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November 2019

Saturday, November 16th 2019
Special Reading of ‘Florence and Watson Present The Great Pangolin Mystery’

Thursday, November 14th 2019
Launch of Catching Tadpoles by Ronnie Kasrils

Wednesday, November 13th 2019
Launch of White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo

Tuesday, November 12th 2019
Launch of The Last Hunt by Deon Meyer

Monday, November 11th 2019
Launch of African Language Classics in English

Thursday, November 7th 2019
Launch of Cape Town: A Place Between by Henry Trotter

Wednesday, November 6th 2019
Launch of Borderline by Martia van der Vyver

Tuesday, November 5th 2019
Launch of Paper Tiger by Alide Dasnois and Chris Whitfield

Saturday, November 2nd 2019
Birthday Celebration of The Blacksmith and the Dragonfly!

October 2019

Thursday, October 31st 2019
Launch of The Educated Waiter by Tafadwa Taruvinga

Wednesday, October 30th 2019
Launch of Not Child’s Play by Dave Muller

Saturday, October 26th 2019
Launch of A Viking Legend by Aoife Lennon-Ritchie, combined with a writing workshop for children.

Friday, October 25th 2019
1001 SA Stories: Rugby

Tuesday, October 22nd 2019
Launch of Okay Okay Okay by Finuala Dowling

Sunday, October 20th 2019
Launch of Impossible Return by Siona O’Connell

Thursday, October 17th 2019
Launch of A House Divided by Crispian Olver

Wednesday, October 16th 2019
Launch of A Sin of Omission by Marguerite Poland

Saturday, October 12th 2019
Storytime and Launch: It’s Jamela! by Niki Daly

Tuesday, October 8th 2019
Launch of Breaking Milk by Dawn Garisch

Thursday, October 3rd 2019
Launch of Our Words Our Worlds by Makhosazana Xaba

Wednesday, October 2nd 2019
Launch of The World Looks Like This From Here by Kopano Ratele

Tuesday, October 1st 2019
Launch of Wanted Dead and Alive by Gregory Mthembu-Salter

September 2019

Thursday, September 26th 2019
Launch of Voices from the Underground edited by Shirley Gunn and Shanil Haricharan

Wednesday, September 25th 2019
Launch of Everything is a Deathly Flower by Maneo Mohale

Friday, September 20th 2019
Launch of They Called Me Queer compiled by Kim Windvogel and Kelly-Eve Koopman

Thursday, September 19th 2019
Launch of Betrayal by Jonathan Ancer

Wednesday, September 18th 2019
Launch of Yellow and Confused by Ming-Cheau Lin

Tuesday, September 17th 2019
Bekendstelling van Hond se Gedagte deur Kerneels Breytenbach

August 2019

Wednesday, August 21st 2019
Launch of So You Want to Build a Startup? by Matthew Buckland

Saturday, August 17th 2019
Storytime and Launch of Liefie by Jessica Bosworth Smith

Wednesday, August 7th 2019
Launch of Because I Couldn’t Kill You by Kelly-Eve Koopman

Tuesday, August 6th 2019
Bekendstelling van In My Vel deur Azille Coetzee

Monday, August 5th 2019
Bekendstelling van Die Boek Van Gelukkige Eindes deur Debbie Loots

Thursday, August 1st 2019
Launch of Breastfeeding 101 by Leah Hawker

July 2019

Wednesday, July 31st 2019
Launch of Every Word You Cannot Say by Iain Thomas

Tuesday, July 30th 2019
Launch of Saving my Sons by Ilana Gerschlowitz

Friday, July 26th 2019
1001 SA Stories: Coffee and Cakes

Thursday, July 25th 2019
Launch of As if Born to You by Susan Newham-Blake

Tuesday, July 23rd 2019
Launch of Between Dreams and Realities by Marilyn Martin

Thursday, July 18th 2019
Launch of All The Places by Musawenkosi Khanyile

Tuesday, July 16th 2019
Launch of Shadow Flicker by Melissa Volker

Saturday, July 13th 2019
Launch of The Cape Radical by Crain Soudien

Thursday, July 11th 2019
Launch of The Enforcers by Caryn Dolley

Thursday, July 4th 2019
Launch of Albert Luthuli by Robert Trent Vinson

Wednesday, July 3rd 2019
Launch of A Captain’s Journey by Neil Tovey

Tuesday, July 2nd 2019
Launch of Living Coloured by Yusuf Daniels

Monday, July 1st 2019
Going for a Song: An Art Auction

June 2019

Wednesday, June 26th 2019
Launch of Asleep Awake Asleep by Jo-Ann Bekker

Tuesday, June 25th 2019
Launch of Holding the Fort by Toni Strasburg

Friday, June 21st 2019
An Evening of Music with Luh’ra and Jitsvinger

Saturday, June 15th 2019
Teen Pride

Friday, June 14th 2019
Launch of A Book of Bones by John Connolly

Thursday, June 13th 2019
Launch of Jump by Lenerd Louw

Wednesday, June 12th 2019
Launch of Verwoerd by Wilhelm Verwoerd

Tuesday, June 11th 2019
Launch of Talk of the Town by Fred Khumalo

Friday, June 7th 2019
Rioters in Session Bids Farewell to Ashley Makue

Thursday, June 6th 2019
Bekendstelling van Jan, Piet, Koos en Jakob deur Loftus Marais

Wednesday, June 5th 2019
Launch of Experiments with Truth by Hedley Twidle

Tuesday, June 4th 2019
Launch of Triangulum by Masande Ntshanga

Saturday, June 1st 2019
Launch of Boipelo’s Family Tree by Mantedieng Mantis Mamabolo

May 2019

Friday, May 31st 2019
1001 SA Stories: Music

Thursday, May 30th 2019
Launch of Soft Magic by Upile Chisala

Wednesday, May 29th 2019
Launch of The Book of Malachi by Tracey Farren

Tuesday, May 28th 2019
Launch of Vagabond by Lerato Mogoatlhe

Thursday, May 23rd 2019
Launch of Breaking a Rainbow Building a Nation by Rekgotsofetse Chikane

Wednesday, May 22nd 2019
Launch of Like Family by Ena Jansen

Tuesday, May 21st 2019
Launch of The Man Who Killed Apartheid by Harris Dousemetzis

Saturday, May 18th 2019
Story Time and Launch of The Boy and the Tree by Marleen Lammers

Friday, May 17th 2019
Intimate Poetry with Koleka Putuma

Thursday, May 16th 2019
Launch of Christo Wiese: Risk & Riches by TJ Strydom

Wednesday, May 15th 2019
Launch of Lawfare by Michelle le Roux and Dennis Davis

Tuesday, May 14th 2019
Launch of Gau-Trained by Flow Wellington

Thursday, May 9th 2019
Discussion with Press Ombudsman Pippa Green.

Friday, May 3rd 2019
1001 SA Stories: Good Words

April 2019

Thursday, April 25th 2019
Launch of Lucky Packet by Trevor Sacks

Wednesday, April 24th 2019
Launch of North of Dawn by Nuruddin Farah

Tuesday, April 23rd 2019
Launch of The Woman of the Stone Sea by Meg Vandermerwe

Wednesday, April 17th 2019
Launch of Rebels and Rage by Adam Habid

Tuesday, April 16th 2019
Launch of Wilder Lives by Duncan Brown

Saturday, April 13th 2019
Story time: Tiger Walk by Dianne Hofmeyr

Thursday, April 11th 2019
Launch of Yellowbone by Ekow Duker

Wednesday, April 10th 2019
Launch of Whatever by Saskia Bailey

Tuesday, April 9th 2019
Bekendstelling van Boodskapper van die Gode deur Murray la Vita

Thursday, April 4th 2019
Launch of The Messiah’s Dream Machine by Jennifer Friedman

Wednesday, April 3rd 2019
Bekendstelling van Op Weg na Kû deur Breyten Breytenbach

Tuesday, April 2nd 2019
Launch of Zikr by Saaleha Idrees Bamjee

March 2019

Friday, March 29th 2019
1001 SA Stories: Addiction

Thursday, March 28th 2019
Launch of The Blackridge House by Julia Martin

Wednesday, March 27th 2019
Launch of Sex, Pot &Politics by Lucie Pagé

Tuesday, March 26th 2019
Launch of The Worm Turns by Marion Baxter

Wednesday, March 20th 2019
Launch of OK, Mr Field by Katharine Kilalea

Tuesday, March 19th 2019
Launch of Hero Within & Other Writing compiled by FunDza

Thursday, March 14th 2019
Launch of Plate / Bord by Marlene van der Westhuizen

Wednesday, March 13th 2019
Launch of The Last Elephants by Don Pinnock and Colin Bell

Tuesday, March 12th 2019
Launch of Power in Action by Steven Friedman

Thursday, March 7th 2019
Launch of The Zulus of New York by Zakes Mda

Wednesday, March 6th 2019
Launch of Sex, Lies & Stellenbosch by Eva Mazza

Tuesday, March 5th 2019
Launch of Between Rock and a Hard Place by Carsten Rasch

February 2019

Thursday, February 28th 2019
Launch of Zonnebloem College by Janet Hodgson and Theresa Edlmann

Wednesday, February 27th 2019
Launch of Ex Animo by Faith XLVII

Wednesday, February 27th 2019
Launch of Meals / Maaltye by Christine Capendale

Tuesday, February 26th 2019
Bekendstelling van Ek Wens Ek Wens deur Zirk van den Berg

Thursday, February 21st 2019
Launch of North by Frank Owen

Wednesday, February 20th 2019
Launch of Africa’s Cause Must Triumph by Robert Edgar and Luyanda ka Msumza

Saturday, February 16th 2019
Storytime: Goggy Bakes Banana Bread by John Macfarlane

Wednesday, February 13th 2019
Launch of Class Action by Charles Abrahams

Tuesday, February 12th 2019
Launch of The Distance by Ivan Vladislavić

January 2019

Saturday, January 26th 2019
Storytime and Launch: A Kwasuka Sukela Story – The Blacksmith and the Dragonfly

Friday, January 25th 2019
Rioters in Session

Thursday, January 24th 2019
Launch of Rainbow Nation My Zulu Arse by Sihle Khumalo

Thursday, January 10th 2019
Launch of Vintage Love by Jolyon Nuttall

December 2018

Saturday, December 8th 2018
Teen Pride

Saturday, December 8th 2018
Storytime and launch: Florence and Watson Present The Great Pangolin Mystery

Wednesday, December 5th 2018
Launch of Ons Klyntji

Tuesday, December 4th 2018
Launch of Mothers by Jacqueline Rose

Saturday, December 1st 2018
Book Lounge Birthday and Storytime!

