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July 2016
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Launch of ‘The Way I See It’ by Lerato Tshabalala

Monday, July 25th 2016 at 5:30 PM

the way I see it invite CAPETOWN
Lerato Tshabalala first came to our attention in 2011 with her ‘Urban Miss’ column in the Sunday Times, and since then she has by turns entertained, exasperated, amused and confounded her fans and critics alike.
Now, with her first book, she looks set to become the national institution she deserves to be. With her customary wit and keen insight into social, political and cultural affairs, Lerato shines a bright – and controversial – light on South African society and the quirky ways of the country. She is brutally honest about her experiences as a black South African in post-apartheid Mzansi, and no subject is too sacred for her to explore: annoying car guards, white-dominated corporate South Africa, cultural stereotypes, economic and racial inequality, and gender politics, among many other topics, come under her careful – and often laugh-out-loud – scrutiny.
The Way I See It is written for people who are hungry for a book that is thought-provoking, funny, irreverent and truly South African all at the same time.


Launch of Judge Pat Tebbutt Remembers A Life Spiced with Variety

Tuesday, July 26th 2016 at 5:30 PM

Corrected Tebbutt invitation


Special Event: Discussion on The Quiet Violence of Dreams

Wednesday, July 27th 2016 at 5:30 PM



Launch of Wild as it Gets by Don Pinnock

Thursday, July 28th 2016 at 5:30 PM

Don Pinnock

What’s your cat up to when you’re not around? Do dragons exist? Are clouds alive? Why did three men risk their lives for a single penguin egg?

These are just a few of the questions and stories puzzled over by award-winning travel writer and naturalist Don Pinnock. Assembled from years of wandering around Africa, this is a funny, entertaining and thought-provoking book.

‘This book will convince you that if we remove the wild places from our hearts, we will wilt and die’ Kingsley Holgate

‘makes science read like a thriller’ Justin Fox

‘instantly engrossing’ Mike Nicol


Storytime: Launch of The Lemon Tree

Saturday, July 30th 2016 at 11:00 AM

The Lemon Tree at The Book Lounge - Invitation


Harry Potter & the Cursed Child: Release Party

Sunday, July 31st 2016 at 10:00 AM

rsz_final_coverBased on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. The play will receive its world premiere in London’s West End on 30th July 2016.

It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband, and father of three school-age children.

While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places

 Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts 1 & 2 will be available for R375. Join us from 10-12 on the 31st of July and purchase your copy at the special discounted price of R300.
Dress up, come and eat some treats and maybe even win some prizes for budding wizards, young and old!


Launch of A Time of Torment by John Connolly

Thursday, August 4th 2016 at 5:30 PM

A Time of Torment

Jerome Burnel was once a hero. He intervened to prevent multiple killings and in doing so damned himself. His life was torn apart. He was imprisoned, brutalized.

But in his final days, with the hunters circling, he tells his story to private detective Charlie Parker. He speaks of the girl who was marked for death but was saved, of the ones who tormented him, and an entity that hides in a ruined stockade.

Parker is not like other men. He died, and was reborn. He is ready to wage war. Now he will descend upon a strange, isolated community called the Cut, and face down a force of men who rule by terror, intimidation, and murder.

All in the name of the being they serve.

All in the name of the Dead King.


Down in the Basement: Phases performed by Joshua K Grierson

Friday, August 5th 2016 at 5:30 PM



Launch of ‘Good Cop Bad Cop’ by Andrew Brown

Thursday, August 11th 2016 at 5:30 PM

good cop bad cop invite


Launch of Trapped by Sam Scarborough

Tuesday, August 16th 2016 at 5:30 PM


She was confident, beautiful and financially secure. When she arrived in London with her daughter the future looked bright and she was hoping for a lasting, mature relationship. But within days, things started to go wrong. Was he manipulating her? Maybe it was all in her head? She started a diary, evidence to reassure herself that she wasn’t going mad. This is the true story of a strong, independent woman’s descent into abuse, and how she eventually escaped.


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