prominent and indeed controversial essays felt outside of the scope of Reappraisals, most notably his writings on the state of Israel and its relationship to Palestine. There would be time, it was thought, to fit these essays into a larger frame. Sadly, this would not be the case, at least during the author’s own life.

Now, in When the Facts Change, Tony Judt’s widow and fellow historian, Jennifer Homans, has found the frame, gathering together important essays from the span of Judt’s career that chronicle both the evolution of his thought and the remarkable consistency of his passionate engagement and intellectual élan. Whether the subject is the scholarly poverty of the new social history, the willful blindness of French collective memory about what happened to the country’s Jews during World War II, or the moral challenge to Israel of the so-called Palestinian problem, the majesty of Tony Judt’s work lies in his combination of unsparing honesty, intellectual brilliance, and ethical clarity. When the Facts Change exemplifies the utility, indeed the necessity, of minding our history and not letting cheerful fictions suffice in its place. An emphatic demonstration of the power of a great historian to connect us more deeply to the world as it was, as it is, and as it should be, it is a fitting capstone to an extraordinary body of work.


Simon Schama: Story of the Jews Vol I and II – 20% pre-order discount!

Tuesday, September 30th 2014 at 2:00 PM

We have a NEW DOUBLE Special Offer to announce. We are offering 20% off the forthcoming Simon SchamaStory of the Jews II: When Words Fail (1492-present day), as well as 20% off the paperback of the first volume Story of the Jews I: Finding the Words (1000 BCE-1492).
Story of the Jews II: When Words Fail (1492-present day) will retail at R315, but you can pre-order for just R252

Story of the Jews I: Finding the Words (1000 BCE-1492) will retail at R210, but you can pre-order for just R168


To take advantage of either of these special offers, please mail us on
Offer open till 1st September – see below for further info on the books.

Story of the Jews Volumes I and II by Simon Schama – 20% discount.

Story of the Jews I: Finding the Words (1000 BCE-1492)

It is a story like no other: an epic of endurance against destruction, of creativity in oppression, joy amidst grief, the affirmation of life against the steepest of odds. And a great story unfolds. Not – as often imagined – of a culture apart, but of a Jewish world immersed in and imprinted by the peoples among whom they have dwelled, from the Egyptians to the Greeks, from the Arabs to the Christians. Which makes the story of the Jews everyone’s story, too.

In The Story of the Jews: Finding the Words 1000BCE – 1492CE, Simon Schama has done a splendid job in challenging the stereotypes. Spirited, immensely enjoyable and wide-ranging account. Schama has expressed both the triumphs and the tragedies with irrepressible enthusiasm and his customary eloquence” (David Abulafia Financial Times)

Retails at R210 – available for pre-order at R168

Story of the Jews II: When Words Fail (1492-present day)

The words that failed were words of hope. But they did not fail at all times and everywhere.
These gripping pages teem with words of defiance and optimism, sounds and images of tenacious life and adventurous modernism, music and drama, business and philosophy, poetry and politics. The second part of Simon Schama’s epic Story of the Jews is neither overwhelmed by hopelessness nor shrouded in the smoke of the crematoria. As much as it gives full weight to the magnitude of the disaster that befell the Jews, it is a story of hope vindicated rather than wiped out.
At the heart of the story is the budding belief that peoples of different faiths, customs and cultures can be fellow-citizens of a common country.
And amidst all the brutality, somehow the light of Jewish endurance is never extinguished. The odyssey is unforgettable, the storyteller impassioned, the words unfailing.
Retail at R315, but you can pre-order for just R252


20% off pre-orders of the new Yotam Ottolenghi!

Saturday, September 20th 2014 at 12:32 PM

ottolenghiWe are delighted to be able to offer our customers a 20% discount on the delicious forthcoming Yotam Ottolenghi book – Plenty More – a follow-up to his bestselling title Plenty.

All orders placed and paid for before October 1st 2014 will pay only R456, rather than the retail price of R570.

To order please mail us on, or call on 021 462 2425.


Yotam Ottolenghi completed a Masters degree in philosophy and literature whilst working on the news desk of an Israeli daily, before coming to London in 1997. He started as an assistant pastry chef at the Capital and then worked at Kensington Place, Launceston Place, Maison Blanc and Baker and Spice, before starting his own eponymous group of restaurants/food shops, with branches in Notting Hill, Islington and Belgravia. He opened the restaurant NOPI in Piccadilly in 2011. Yotam is the author of the bestselling Ottolenghi: The Cookbook, Plenty and Jerusalem. He has presented two series of Ottolenghi’s Mediterranean Feast on More 4 and Channel 4. Plenty More is his fourth book.

Published by Penguin Random House.


20% off pre-orders of the new Murakami!

Friday, August 1st 2014 at 3:57 PM

Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage

The new masterpiece – a book that sold more than a million copies the first week it went on sale in Japan – from the internationally-acclaimed author, his first since 1Q84.

We are delighted to be able to offer this as our new pre-order special. The retail price is R370, but if you order and pay before publication in August, you will pay just R296!!

To order please mail on or call us on 021 462 2425.

Published by Random House

Leon: Fast Vegetarian by Jane Baxter and Henry Dimbleby

Tuesday, April 15th 2014 at 9:04 AM

We are absolutely delighted to be able to offer you a pre-publication discount of 20% on the new cookbook from the wonderful team at London’s popular Leon restaurants.

Leon: Fast Vegetarian enables you to make the most of the fresh vegetables available in markets, allotments, veg boxes and supermarkets. The philosophy at the heart of this book is about cooking and eating delicious, healthy fast food made from sustainable ingredients. Eating less – or no – meat has become key to the way many of us cook and this collection of more than 150 really simple, really fast recipes, is a treat for vegivores everywhere. The first part of the book offers Star Turns, those vegetable-based dishes that can stand alone as a whole meal, with ideas for Breakfast & Brunch, Pasta, Grains & Pulses, Pies & Bakes, Rice & Curry and Kids while the second part, Supporting Cast, explores accompaniments and smaller plates with chapters on Grazing Dishes, Sides, and Pickles, Salsas, Chutneys & Dressings.

The book will retail for R385 – but if you order and pay for the book before the publication date of April 15th, you will only pay R308!

To take advantage of this fantastic offer just mail us on