November 2018

Friday, November 30th 2018
Book Lounge 11th Birthday Bash

Thursday, November 29th 2018
Launch of Howard Timmins and His Protégés by David Hilton-Barber

Wednesday, November 28th 2018
Launch of In a Free State by Peter Anderson

Monday, November 26th 2018
Launch of Southern African Muckraking edited by Anton Harber

Friday, November 23rd 2018
1001 SA Stories: Poetry

Thursday, November 22nd 2018
Launch of Everyone is Present by Terry Kurgan

Thursday, November 22nd 2018
Launch of The Lazy Makoti by Mogau Seshoene

Wednesday, November 21st 2018
Launch of Tomatoes and Taxi Ranks by Leonie Joubert

Tuesday, November 20th 2018
Launch of Set a Table by Karen Dudley

Tuesday, November 20th 2018
Launch of Chocolate by Katelyn Williams

Thursday, November 15th 2018
Launch of And Then Mama Said by Tumi Morake

Wednesday, November 14th 2018
Launch of I Beg to Differ by Peter Storey

Tuesday, November 13th 2018
Launch of The Echo of a Noise by Pieter Dirk Uys

Friday, November 9th 2018
Rioters in Session

Thursday, November 8th 2018
Launch of Somewhere in Between by Niki Malherbe

Wednesday, November 7th 2018
Launch of Publish Like a Pro by Vanessa Wilson

Tuesday, November 6th 2018
Launch of Confronting Apartheid by John Dugard

Friday, November 2nd 2018
Farewell to Jolyn Phillips

Thursday, November 1st 2018
Launch of Theo & Flora by Mark Winkler

October 2018

Wednesday, October 31st 2018
TEDxCapeTownWomenStorytelling Evening: Your Stories. Our Inspiration.

Tuesday, October 30th 2018
Bekendstelling van Kinnes duer Chase Rhys

Saturday, October 27th 2018
Storytime and Launch: The Brave Turtle by B.D. Harris and Megan Bird

Thursday, October 25th 2018
Launch of Born to Kwaito by Esinako Ndabeni and Sihle Mthembu

Wednesday, October 24th 2018
Launch of Nasty Women Talk Back

Tuesday, October 23rd 2018
Launch of To Survive and Succeed by Khusta Jack

Saturday, October 20th 2018
Storytime and Launch: The Chalk Giraffe by Kirsty Paxton and Megan Lötter

Thursday, October 18th 2018
Launch of The White Room by Craig Higginson

Wednesday, October 17th 2018
Launch of Plus One by Vanessa Raphaely

Tuesday, October 16th 2018
Launch of There Goes English Teacher by Karin Cronje

Saturday, October 13th 2018
Teen Pride

Friday, October 12th 2018
1001 SA Stories AfroFest & Makukhanye Art

Thursday, October 11th 2018
Launch of A Person my Colour by Martina Dahlmanns

Wednesday, October 10th 2018
Launch of A Passion for Opera by Angelo Gobbato

Tuesday, October 9th 2018
Launch of Poacher by Kimon de Greeff and Shuhood Abader

Thursday, October 4th 2018
Launch of Intruders by Mohale Mashigo

Wednesday, October 3rd 2018
Launch of The Enumerations by Maire Fisher

Tuesday, October 2nd 2018
Launch of Being Lily by Qarnita Loxton

Monday, October 1st 2018
Launch of The History of Intimacy by Gabeba Baderoon

September 2018

Thursday, September 27th 2018
Launch of Illuminating Lives by Vivian Bickford-Smith & Bill Nasson

Wednesday, September 26th 2018
Launch of Self-Helpless by Rebecca Davis

Tuesday, September 25th 2018
Bekendstelling van Die Tragiese Saak Van Pamina Vermaak deur Annie Klopper

Saturday, September 22nd 2018
Storytime and Launch: Rocking Rosetta by Emmaline Tomalin

August 2018

Saturday, August 25th 2018
Storytime and Launch: Sock Rat by Janina Pechova

Wednesday, August 22nd 2018
Bekendstelling van Asof Geen Berge Ooit Hier Gewoon Het Nie deur Pieter Odendaal

Saturday, August 18th 2018
Storytime and Launch: A Passionate Vision, the Story of Irma Stern by Katherine Graham

Friday, August 17th 2018
Launch of These Bones Will Rise Again by Panashe Chigumadzi

Thursday, August 16th 2018
Launch of Turning and Turning by Judith February

Wednesday, August 15th 2018
The launch of Called to Song by Kharnita Mohamed

Tuesday, August 14th 2018
The launch of Markets on the Margins by Kate Philip

Saturday, August 11th 2018
Storytime: Once Upon a Rhinoceros with Avril van der Merve

Tuesday, August 7th 2018
The launch of We Don’t Talk About It Ever by Desiree-Anne Martin

Saturday, August 4th 2018
Storytime and Launch: What on Earth Am I? by Lara Salomon

Thursday, August 2nd 2018
The launch of Shame on You by Amy Heydenrych

Wednesday, August 1st 2018
The launch of Becoming Him by Landa Mabenge

July 2018

Tuesday, July 31st 2018
The launch of Steinhoff: Inside SA’s Biggest Corporate Crash by James-Brent Styan

Friday, July 27th 2018
1001 SA Stories: Ubuntu

Thursday, July 26th 2018
The launch of Steal a Few Cents by Rupert Smith

Wednesday, July 25th 2018
The launch of Grandad Mandela by Zazi, Ziwelene and Zindzi Mandela

Thursday, July 19th 2018
The launch of Botsotso vol 18, vol 19 and Collected Plays

Wednesday, July 18th 2018
The launch of Melusi’s Everyday Zulu by Melusi Tshabalala

Tuesday, July 17th 2018
The launch of Stopping the Spies by Jane Duncan

Saturday, July 14th 2018
Teen Pride

Wednesday, July 11th 2018
The launch of A Spy in Time by Imraan Coovadia

Thursday, July 5th 2018
The launch of ID: New Short Fiction from Africa

Tuesday, July 3rd 2018
The launch of Saffron edited by Zaheera Jina

June 2018

Friday, June 29th 2018
1001 SA Stories: Identity & Positive Female Role Models

Saturday, June 23rd 2018
Storytime launch of The Amazing Coelacanth by Mike Bruton

Thursday, June 21st 2018
Launch of Homeland by Karin Brynard

Wednesday, June 20th 2018
The Launch of The Broken River Tent by Mphuthumi Ntabeni

Tuesday, June 19th 2018
The launch of Mapping my Way Home by Stephanie Urdang

Thursday, June 14th 2018
The Launch of An Image in a Mirror by Ijangolet Ogwang

Wednesday, June 13th 2018
Launch of At the Foot of the Volcano edited by Susan Levine

Tuesday, June 12th 2018
Launch of the Life Righting Collective Anthology: This is How it is

Monday, June 11th 2018
The Launch of Heist by Anneliese Burgess

Saturday, June 9th 2018
Storytime and Launch: The Straw Giant & The Crow

Friday, June 8th 2018
Launch of Just Add Rice by Ming-Cheau Lin

Thursday, June 7th 2018
Launch of Born in Chains by Clinton Chauke

Wednesday, June 6th 2018
Launch of Space Inhabited by Echoes

Tuesday, June 5th 2018
Launch of The Three Wells of Screenwriting by Matthew Kalil

May 2018

Thursday, May 31st 2018
Bekendstelling van Jeremy Vannie Elsies deur Jeremy Vearey

Wednesday, May 30th 2018
Launch of An Incomplete Transition, a World Bank Report

Tuesday, May 29th 2018
Launch of Season of Glass by Rahla Xenopoulos

Saturday, May 26th 2018
Storytime and Launch: Ricky of the River Pride

Friday, May 25th 2018
1001 SA Stories: Shine Literacy Programme

Thursday, May 24th 2018
Launch of Who Will Rule in 2019 by Jan-Jan Joubert

Wednesday, May 23rd 2018
Rioters in Session!

Tuesday, May 22nd 2018
Launch of Patagonia by Maya Fowler

Monday, May 21st 2018
An Evening with Sisonke Msimang

Thursday, May 17th 2018
Launch of The Land is Ours by Tembeka Ngcukaitobi

Tuesday, May 15th 2018
Launch of Our Stories by Mamelani Projects

Monday, May 14th 2018
Launch of Milk Fever by Megan Ross

Thursday, May 10th 2018
Launch of Remnants, Restante, Reste by Annette Snyckers

Wednesday, May 9th 2018
Launch of Kariba by Daniel Clarke, James Clarke and Daniel Snaddon

Tuesday, May 8th 2018
Zine Party

Friday, May 4th 2018
Launch of Hardly Working: a Travel Memoir of Sorts by Zukiswa Wanner

Thursday, May 3rd 2018
Launch of Media, Geopolitics & Power by Herman Wasserman

Thursday, May 3rd 2018
Launch of My Father Died For This by Abigail and Lukhanyo Calata

Wednesday, May 2nd 2018
Launch of a Darker Shade of Pale by Beryl Segers

April 2018

Wednesday, April 25th 2018
The Launch of Coalition Country by Leon Schreiber

Tuesday, April 24th 2018
Launch of Shapes Shades & Faces by Moferefere Lekorotsoana

Friday, April 20th 2018
1001 SA Stories – Water Crisis Management

Tuesday, April 17th 2018
Launch of Winging It by Jonathan Kaplan and Joanne Jowell

Thursday, April 12th 2018
Launch of In the World by Ashraf Jamal

Thursday, April 12th 2018
Launch of Soweto Under the Apricot Tree by Niq Mhlongo

Wednesday, April 11th 2018
Bekendstelling van Se my, Is julle twee Susters? deur Hester van der Walt

Tuesday, April 10th 2018
Launch of The Wren Hunt by Mary Watson

Monday, April 9th 2018
Launch of Sorry not Sorry by Haji Mohamed Dawjee

Thursday, April 5th 2018
Launch of The Fatuous State of Severity by Phumlani Pikoli

March 2018

Wednesday, March 28th 2018
Launch of Secret Keeper by Kerry Hammerton

Saturday, March 24th 2018
Teen Pride

Saturday, March 24th 2018
Storytime and Launch: Nyambura Waits for the Bus

Friday, March 23rd 2018
1001 SA Stories: Excellence in Education

Tuesday, March 20th 2018
One Year Anniversary of Collective Amnesia

Friday, March 16th 2018
Launch of Unfinished Business by Mark Swift

Thursday, March 15th 2018
Launch of Death Cup by Irna Van Zyl

Wednesday, March 14th 2018
Launch of Under Glass by Claire Robertson

Tuesday, March 13th 2018
Launch of ‘Feminism Is: South Africans Speak Their Truth’ edited by Jen Thorpe.

Wednesday, March 7th 2018
Launch of Breaking News by Jeremy Thompson

Tuesday, March 6th 2018
Launch of ’65 Years of Friendship’ by George Bizos

Thursday, March 1st 2018
Launch of ‘The Knock on the Door’ by Terry Shakinovsky and Sharon Cort

February 2018

Wednesday, February 28th 2018
Launch of ‘Brutal Legacy’ by Tracy Going

Tuesday, February 27th 2018
Bekendstelling van ‘Gesant van die Mispels’ en ‘In die Stille Agterkamer’ deur Marlene van Niekerk

Saturday, February 24th 2018
Storytime and Launch: Bumble Books

Friday, February 23rd 2018
1001 South African Stories: On Open Moving Spaces

Wednesday, February 21st 2018
Launch of ‘Mine’ by Sally Partridge

Wednesday, February 14th 2018
Launch of Building a Capable State

Tuesday, February 13th 2018
Launch of ‘Odyssey of an African Opera Singer’ by Musa Ngqungwana

Monday, February 12th 2018
Launch of In My Shoes: 40 original stories from refugees

Saturday, February 3rd 2018
Storytime and Launch: Balthazar the Great

January 2018

Wednesday, January 31st 2018
Launch of Navigate by Karin Schimke

Friday, January 26th 2018
Launch of Selfies, Sexts and Smartphones by Emma Sadleir & Lizzie Harrison

Thursday, January 25th 2018
Rioters in Session at The Book Lounge

Wednesday, January 24th 2018
Launch of ‘The Love Sheet’ by Barbara Fairhead & Jacques Coetzee

December 2017

Friday, December 15th 2017
1001 SA Stories: Reclamation – Khoesan languages space home art life

Saturday, December 9th 2017
Storytime and Launch: The Complete Guide to Being a Monster

Thursday, December 7th 2017
Launch of the latest Ons Klyntji Zine

Wednesday, December 6th 2017
Launch of Featherings by Vernon RL Head

Tuesday, December 5th 2017
Launch of Heartbreaker: Christiaan Barnard & the First Heart Transplant by James-Brent Styan

Saturday, December 2nd 2017
Zapiro Signing

Friday, December 1st 2017
The Book Lounge is Turning 10 Years Old!

November 2017

Wednesday, November 29th 2017
Launch of Ramaphosa: The Man Who Would Be King by Ray Hartley

Tuesday, November 28th 2017
Launch of The Owl House by Anne Graaff

Monday, November 27th 2017
Launch of Bantu Holomisa: The Game Changer by Eric Naki

Friday, November 24th 2017
1001 South African Stories

Thursday, November 23rd 2017
Launch of Enemy of the People by Adriaan Basson & Pieter Du Toit

Tuesday, November 21st 2017
Launch of ‘A Casualty of Power’ by Mukuka Chipanta

Monday, November 20th 2017
Launch of Race Otherwise by Zimitri Erasmus

Saturday, November 18th 2017
Storytime and Launch: Tullula

Thursday, November 16th 2017
Launch of Faith & Courage by Thabo Makgoba at St George’s Cathedral

Thursday, November 16th 2017
Launch of Undercity – The Other Cape Town by David Lurie

Wednesday, November 15th 2017
AT FULL CAPACITY: Launch of The President’s Keepers by Jacques Pauw

Tuesday, November 14th 2017
Launch of The Camp Whore by Francois Smith

Monday, November 13th 2017
Launch of A Simple Man by Ronnie Kasrils

Thursday, November 9th 2017
Launch of The First Law of Sadness by Nick Mulgrew

Wednesday, November 8th 2017
Launch of New Times by Rehana Rossouw

Tuesday, November 7th 2017
Bekendstelling van Mentje deur Irma Joubert

Monday, November 6th 2017
Launch of Sitting Pretty by Christi van der Westhuizen

Friday, November 3rd 2017
Jonathan Franzen talks about his work! Venue: Good Hope Seminary Primary School

October 2017

Tuesday, October 31st 2017
Launch of The Blessed Girl by Angela Makholwa

Friday, October 27th 2017
Launch of ‘How to Steal a City’ by Crispian Olver

Wednesday, October 25th 2017
Launch of Wolf Trap by Consuelo Roland

Tuesday, October 24th 2017
Launch of A Hat, a kayak & dreams of Dar by Terry Bell

Friday, October 20th 2017
1001 SA Stories

Wednesday, October 18th 2017
Launch of Changing The Lines by Gary Hirson

Tuesday, October 17th 2017
Launch of Always Another Country by Sisonke Msimang

Saturday, October 14th 2017
Teen Pride @ the Book Lounge

Friday, October 13th 2017
Launch of Churchill & Smuts The Friendship by Richard Steyn

Thursday, October 12th 2017
Launch of On the Brink by Claire Bisseker

Wednesday, October 11th 2017
Launch of Nukes? No Thanks! Five Arguments Against Nuclear Power in SA by Mike Kantey

Tuesday, October 10th 2017
Launch of Cancer: A Love Story by Lauren Segal

Friday, October 6th 2017
Launch of Sunset Claws by Brent Meersman

Thursday, October 5th 2017
Launch of Loose Sketchings by Maxwell Solomon

Wednesday, October 4th 2017
Launch of the latest Harmony High: Playing with Fire by Sello Mahapeletsa

Tuesday, October 3rd 2017
Launch of Bare Ground by Peter Harris

Monday, October 2nd 2017
Launch of Khwezi by Redi Tlhabi

September 2017

Friday, September 29th 2017
1001 SA Stories

Thursday, September 28th 2017
Launch of The Odyssey of Homer – A Southern African Translation by Richard Whitaker

Wednesday, September 27th 2017
Launch of The Lion & the Thespian by David Bloomberg

Tuesday, September 26th 2017
Launch of Dikeledi by Achmat Dangor

Saturday, September 23rd 2017
Teen Pride @ The Book Lounge

Saturday, September 23rd 2017
Storytime and Launch: Nicko – The Tale of a Vervet Monkey on an African Farm

Tuesday, September 19th 2017
Launch of The Cowboy Capitalist by Charles van Onselen

August 2017

Saturday, August 19th 2017
Storytime and Launch: Woolf by Alex and Patrick Latimer

Thursday, August 17th 2017
Bekendstelling van Groen Soos Die Hemel Daarbo deur Eben Venter

Thursday, August 17th 2017
Launch of ‘A to Z of Amazing Women’ by Ambre Nicolson and Jaxon Hsu at the Irma Stern Museum

Wednesday, August 16th 2017
Launch of Killing Karoline by Sara-Jayne King

Tuesday, August 15th 2017
Launch of The Twinkling of an Eye

Monday, August 14th 2017
Launch of Liminal by Douglas Reid Skinner & The Craft by Michael Cope

Friday, August 11th 2017
1001 South African Stories

Thursday, August 10th 2017
Launch of No Holy Cows by Vytjie Mentor

Tuesday, August 8th 2017
Down in the Basement: Stand-Up Comedy for St. Mary’s Primary

Monday, August 7th 2017
Boekbekendstelling van ‘Krap Uit die See’ deur Fourie Botha

Saturday, August 5th 2017
Storytime and Launch: Granny’s Butterflies

Friday, August 4th 2017
Launch of The Book Club Cookbook Eat Your Words by Louise Gelderblom

Thursday, August 3rd 2017
Launch of ‘Softness of the Lime’ by Maxine Case

Wednesday, August 2nd 2017
Launch of ‘The Fifth Mrs Brink’ by Karina Szczurek

Tuesday, August 1st 2017
Launch of ‘Curry’ by Ishay Govender-Ypma

July 2017

Thursday, July 27th 2017
Boekbekendstelling van Narsiste, Psigopate, Stalkers en Sadiste deur Andre le Roux

Saturday, July 22nd 2017
Storytime and Launch: Bumble Books Morning

Friday, July 21st 2017
1001 SA Stories featuring speakers from Coloured Mentality: Kelly-Eve Koopman and Sarah Summers

Thursday, July 20th 2017
Launch of Critique of Black Reason by Achille Mbembe

Wednesday, July 19th 2017
Boekbekendstelling van Radbraak deur Jolyn Phillips

Tuesday, July 18th 2017
Launch of Firepool by Hedley Twidle

Thursday, July 13th 2017
Launch of Dead Zone by Philip Lymbery

Wednesday, July 12th 2017
Launch of As By Fire by Professor Jonathan Jansen

Tuesday, July 11th 2017
Launch of If I Stay Right Here by Chwayita Ngamlana

Saturday, July 8th 2017
Storytime and Launch: The Choo Choo Park

Thursday, July 6th 2017
Launch of A History of the Iziko SA National Gallery

Tuesday, July 4th 2017
Launch of The Third Reel by SJ Naude

June 2017

Thursday, June 29th 2017
Launch of ‘Queer Africa 2: New Stories’ edited by Makhosazana Xaba & Karen Martin

Wednesday, June 28th 2017
Launch of Untitled edited by Donna Hornby, Rosalie Kingwill, Lauren Royston & Ben Cousins

Tuesday, June 27th 2017
Book Launch of ‘Fever’ by Deon Meyer

Monday, June 26th 2017
Boekbekendtselling van Per Ongeluk deur Lloyd Zandberg

Saturday, June 24th 2017
Storytime and Launch: The Little Optimist

Friday, June 23rd 2017
1001 South African Stories

Thursday, June 22nd 2017
Launch of Tim Noakes: The Quiet Maverick by Daryl Ilbury

Wednesday, June 21st 2017
Launch of Before Forever After by Helena Dolny

Wednesday, June 14th 2017
Launch of Wellbeing Economy by Lorenzo Fioramonti

Tuesday, June 13th 2017
Launch of The Swimming Lesson & Other Stories by Kobus Moolman

Thursday, June 8th 2017
Boekbekendstelling van Ons Camino deur Pienkes du Plessis

Wednesday, June 7th 2017
Launch of foodSTUFF by Tony Jackman

Tuesday, June 6th 2017
Launch of Get Up! Stand Up! by Mark Heywood

Saturday, June 3rd 2017
Storytime and Launch: Tina Tadpole Witch in Training

Thursday, June 1st 2017
Launch of The Life of Worm & Other Misconceptions by Ken Barris

May 2017

Wednesday, May 31st 2017
Launch of Walking, Falling by Kelwyn Sole

Tuesday, May 30th 2017
Launch of Longthroat Memoirs by Yemisi Aribisala

Saturday, May 27th 2017
Storytime and Launch: The All Africa Wildlife Express

Friday, May 26th 2017
1001 South African Stories

Thursday, May 25th 2017
Launch of ‘Folio: Journal of Contemporary African Architecture’

Wednesday, May 24th 2017
ISS Seminar: Can South Africa reshape its politics one more time?

Tuesday, May 23rd 2017
Launch of ‘Queen of the Free State’ by Jennifer Friedman

Monday, May 22nd 2017
Launch of The Republic of Gupta by Pieter-Louis Myburgh

Thursday, May 18th 2017
Launch of ‘Apartheid, Guns and Money’ at Ashley Kriel Hall, Salt River.

Wednesday, May 17th 2017
Launch of Inside-Out Man by Fred Strydom

Tuesday, May 16th 2017
Launch of The Art of Life in South Africa by Daniel Magaziner

Monday, May 15th 2017
Launch of Son by Neil Sonnekus

Thursday, May 11th 2017
Launch of Free Association by Steven Boykey Sidley

Tuesday, May 9th 2017
Launch of Accident by Dawn Garisch

Saturday, May 6th 2017
Storytime and Launch: Ink

Wednesday, May 3rd 2017
Launch of Being Kari by Qarnita Loxton

Tuesday, May 2nd 2017
Launch of ‘I Know How to Fix Myself’ by Ashley Makue

April 2017

Saturday, April 29th 2017
Book Blogger and Bookstagrammer Meet Up

Saturday, April 29th 2017
Storytime and Launch: Surprise! Surprise!

Friday, April 28th 2017
1001 SA Stories

Wednesday, April 26th 2017
Launch of ‘Being Chris Hani’s Daughter’ by Lindiwe Hani & Melinda Ferguson

Saturday, April 22nd 2017
Storytime and Launch: Lucy and Mum’s Shoes

Thursday, April 20th 2017
Launch of From the Couch to the Circle by John Schlapobersky

Wednesday, April 19th 2017
Launch of The Shallows by Ingrid Winterbach

Tuesday, April 18th 2017
Launch of ‘Cult Sister’ by Lesley Smailes

Wednesday, April 12th 2017
Launch of Fatima Meer: Memories of Love and Struggle edited by Shamim Meer

Tuesday, April 11th 2017
Launch of Dreams, Betrayal & Hope by Mamphela Ramphele

Monday, April 10th 2017
Launch of Short Story Day Africa: Migrations

Saturday, April 8th 2017
Storytime and Launch: Princess Pincushion

Wednesday, April 5th 2017
Launch of Asylum by Marcus Low

Tuesday, April 4th 2017
Launch of Change by Jay Naidoo

Monday, April 3rd 2017
Launch of Change by Jay Naidoo at Isivivana Centre

March 2017

Friday, March 31st 2017
1001 South African Stories

Thursday, March 30th 2017
Launch of Dancing the Death Drill by Fred Khumalo

Wednesday, March 29th 2017
Launch of Spy: Uncovering Craig Williamson by Jonathan Ancer

Tuesday, March 28th 2017
Launch of I Am Pandarus by Michiel Heyns

Thursday, March 23rd 2017
Boekbekendstelling van As in die Mond deur Nicole Jaekel Strauss

Wednesday, March 22nd 2017
Launch of Lady Anne: A Chronicle in Verse by Antjie Krog

Thursday, March 16th 2017
Bekendstelling van Elders deur Erns Grundling

Wednesday, March 15th 2017
Launch of Men of the Mendi by Brenda Shepherd

Friday, March 10th 2017
Women in Dark Times an Evening with Jacqueline Rose

Thursday, March 9th 2017
Boekbekendstelling van Alles het niet kom Wod deur Nathan Trantraal

Wednesday, March 8th 2017
Launch of Easy Motion Tourist by Leye Adenle

Tuesday, March 7th 2017
Bekendstelling van HemelBesem: God Praat Afrikaans deur Simon Witbooi

Saturday, March 4th 2017
Storytime and launch: Florence & Watson Trilingual Editon

Thursday, March 2nd 2017
Launch of Unlikely by Colleen Crawford Cousins

Wednesday, March 1st 2017
Launch of You Lost Me by Marita van der Vyver @ Alliance Francaise du Cup

Wednesday, March 1st 2017
Launch of Thungachi poems by Francine Simon

February 2017

Tuesday, February 28th 2017
Launch of Consistent or Confused by Oscar van Heerden

Monday, February 27th 2017
Launch of War & Turpentine by Stefan Hertmans

Saturday, February 25th 2017
Book Blogger and Bookstagrammer Meet Up @ the Lounge

Thursday, February 23rd 2017
Launch of Delicious Low Carb by Sally-Ann Creed

Tuesday, February 21st 2017
Launch of Tess by Tracey Farren

Monday, February 20th 2017
Launch of The Bitter Taste of Victory by Lara Feigel

Thursday, February 16th 2017
Launch of Hot Milk by Deborah Levy

Wednesday, February 15th 2017
Launch of Age of Discovery by Ian Goldin

Tuesday, February 14th 2017
Launch of Oranjezicht City Farm by Leonie Joubert @ The Oranjezicht City Farm

Saturday, February 11th 2017
Storytime: Books About Books

Saturday, February 4th 2017
Storytime and Launch: Timbertwig

Wednesday, February 1st 2017
Syd Kitchen: Scars that Shine by Donve Lee

January 2017

Tuesday, January 31st 2017
IFAA invite you to a talk with Helen Douglas: The House Keeper’s Tale

Saturday, January 21st 2017
Teen Pride @ the Book Lounge

Wednesday, January 18th 2017
Book signing and conversation with artist Lionel Smit

December 2016

Wednesday, December 14th 2016
Launch of Ons Klyntji 2016

Tuesday, December 13th 2016
Launch of Four Essays on a Liberal Theory of Law by Professor Matthew Blackman

Monday, December 12th 2016
Launch of Secret Cape Town by Justin Fox and Alison Westood

Wednesday, December 7th 2016
Boyd Tonkin visits the Lounge! He will be in conversation with Harry Garuba.

Tuesday, December 6th 2016
Launch of Shut Your Trap and Sing by Christine Weir

Thursday, December 1st 2016
The Book Lounge is turning 9!

November 2016

Wednesday, November 30th 2016
Launch of Modern Rasputin poems by Rosa Lyster

Tuesday, November 29th 2016
Launch of Darwin’s Hunch by Christa Kuljian

Tuesday, November 29th 2016
Launch of My Own Liberator by Dikgang Moseneke @ Isivivana Centre

Friday, November 25th 2016
Launch of Imbewu Yesini Youth Poetry Collection

Thursday, November 24th 2016
Launch of Survivors’ Club by Lauren Beukes & Dale Halvorsen

Wednesday, November 23rd 2016
Launch of Another Country by Sharlene Swartz

Tuesday, November 22nd 2016
Launch of Student Comrade Prisoner Spy by Bridget Hilton-Barber

Wednesday, November 16th 2016
Launch of Loud & Yellow Laughter by Sindiswa Busuku-Mathese

Tuesday, November 15th 2016
Launch of Confronting the Corrupt by Paul Hoffman

Wednesday, November 9th 2016
Launch of When Zuma Goes by Ralph Mathekga

Tuesday, November 8th 2016
American author Jay McInerney visits the Lounge! Launch of Bright Precious Days

Saturday, November 5th 2016
Storytime: The Bostik Book of Unbelievable Beasties

Thursday, November 3rd 2016
Launch of Travels with My Father by Karen Jennings

October 2016

Wednesday, October 26th 2016
Launch of Our Fathers by Karin Brynard & Agents of State by Mike Nicol

Tuesday, October 25th 2016
Launch of The Truth About Relationships by Stefan Blom

Monday, October 24th 2016
Launch of Language & Power in Post-Colonial Schooling by Carolyn McKinney

Thursday, October 20th 2016
Launch of The Emergence of The South African Metropolis by Vivian Bickford-Smith

Wednesday, October 19th 2016
Launch of For Friends & Family by Nicky Stubbs

Tuesday, October 18th 2016
Launch of Safest Place you Know by Mark Winkler

Monday, October 17th 2016
Boekbekendstelling van Wat die Hart van Vol Is deur Peter Veldsman

Thursday, October 13th 2016
Launch of Who Killed Piet Barol? by Richard Mason

Wednesday, October 12th 2016
Launch of Under Nelson Mandela Boulevard by Sean Christie

Tuesday, October 11th 2016
Launch of Not Without a Fight by Helen Zille @ The Fugard Theatre

Tuesday, October 11th 2016
Launch of Towards Employment-Intensive Growth in SA edited by Anthony Black

Thursday, October 6th 2016
Launch of Losing the Plot by Leon de Kock

Wednesday, October 5th 2016
Launch of Make or Break by Richard Calland

Tuesday, October 4th 2016
Launch of Flame and Song a memoir by Philippa Kabali-Kagwa

Monday, October 3rd 2016
Launch of Prunings by Helen Moffett

September 2016

Thursday, September 29th 2016
Launch of Hitler, Verwoerd, Mandela & Me by Marianne Thamm

Wednesday, September 28th 2016
Launch of History Matters by Bill Nasson

Tuesday, September 27th 2016
Launch of Umkhonto We Sizwe by Thula Simpson

Monday, September 26th 2016
Launch of The Street by Paul McNally

Thursday, September 22nd 2016
Boekbekendstelling van Indeks deur Joan Hambidge

Wednesday, September 21st 2016
Launch of Zodiac by Sam Wilson

Saturday, September 17th 2016
Storytime: Roald Dahl Day

August 2016

Saturday, August 27th 2016
Storytime: Olivia

Saturday, August 20th 2016
Storytime: Home

Thursday, August 18th 2016
Launch of Maverick Insider by Johnny Copelyn

Wednesday, August 17th 2016
Launch of South by Frank Owen (Diane Awerbuck & Alex Latimer)

Tuesday, August 16th 2016
Launch of Trapped by Sam Scarborough

Saturday, August 13th 2016
Storytime: Pets

Thursday, August 11th 2016
Launch of ‘Good Cop Bad Cop’ by Andrew Brown

Wednesday, August 10th 2016
Launch of Amagama Enkululeko!

Friday, August 5th 2016
Down in the Basement: Phases performed by Joshua K Grierson

Thursday, August 4th 2016
Launch of A Time of Torment by John Connolly

July 2016

Sunday, July 31st 2016
Harry Potter & the Cursed Child: Release Party

Saturday, July 30th 2016
Storytime: Launch of The Lemon Tree

Thursday, July 28th 2016
Launch of Wild as it Gets by Don Pinnock

Wednesday, July 27th 2016
Special Event: Discussion on The Quiet Violence of Dreams

Tuesday, July 26th 2016
Launch of Judge Pat Tebbutt Remembers A Life Spiced with Variety

Monday, July 25th 2016
Launch of ‘The Way I See It’ by Lerato Tshabalala

Saturday, July 23rd 2016
Storytime: The Girl Without A Sound

Thursday, July 21st 2016
Launch of Keeper of the Kumm by Sylvia Vollenhoven

Wednesday, July 20th 2016
Launch of Namaste Life by Ishara Maharaj

Tuesday, July 19th 2016
Boekbekendstelling van Hy Kom Met die Skoenlappers deur Valda Jansen

Saturday, July 16th 2016
Storytime: Simeme’s Favourites

Wednesday, July 13th 2016
Reading & Dialogue: “The Girl Without A Sound”

Tuesday, July 12th 2016
Launch of A Manifesto for Social Change by Moeletsi Mbeki

Saturday, July 2nd 2016
Storytime: Kings

June 2016

Thursday, June 30th 2016
Launch of Hidden Histories of Gordonia

Tuesday, June 28th 2016
Launch of Eat Ting by Mpho Tshukudu & Anna Trapido

Saturday, June 25th 2016
Storytime: Launch of Savannah’s Magical Tutu

Thursday, June 23rd 2016
Launch of Nero’s Violin by Johan van den Berg

Wednesday, June 22nd 2016
Launch of The Rules by Dianne Case

Tuesday, June 21st 2016
Boekbekendstelling van ‘Tuisland’ @ Die Boer, Durbanville

Monday, June 20th 2016
Launch of Questions for the Sea by Stephen Symons

Saturday, June 18th 2016
Storytime: Sharing

Wednesday, June 15th 2016
Launch of There Should Have Been Five by MJ Honikman

Monday, June 13th 2016
Launch of The Fires Beneath by Sean Morrow

Saturday, June 11th 2016
Storytime: Lions

Thursday, June 9th 2016
Launch of Promise & Despair by Martin Plaut

Tuesday, June 7th 2016
Launch of Sue Williamson Life & Work

Monday, June 6th 2016
Launch of Dr Philip’s Empire by Tim Keegan

Saturday, June 4th 2016
Storytime: Monique’s Favourites

Thursday, June 2nd 2016
Launch of Little Suns by Zakes Mda

Wednesday, June 1st 2016
Launch of Always Anastacia: A Transgender Life in SA by Anastacia Tomson

May 2016

Tuesday, May 31st 2016
Launch of Writing What We Like compiled by Yolisa Qunta

Monday, May 30th 2016
Special event with The Centre for African Language Diversity

Saturday, May 28th 2016
Storytime: Dogs in Space

Friday, May 27th 2016
SOLD OUT! Down in the Basement: The Plot Hole

Thursday, May 26th 2016
Launch of Bitter Komix 17 by Anton Kannemeyer & Conrad Botes

Wednesday, May 25th 2016
Launch The End of Whiteness by Nicky Falkof

Tuesday, May 24th 2016
Launch of Continental Shift by Kevin Bloom & Richard Poplak

Saturday, May 21st 2016
Storytime: Ocean

Thursday, May 19th 2016
Launch of Fordsburg Fighter by Amin Cajee

Wednesday, May 18th 2016
Launch of The Woman Next Door by Yewande Omotoso

Tuesday, May 17th 2016
Launch of Under the Udala Trees by Chinelo Okparanta

Monday, May 16th 2016
Launch of Sigh the Beloved Country by Bongani Madondo

Saturday, May 14th 2016
Storytime: Jess’s Favourites

Thursday, May 12th 2016
Launch of Cold Case Confession by Alex Eliseev

Wednesday, May 11th 2016
Launch of Pleasure by Nthikeng Mohlele PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

Wednesday, May 11th 2016
Launch of Dutch Courage by Paige Nick at Beefcakes

Saturday, May 7th 2016
Storytime: Jungle Book

Thursday, May 5th 2016
Launch of The Yearning by Mohale Mashigo

April 2016

Saturday, April 30th 2016
Storytime: In Flight

Thursday, April 28th 2016
Launch of I’m the Girl Who Was Raped by Michelle Hattingh

Tuesday, April 26th 2016
Launch of Fighting for Mandela by Priscilla Jana

Saturday, April 23rd 2016
Storytime: Launch of I am Alex

Thursday, April 21st 2016
Launch of Affluenza by Niq Mhlongo

Wednesday, April 20th 2016
Launch of Like it Matters by David Cornwell

Tuesday, April 19th 2016
Launch of Tjieng Tjang Tjerries by Jolyn Phillips

Saturday, April 16th 2016
Storytime: Lindsay and Izak!

Thursday, April 14th 2016
Launch of Bumper Cars by Athol Williams

Tuesday, April 12th 2016
Launch of Permanent Removal by Alan Cowell

Saturday, April 9th 2016
Storytime: Autumn

Thursday, April 7th 2016
Launch of Exit! by Grizelda Grootboom

Wednesday, April 6th 2016
Launch of New Contrast Manifesto Edition

Saturday, April 2nd 2016
Storytime: Family

March 2016

Thursday, March 31st 2016
Launch of Gang Town by Don Pinnock

Tuesday, March 29th 2016
Launch of Power Politics in Zimbabwe by Michael Bratton

Saturday, March 26th 2016
Storytime: Favourites

Saturday, March 19th 2016
Storytime: Monkey Business

Friday, March 18th 2016

Thursday, March 17th 2016
Launch of The Eye of the Needle by Richard Turner

Wednesday, March 16th 2016
Launch of Flame in the Snow the Love Letters of Andre Brink & Ingrid Jonker

Tuesday, March 15th 2016
Launch of Story of a House

Monday, March 14th 2016
Launch of The Sword & the Pen by Allister Sparks

Saturday, March 12th 2016
Storytime: Friends

Wednesday, March 9th 2016
Launch of Mongrel essays by William Dicey

Tuesday, March 8th 2016
Launch of Water the latest Short Story Day Africa collection

Saturday, March 5th 2016
Storytime: Curious George

Thursday, March 3rd 2016
Launch of Stations by Nick Mulgrew

Wednesday, March 2nd 2016
Launch of The Struggle Continues 50 Years of Tyranny in Zimbabwe by David Coltart

Tuesday, March 1st 2016
Launch of The New Black Middle Class in South Africa by Roger Southall

February 2016

Saturday, February 27th 2016
Storytime: Witches

Thursday, February 25th 2016
Launch of Mengelmoes A Graphic Novel by Willem Samuel

Wednesday, February 24th 2016
Launch of The Peculiars by Jen Thorpe

Saturday, February 20th 2016
Storytime: Extraordinary Cats

Thursday, February 18th 2016
Launch of Taking Chances a Harmony High book by Sicelo Kula

Saturday, February 13th 2016
Storytime: Journey

Friday, February 12th 2016
SONA the Morning After @ the District 6, Homecoming Centre

Wednesday, February 10th 2016
Launch of Ms Conception by Pamela Power

Tuesday, February 9th 2016
Launch of Letters of Stone by Steven Robins

Saturday, February 6th 2016
Storytime: Katherine Graham

Thursday, February 4th 2016
Launch of new edition of Mafeking Road by Herman Charles Bosman

Wednesday, February 3rd 2016
Launch of ‘Jan Smuts: Unafraid of Greatness’.

January 2016

Saturday, January 30th 2016
Storytime: BonRo Books

Saturday, January 23rd 2016
Storytime: Under the Sea

Saturday, January 16th 2016
Storytime: Panda Bears

Wednesday, January 13th 2016
Launch of The Shipwrecked House by Claire Trevien

Saturday, January 9th 2016
Storytime: Back to School

December 2015

Saturday, December 19th 2015
Storytime: Christmas

Saturday, December 12th 2015
Storytime: Holidays and Summer Fun

Friday, December 11th 2015
Launch of Tyhini 2015

Thursday, December 10th 2015
Launch of Death by Carbs a Novel by Paige Nick

Wednesday, December 9th 2015
Launch of God, Spies & Lies by John Matisonn

Tuesday, December 8th 2015
Launch of Nelson Mandela A Jacana Pocket Biography

Saturday, December 5th 2015
Storytime: Pets

Friday, December 4th 2015
Launch of The Myth of This Is That We’re All In This Together by Nick Mulgrew

Thursday, December 3rd 2015
Launch of Ons Klynji zine

Tuesday, December 1st 2015

November 2015

Monday, November 30th 2015
Launch of No Valley Without Shadows MSF & the fight for affordable ARVS in South Africa

Saturday, November 28th 2015
Storytime: Giants

Thursday, November 26th 2015
Launch of What If There Were No Whites in South Africa by Ferial Haffajee

Wednesday, November 25th 2015
Launch of Mean Streets edited by Jonathan Crush, Abel Chikanda & Caroline Skinner

Tuesday, November 24th 2015
Launch of Dominance & Decline The ANC in the Time of Zuma by Susan Booysen

Monday, November 23rd 2015
Launch of Matric Rage a collection of poetry by Genna Gardini

Saturday, November 21st 2015
Storytime: In the Jungle

Friday, November 20th 2015
Launch of ‘Sweet Medicine’ by Panashe Chigumadzi

Thursday, November 19th 2015
Boekbekendstelling van Immer Wes deur Irma Joubert

Wednesday, November 18th 2015
Launch of Capitalism’s Crises edited by Vishwas Satgar

Tuesday, November 17th 2015
Launch of Unsettled & Other Stories by Sandra Hill

Saturday, November 14th 2015
Storytime: Launch of Katya’s Hairy Tales

Thursday, November 12th 2015
Launch of The Secret Society by Robin Brown

Wednesday, November 11th 2015
Launch of We Have Now Begun Our Descent by Justice Malala

Tuesday, November 10th 2015
Launch of Chasing the Tails of My Father’s Cattle by Sindiwe Magona

Saturday, November 7th 2015
Storytime: Cake!

Friday, November 6th 2015
Launch of Maverick by Lauren Beukes & The Cape Town Book by Nechama Brodie

Thursday, November 5th 2015
Launch of Recipes for Love and Murder by Sally Andrew

Wednesday, November 4th 2015
Boekbendstelling van Die Naaimasjien en ander stories deur Rachelle Greeff

October 2015

Saturday, October 31st 2015
Storytime: Launch of Florence and Watson

Friday, October 30th 2015
Down in the Basement: Halloween!

Thursday, October 29th 2015
Launch of Glowfly Dance by Jade Gibson

Wednesday, October 28th 2015
Launch of Africa’s Land Rush edited by Ruth Hall & Ian Scoones & Dzodzi Tsikata

Tuesday, October 27th 2015
Launch of Blackout the Eskom Crisis by James-Brent Styan

Saturday, October 24th 2015
Storytime: Anti-princess

Thursday, October 22nd 2015
Launch of Murderers, Miscreants & Mutineers by Nigel Penn

Wednesday, October 21st 2015
Launch of Deliberate Concealment by Mtutuzeli Nyoka

Tuesday, October 20th 2015
Launch of SuzelleDIY the Book with YouTube sensation Suzelle!

Saturday, October 17th 2015
Storytime: Furry Things

Thursday, October 15th 2015
Launch of Tribe by Rahla Xenopoulos

Tuesday, October 13th 2015
Launch of Anna Peters’ Year of Cooking Dangerously by Kathryn White

Saturday, October 10th 2015
Storytime: Space!

Thursday, October 8th 2015
Launch of Changing the Colour of Capital edited by Ben Turok

Wednesday, October 7th 2015
Celebrate Jack Reacher at the Lounge!

Tuesday, October 6th 2015
Launch of Absolutely Awesome South Africa by Derryn Campbell

Saturday, October 3rd 2015
Storytime: Little and Big

Thursday, October 1st 2015
Launch of Notes from the Lost Property Department by Bridget Pitt

September 2015

Wednesday, September 30th 2015
Launch of ‘The Hour of Darkness’ by Michele Rowe!

Tuesday, September 29th 2015
Boekbekendstelling van Jack Parow die Ou met die Snor by die Bar deur Theunis Engelbrecht

Monday, September 28th 2015
Launch of ‘What Fanon Said’ by Lewis R Gordon

Saturday, September 26th 2015
Storytime: Bears!

Saturday, September 19th 2015
Launch of Stay! by Alex Latimer

Saturday, September 5th 2015
Roald Dahl Day at The Book Lounge!

August 2015

Saturday, August 29th 2015
Penguins Story Time

Thursday, August 27th 2015
Launch of Being a Woman in Cape Town edited by Nancy Richards & Carol Du Toit

Wednesday, August 26th 2015
Launch of the republication of A Writer’s Diary by Stephen Watson

Tuesday, August 25th 2015
Launch of The Seed Thief by Jacqui L’Ange

Saturday, August 22nd 2015
Owalla: Elephants Never Forget : Story Time

Thursday, August 20th 2015
Launch of When Loving Him Hurts by Sue Hickey & Philippa Sklaar

Thursday, August 20th 2015
Bekendstelling van Bloed op Haar Hande deur Carla van der Spuy @ NG Kerk Zwaanswyk

Wednesday, August 19th 2015
Launch of Blood On Her Hands by Carla van der Spuy

Tuesday, August 18th 2015
Launch of The Black Sash: Women for Justice & Peace by Mary Ingouville Burton

Saturday, August 15th 2015
Meerkat Story Time

Wednesday, August 12th 2015
Launch of the new collection of Short Sharp Stories: Incredible Journey edited by Joanne Hichens

Tuesday, August 11th 2015
Launch of Magnificent & Beggar Land Angola since the Civil War by Ricardo Soares de Oliveira

Saturday, August 8th 2015
Launch of Hair Day Story Time

Saturday, August 8th 2015
Great Book Lounge Sale!

Thursday, August 6th 2015
Launch of ‘On the Postcolony’

Tuesday, August 4th 2015
Launch of Homeless Wanderers by Sally Swartz

Monday, August 3rd 2015
David Melling visits The Book Lounge!

Saturday, August 1st 2015
Things that Go! Story Time

July 2015

Friday, July 31st 2015
Down in the Basement : Radio Cinema returns

Thursday, July 30th 2015
Launch of the E-Toll Saga by Wayne Duvenage

Wednesday, July 29th 2015
Boekbekendstelling van Bloedvreemd deur Juliana Coetzer

Tuesday, July 28th 2015
Launch of Cyber Infidelity by Marlene Wasserman aka Dr Eve

Saturday, July 25th 2015
Alice in Wonderland Story Time

Thursday, July 23rd 2015
Launch of Freedom in our Lifetime

Wednesday, July 22nd 2015
Launch of Riding the Samoosa Express edited by Zaheera Jina & Hasina Asvat

Saturday, July 18th 2015
The Five Senses Story Time

Thursday, July 16th 2015
Boekbekendstelling van Wonderboom deur Lien Botha

Thursday, July 16th 2015
Launch of How South Africa Works by Jeffrey Herbst & Greg Mills @ The Mountain Club

Wednesday, July 15th 2015
Launch of Alex La Guma A Colossus Revisited

Wednesday, July 15th 2015
Holiday Crafternoon 3 : Birds

Saturday, July 11th 2015
Story Time : Come and hear some great new local stories

Wednesday, July 8th 2015
Holiday Crafternoons 2 : Bugs

Tuesday, July 7th 2015
Launch of The Impossible Five by Justin Fox

Saturday, July 4th 2015
When things go wrong… Story Time

Thursday, July 2nd 2015
Launch of The Limits of Democratic Governance in South Africa by Louis A. Picard & Thomas Mogale

Wednesday, July 1st 2015
Launch of Holy Cows by Gareth van Onselen

Wednesday, July 1st 2015
Holiday Crafternoon 1 : Trees

June 2015

Tuesday, June 30th 2015
Launch of The African Renaissance & the Afro-Arab Spring edited by Charles Villa-Vicencio, Erik Doxtader & Ebrahim Moosa

Saturday, June 27th 2015
Ninja Story Time

Thursday, June 25th 2015
Launch of The Attribute of Poetry by Elisa Galgut

Tuesday, June 23rd 2015
Launch of I Wrote This For You & Only You by Iain Thomas

Saturday, June 20th 2015
Girl Power Weekend at The Book Lounge

Saturday, June 20th 2015
Girl Power Story Time

Thursday, June 18th 2015
Launch of 21 at 21 The Coming of Age of a Nation by Melanie Verwoerd & Sonwabiso Ngcowa

Wednesday, June 17th 2015
Boekbekendstelling van Huisies van Papier deur Dalena Theron

Saturday, June 13th 2015
Elephant Story Time

Saturday, June 6th 2015
Mermaid Story Time

Wednesday, June 3rd 2015
Wendy Woodward’s Poetry Collection Launch : A Saving Bannister

May 2015

Saturday, May 30th 2015
Thomas and Friends Story Time

Thursday, May 28th 2015
Launch of It Might Get Loud by Ingrid Winterbach

Wednesday, May 27th 2015
Launch of Baking for Pleasure & Profit by Christine Capendale @ The Tides Restuarant, The Bay Hotel

Wednesday, May 27th 2015
Launch of Best White & Other Anxious Delusions by Rebecca Davis

Tuesday, May 26th 2015
Launch of Green Lion by Henrietta Rose-Innes

Saturday, May 23rd 2015
Frog Story Time

Friday, May 22nd 2015
Down in the Basement: Comedy Night

Thursday, May 21st 2015
Launch of Memory Against Forgetting by Ranjith Kally @ District 6 Museum

Thursday, May 21st 2015
Hugh Howey visits the Lounge!

Wednesday, May 20th 2015
Launch of Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

Tuesday, May 19th 2015
Launch of ‘Black Brain, White Brain’

Saturday, May 16th 2015
Dogs vs Cats Story Time

Thursday, May 14th 2015
launch of The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir Who Got Trapped in an Ikea Wardrobe by Romain Puertolas

Wednesday, May 13th 2015
Launch of The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters

Tuesday, May 12th 2015
‘Soos Familie’ boekbekendstelling!

Monday, May 11th 2015
Launch of Operation Lock by John Hanks

Saturday, May 9th 2015
Tiger Story Time

Thursday, May 7th 2015
Launch of Secret Revolution by Niel Barnard

Wednesday, May 6th 2015
Launch of This One Time by Alex van Tonder

Tuesday, May 5th 2015
Launch of The Fetch bt Finuala Dowling

Saturday, May 2nd 2015
I want a Pet Story Time

April 2015

Wednesday, April 29th 2015
Launch of A Song of Shadows by John Connolly

Tuesday, April 28th 2015
Launch of Penny Siopis Time & Again edited by Gerrit Olivier

Saturday, April 25th 2015
Pirate Story Time

Thursday, April 23rd 2015
Launch of ‘The Raft’ by Fred Strydom!

Wednesday, April 22nd 2015
Launch of ‘Homegrown’ by Christine Coates!

Saturday, April 18th 2015
Story Time : Join us for the launch of Rhinocephants on the Roof

Friday, April 17th 2015
Down in the Basement: POETICA!

Thursday, April 16th 2015
Bekendstelling van Ikarus deur Deon Meyer

Wednesday, April 15th 2015
Launch of Empire, War & Cricket in South Africa by Dean Allen

Saturday, April 11th 2015
Charlie and Lola Story Time

Thursday, April 9th 2015
Launch of Recovering Democracy in South Africa by Raymond Suttner

Wednesday, April 8th 2015
Launch of Triumphs & Heartaches by Dr Mosibudi Mangena

Saturday, April 4th 2015
Bunny Story Time

March 2015

Tuesday, March 31st 2015
Launch of Long Road to Liberation by Hans Beukes

Saturday, March 28th 2015
Bears in Books Story Time

Thursday, March 26th 2015
Launch of a Slim Green Silence by Beverly Rycroft

Wednesday, March 25th 2015
Join the judging panel as they discuss the finalists for the Man Booker International Prize

Tuesday, March 24th 2015
Launch of ‘Matriks’ by Joan Hambidge

Saturday, March 21st 2015
Human Rights Day Story Time

Friday, March 20th 2015
Down in the Basement: The Brother Moves On

Thursday, March 19th 2015
Boekbekendstelling van Pruimtwak en Skaduboksers deur Danie Marais

Wednesday, March 18th 2015
Launch of Terra Incognita New Speculative Stories from Africa

Tuesday, March 17th 2015
Launch of Love in the Time of Contempt by Joanne Fedler

Monday, March 16th 2015
Launch of Race, Class & Power Harold Wolpe & the Radical Critique of Apartheid by Steven Friedman

Saturday, March 14th 2015
Dinosaur Roar Story Time

Wednesday, March 11th 2015
Launch of Maya on Money by Maya Fisher-French

Tuesday, March 10th 2015

Monday, March 9th 2015
Launch of Showdown at the Red Lion by Charles van Onselen

Saturday, March 7th 2015
Fairy Tales Retold : Princess and the Pea

Friday, March 6th 2015
Launch of ‘The Class of ’79’ by Janice Warman

Thursday, March 5th 2015
Launch of The Victoria Mxenge Housing Project at The Book Lounge!

Wednesday, March 4th 2015
Launch of A Fountain in France by Marita van der Vyver @ French Alliance

Wednesday, March 4th 2015
Launch of What Will People Say? by Rehana Rossouw at The Book Lounge

Tuesday, March 3rd 2015
Launch of Wasted by Mark Winkler

February 2015

Saturday, February 28th 2015
Let’s eat Vegetables! Story Time

Wednesday, February 25th 2015
Launch of Land Divided, Land Restored Land Reform in SA for the 21st Century edited by Ben Cousins & Cherryl Walker

Tuesday, February 24th 2015
Launch of The Chameleon House by Melissa de Villiers

Saturday, February 21st 2015
Words and Books Story Time

Friday, February 20th 2015
SOLD OUT! First Down in the Basement of 2015: Comedy Night

Tuesday, February 17th 2015
Athol Fugard at the Book Lounge!

Saturday, February 14th 2015
I Heart You Story Time

Friday, February 13th 2015
Barbara Kingsolver visits the Book Lounge!

Friday, February 13th 2015
Vociferous Friday the 13th: SONA The Morning After @ 6 Spin Street

Wednesday, February 11th 2015
Launch of the latest Harmony High book Blood Ties by Zimkhitha Mlanzeli

Saturday, February 7th 2015
Creatures under the Sea Story Time

Thursday, February 5th 2015
Launch of Mission to South Africa by Robin Renwick

January 2015

Saturday, January 31st 2015
All the Colours Story Time

Tuesday, January 27th 2015
Launch of Girl on the Edge by Ruth Carneson

Saturday, January 24th 2015
A B C Story Time

Saturday, January 17th 2015
Going to School Story Time

December 2014

Saturday, December 20th 2014
Holiday Time Story Time

Saturday, December 13th 2014
Olivia Story Time

Thursday, December 11th 2014
Join us for a Book Dash Bash

Tuesday, December 9th 2014
Launch of Books That Matter: David Philip Publishers during the apartheid years a Memoir by Marie Philip

Saturday, December 6th 2014
Going to the Beach Story Time

Thursday, December 4th 2014
Launch of Secrets of a French Cooking Class by Marlene van der Westhuizen

Wednesday, December 3rd 2014
Launch of Crossroads by the Trantraal Brothers & Koni Benson

Tuesday, December 2nd 2014
Launch of One Midlife Crisis and a Speedo by Darrel Bristow-Bovey

Monday, December 1st 2014
Birthday Bash at The Book Lounge

November 2014

Saturday, November 29th 2014
Happy Birthday Book Lounge, Story Time

Thursday, November 27th 2014
Launch of Fortunes of Africa by Martin Meredith

Tuesday, November 25th 2014
Launch of Synapse the new collection of poetry by Antjie Krog

Monday, November 24th 2014
Launch of Bollywood Blonde by Gene Gualdi

Saturday, November 22nd 2014
Story Time with Maisy

Friday, November 21st 2014
Down in the Basement: Radio Cinema

Thursday, November 20th 2014
Launch of Divided Lives by Lyndall Gordon

Wednesday, November 19th 2014
Launch of Dead Cows for Piranhas by Hazel Friedman

Tuesday, November 18th 2014
Bekendstelling van Buys ‘n Grensroman deur Willem Anker

Monday, November 17th 2014
Launch of WW1 & the People of South Africa by Bill Nasson

Saturday, November 15th 2014
Join us for the Young Explorers Launch

Saturday, November 15th 2014
Moomin’s Birthday Story Time

Friday, November 14th 2014
Cook. Better. Launch.

Thursday, November 13th 2014
Bekendstelling van Ester deur Kerneels Breytenbach

Wednesday, November 12th 2014
The Courage of //kabbo Book Launch

Tuesday, November 11th 2014
Launch of Kill Baxter by Charlie Human

Monday, November 10th 2014
Launch of Weeping Waters by Karin Brynard

Saturday, November 8th 2014
Choo Choo! Train Story Time

Friday, November 7th 2014
Launch of The Reactive by Masande Ntshanga

Thursday, November 6th 2014
Launch of Beyond the Baobab by Judith Krummeck

Wednesday, November 5th 2014
Launch of Care in Context Transnational gender perspectives edited by Vasu Reddy, Stephan Meyer, Tamara Shefer & Thenjiwe Meyiwa

Tuesday, November 4th 2014
Launch of The Alphabet of Birds by SJ Naude

Saturday, November 1st 2014
Ghosties say, “Boo!” Story time

October 2014

Friday, October 31st 2014
You are Killing Me: Down in the Basement Halloween Comedy Night

Thursday, October 30th 2014
Launch of On Liberty by Shami Chakrabarti

Wednesday, October 29th 2014
Horrorfest..ering Away

Tuesday, October 28th 2014
Launch of Now I See You by Priscilla Holmes

Monday, October 27th 2014
Launch of ‘Askari’ by Jacob Dlamini

Saturday, October 25th 2014
Roaring Tigers Story Time

Thursday, October 23rd 2014
Launch of Now the World Takes These Breaths poetry by Joan Metelerkamp

Wednesday, October 22nd 2014
Launch of The Alibi Club by Jaco van Schalkwyk

Tuesday, October 21st 2014
Bekendstelling van Binnekring van Spookasems deur Herman Lategan

Saturday, October 18th 2014
International Ivy and Bean Day at The Book Lounge

Saturday, October 18th 2014
Giraffe Story Time

Thursday, October 16th 2014
Launch of Intellectual Traditions in South Africa

Wednesday, October 15th 2014
Launch of Surviving Flight 295 by Dominique Luck with Joanne Lillie

Tuesday, October 14th 2014
Launch of The Search for the Rarest Bird in the World by Vernon RL Head

Monday, October 13th 2014
Launch of Strandveldfood by Kobus van der Merwe & Jac de Villiers

Saturday, October 11th 2014
Fairytale Hairdresser Story Time

Thursday, October 9th 2014
Launch of the Comedy Club cartoons by the award-winning Jerm

Tuesday, October 7th 2014
Launch of Tales of the Metric System by Imraan Coovadia

Saturday, October 4th 2014
Come and join us for the launch of Noko and the Kool Kats

Thursday, October 2nd 2014
Launch of Mike Lundy’s Hiking Guides

Wednesday, October 1st 2014
Launch of Brothers in War & Peace by Dennis Cruywagen

September 2014

Saturday, September 27th 2014
Happy Birthday, Kipper!

Saturday, September 20th 2014
Open Book Festival: Come and meet Japanese illustrator and author, Satoshi Kitamura at our afternoon Story Time

Saturday, September 20th 2014
Open Book Festival: Come and meet British illustrator and author, Adam Stower at Story Time

Wednesday, September 17th 2014
Open Book Festival 2014 – 17th to 21st September

Saturday, September 13th 2014
Olivier Tallec Story Time

Saturday, September 6th 2014
I Love Turtles Book launch and Puppet Show Story Time

Thursday, September 4th 2014
Down in the Basement: Movie Night

August 2014

Saturday, August 30th 2014
Dogapult Book Launch: Dogs vs Birds

Friday, August 29th 2014
Launch of The Gonjon Pin & Other Stories The Caine Prize for African Writing 2014

Thursday, August 28th 2014
Bekendstelling van Draalnoot vir ‘n Janfiskaal deur Henry Jack Cloete

Wednesday, August 27th 2014
Launch of Until Julius Comes by Richard Poplak

Saturday, August 23rd 2014
Sleuth-a-noon with Judy Moody!

Saturday, August 23rd 2014
Satoshi Kitamura Story Time

Thursday, August 21st 2014
Launch of Adults Only with editor Joanne Hichens & contributors

Wednesday, August 20th 2014
Launch of The Solidarity Economy Alternative edited by Vishwas Satgar

Monday, August 18th 2014
Launch of Dare We Hope by Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela

Saturday, August 16th 2014
Join us for the adventures of Jeff and George : Story Time launch

Thursday, August 14th 2014
Launch of Birdseye by Maire Fisher

Wednesday, August 13th 2014
Launch of We Want What’s Ours by Bernadette Atuahene

Tuesday, August 12th 2014
Launch of The Wealth Chef by Ann Wilson

Monday, August 11th 2014
Launch of Here I Am by PJ Powers with Marianne Thamm

Saturday, August 9th 2014
Viking Story Time

Thursday, August 7th 2014
The Trigger by Tim Butcher

Wednesday, August 6th 2014
Launch of Reading, Eating & Drinking by Jay Heale

Tuesday, August 5th 2014
Karen Dudley hosts MasterChef Australia Judge, Matt Preston – join them at the table

Tuesday, August 5th 2014
Launch of Tokoloshe Song by Andrew Salomon

Monday, August 4th 2014
Launch of Regarding Muslims From Slavery to Post-Apartheid by Gabeba Baderoon

Saturday, August 2nd 2014
Adam Stower Story Time

Friday, August 1st 2014
Launch of Cobra by Deon Meyer

July 2014

Thursday, July 31st 2014
Dual launch of In Search of Equality &, Marriage, Land & Custom with speakers Dee Smythe, Aninka Claassens & Nomboniso Gasa

Wednesday, July 30th 2014
Vociferous Wednesday: Post Platinum Times in South Africa

Tuesday, July 29th 2014
Launch of Are South Africans Free? by Lawrence Hamilton

Monday, July 28th 2014
Launch of David Klatzow’s new book, Justice Denied

Saturday, July 26th 2014
Have You Slurped Strawberry Soup? Story Time

Friday, July 25th 2014
Down in the Basement Returns: Improv Comedy Night

Thursday, July 24th 2014
Launch of In the Heat of Shadows edited by Denis Hirson

Wednesday, July 23rd 2014
Launch of In Search of Happiness by Sonwabiso Ngcowa

Tuesday, July 22nd 2014
Launch From Courtrooms to Cupcakes by Niki Malherbe

Saturday, July 19th 2014
Robot Story Time

Friday, July 18th 2014
Launch of the new issue of Chronic

Thursday, July 17th 2014
Launch of Devilskein & Dearlove by Alex Smith

Wednesday, July 16th 2014
Bekendstelling van nuwe Danie Marais bundel Solank Verlange die Sweep Swaai

Wednesday, July 16th 2014
Holiday Crafternoon : Animal Kingdom

Tuesday, July 15th 2014
Launch of The Eighth Summit by Peter van Kets

Sunday, July 13th 2014
Launch of Opposite Mandela by Tony Leon at the Jacob Gitlin Library

Saturday, July 12th 2014
Knights and Dragons Story Time

Wednesday, July 9th 2014
Wednesday 9th July, 6 for 6.30pm – Launch of Dutch Racism by Philomena Essed and Isabel Hoving (Eds.)

Wednesday, July 9th 2014
Holiday Crafternoon: We Heart Books

Saturday, July 5th 2014
Good Manners Story Time

Thursday, July 3rd 2014
Launch of Call It Like It Is by Jonathan Kaplan

Wednesday, July 2nd 2014
Holiday Crafternoon : All Kinds of Families

Tuesday, July 1st 2014
Launch of Broken Monsters by Lauren Beukes

June 2014

Monday, June 30th 2014
Launch of Love Tastes Like Strawberries by Rosamund Haden

Saturday, June 28th 2014
Soccer Story Time: Laduma!

Thursday, June 26th 2014
Launch of 80 Gays Around the World by Brent Meersman

Wednesday, June 25th 2014
Holiday Crafternoon: The Weather

Tuesday, June 24th 2014
Launch of the War in Worcester Youth & the Apartheid State by Pamela Reynolds

Saturday, June 21st 2014
Jojo’s Wire Car Launch at Story Time

Thursday, June 19th 2014
Launch of Garden of Dreams by Melissa Siebert

Wednesday, June 18th 2014
Launch of The Thunder that Roars by Imran Garda

Wednesday, June 18th 2014
Launch of South Africa’s 50 Most Famous Rugby Photos at the Springbok Experience Rugby Museum

Tuesday, June 17th 2014
Launch of Balthasar’s Gift by Charlotte Otter

Saturday, June 14th 2014
Lion Story Time

Thursday, June 12th 2014
Launch of May I have this Dance by Connie Ngcaba

Wednesday, June 11th 2014
Launch of The New Radicals by Glenn Moss

Tuesday, June 10th 2014
Launch of The Crazy Life of Larry Joe by Joanne Jowell

Saturday, June 7th 2014
Mermaid Story Time

Thursday, June 5th 2014
Launch of Incognito: the Memoirs of Ben Trovato

Wednesday, June 4th 2014
Launch of ‘A Sportful Malice’ by Michiel Heyns

Tuesday, June 3rd 2014
Launch of Broadcasting the Pandemic A History of HIV on South African Television by Rebecca Hodes

May 2014

Saturday, May 31st 2014
Alex Latimer launches Pig and Small

Tuesday, May 27th 2014
Launch of Africa’s Urban Revolution by Edgar Pieterse & Sue Parnell

Saturday, May 24th 2014
Charlie and Lola We still Love You Story Time

Thursday, May 22nd 2014
Launch of Postmortem The Doctor Who Walked Away by Maria Phalime

Wednesday, May 21st 2014
Join Marco Botha for the launch of Coach at Portswood House

Wednesday, May 21st 2014
Launch of Paradise by Greg Lazarus

Tuesday, May 20th 2014
Launch of An Imperfect Blessing by Nadia Davids

Monday, May 19th 2014
PEN Dialogue: The Politics of Publishing and Bookselling

Saturday, May 17th 2014
The Circus Story Time

Thursday, May 15th 2014
Launch of Shadow Self/Skaduself by Paula Marais

Wednesday, May 14th 2014
Launch of The Diving by Helen Walne

Tuesday, May 13th 2014
New Andrew Brown Novel Launch : Devil’s Harvest

Monday, May 12th 2014
Launch of Ben Turok’s autobiography With My Head above the Parapet

Saturday, May 10th 2014
Chad le Clos Book Signing

Saturday, May 10th 2014
Come along and meet Christopher Nibble Story time

Thursday, May 8th 2014
Food Jam at Westridge High School

Thursday, May 8th 2014
Launch of two poetry collections: Holding Back by Gus Ferguson & Heaven by Douglas Reid Skinner

Tuesday, May 6th 2014
Launch of Sunderland by Michael Cope & Ken Barris

Saturday, May 3rd 2014
Buzzy Bee Story Time

April 2014

Wednesday, April 30th 2014
Launch of After Freedom by Katherine S. Newman & Ariane De Lannoy

Tuesday, April 29th 2014
Launch of Chester Missing’s Guide to the Elections ’14

Tuesday, April 29th 2014
Archbishop Desmond Tutu & Reverend Mpho Tutu at St George’s Cathedral

Saturday, April 26th 2014
Boo! said the Monster Story Time

Friday, April 25th 2014
Food Jam for Library Project

Thursday, April 24th 2014
Launch of Arctic Summer by Damon Galgut

Wednesday, April 23rd 2014
Vociferous Wednesdays : Public Protector’s Nkandla report

Tuesday, April 22nd 2014
Launch of poetry collection Irki by Kadija George Sesay

Saturday, April 19th 2014
We heart Bunnies Story Time

Wednesday, April 16th 2014
Launch of Thoughts in a Makeshift Mortuary by Jenny Hobbs

Tuesday, April 15th 2014
PEN SESSION: Sexuality and the Law: A Debate on Cultural Politics in Africa with South Africa PEN

Saturday, April 12th 2014
What are you doing here? Story Time

Friday, April 11th 2014
Launch of Unimportance by Thando Mgqolozana

Thursday, April 10th 2014
Launch of The Story of Anna P by Penny Busetto

Wednesday, April 9th 2014
Launch of Doing Life with Mandela by Christo Brand

Tuesday, April 8th 2014
Launch of Justice by Edwin Cameron

Saturday, April 5th 2014
Spider Story Time

Thursday, April 3rd 2014
Bekendstelling van Verdeelde Land deur Sampie Terreblanche

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014
The launch of To Catch a Cop by Marianne Thamm in conversation with Margie Orford

Tuesday, April 1st 2014
Launch of How to Fix South Africa’s Schools with Professor Jonathan Jansen & filmaker Molly Blank

March 2014

Saturday, March 29th 2014
Choo Choo Train Story Time

Thursday, March 27th 2014
Launch of Could I Vote DA by Eusebius McKaiser in conversation with Conrad Koch and Chester Missing

Wednesday, March 26th 2014
Kathy Reichs Visits the Book Lounge!

Tuesday, March 25th 2014
Launch of 1000 Beautiful Bracelets by Valerie Pole

Tuesday, March 25th 2014
Archbishop Tutu reads his new book for Story time

Saturday, March 22nd 2014
Bear and Mouse Story Time

Thursday, March 20th 2014
Food Jam for Library Project

Thursday, March 20th 2014
Third Thursday Strikes Again

Wednesday, March 19th 2014
Launch of Imperfect Solo by Steven Boykey Sidley in conversation with Darrel Bristow-Bovey

Tuesday, March 18th 2014
Launch of Trading Places: Accessing Land in African Cities by Mark Napier, Stephen Berrisford, Carline Wanjiku Kihato, Rob McGaffin & Lauren Royston

Saturday, March 15th 2014
Have you seen a Yeti? Story Time

Friday, March 14th 2014
Down in the Basement: Will the real comedian please stand up?

Thursday, March 13th 2014
Launch of Lost & Found in Johannesburg by Mark Gevisser in conversation with Damon Galgut

Tuesday, March 11th 2014
Launch of Invisible Others by Karina Szczurek in conversation with Sally Partridge

Saturday, March 8th 2014
Dressing Up Story Time

Friday, March 7th 2014
Launch of Imagined Liberation by Heribert Adam & Kogila Moodley in conversation with Alex Boraine

Thursday, March 6th 2014
Launch of Marxisms in the 21st Century with editors Michelle Williams & Vishwas Satgar

Wednesday, March 5th 2014
Launch of October by Zoe Wicomb in conversation with Desiree Lewis

Saturday, March 1st 2014
And the Pirates said, “AAAARHHH!!” Story Time

February 2014

Thursday, February 27th 2014
OSF-SA Post Budget Discussion in association with the Book Lounge and the Daily Maverick

Saturday, February 22nd 2014
Journey Story Time

Thursday, February 20th 2014
This is the Third Thursday

Thursday, February 20th 2014
Launch of The Fall of the ANC What Next? by Prince Mashele & Mzukisi Qobo

Wednesday, February 19th 2014
Launch of Shadow Lives by Victoria Brittain

Tuesday, February 18th 2014
Justin Fox vs The Pirates

Saturday, February 15th 2014
I Heart You Story Time

Friday, February 14th 2014
Down in the Basement : Scavenger Hunt + Song: Stone Jets

Wednesday, February 12th 2014
Jonas Jonasson is coming to the Book Lounge!

Tuesday, February 11th 2014
Launch of Rough Music by Ari Sitas

Saturday, February 8th 2014
Trees Story Time

Thursday, February 6th 2014
Rachel McCrumb brings her poetry to the Lounge

Wednesday, February 5th 2014
Launch of The Genius Programme by Graeme Butchart

Saturday, February 1st 2014
A is for apple pie – Alphabet Story Time

January 2014

Thursday, January 30th 2014
Launch of Helen Suzman: Bright Star in a Dark Chamber by Robin Renwick

Saturday, January 25th 2014
Living in the City Story Time

Thursday, January 23rd 2014
Launch of Owning the Future: Lindiwe Mazibuko and the Changing Face of the DA by Donwald Pressly

Tuesday, January 21st 2014
Launch of Brett Murray a Retrospective by Brett Murray

Saturday, January 18th 2014
Going to School Story Time

December 2013

Saturday, December 21st 2013
Starry Night Story Time

Wednesday, December 18th 2013
Holiday Programme: Art

Saturday, December 14th 2013
Summer Time Story Time

Friday, December 13th 2013
Join the Lounge at a Night Market

Thursday, December 12th 2013
Join us and the good folk from Prufrock for the launch of Issue Three: A Tall Drink of Water

Wednesday, December 11th 2013
Max Price speaks to John Higgins about Academic Freedom in a Democratic South Africa.

Wednesday, December 11th 2013
Holiday Programme: In the Garden

Tuesday, December 10th 2013
Join James Whyle as he discusses his new novel Walk with journalist and writer Andrew Donaldson

Saturday, December 7th 2013
Join us for the launch of Sam the Toad in the Hole

Friday, December 6th 2013
Christmas Quiz for Library Project

Thursday, December 5th 2013
Bekendstelling van Joan Hambidge se nuutste digbundel, Meditasies. In gesprek met NB redakteur, Etienne Bloemhof

Wednesday, December 4th 2013
Join Liesl Jobson and contributors at the launch of the Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Anthology 2013

Wednesday, December 4th 2013
Holiday Programme: Curly the Chameleon

Tuesday, December 3rd 2013
Launch of Dance with Suitcase by Dawn Garisch, in conversation with Karin Schimke

Sunday, December 1st 2013
Happy Birthday to Us!

November 2013

Saturday, November 30th 2013
It’s our Birthday Story Time!

Thursday, November 28th 2013
Bekendstelling van Tolbos, die laaste boek in Irma Joubert se Tussen Stasies trilogie. Jan-Jan Joubert vra die belangrike vrae

Wednesday, November 27th 2013
Join the gorgeous Karen Dudley for a taste of her new cookbook at La Cuccina

Wednesday, November 27th 2013
Renowned food-blogger, Marie Viljoen joins us for the launch of her recipe book, 66 Square Feet

Tuesday, November 26th 2013
Mervyn Sloman chats to Max du Preez about his latest book, A Rumour of Spring: South Africa after 20 Years of Democracy

Monday, November 25th 2013
Launch of ‘A Passion for Freedom’ by Mamphela Ramphele – in conversation with Brent Meersman

Saturday, November 23rd 2013
Story Time with Different Endings

Wednesday, November 20th 2013
Zoleka Mandela discusses her memoir, When Hope Whispers with Shado Twala

Tuesday, November 19th 2013
Launch of Bouch at Sahara Park Newlands

Saturday, November 16th 2013
Colours Story Time

Thursday, November 14th 2013
SLiP (Stellenbosch Literary Project) introduce their poetry translation project Many Tongues

Saturday, November 9th 2013
Howdy Partner! Story Time

Thursday, November 7th 2013
Launch of My Second Initiation by Vusi Pikoli and Mandy Wiener, in conversation with Richard Calland

Wednesday, November 6th 2013
Stephen Grootes (Cape Talk, 702 Talk Radio) helps us unwind at the launch of his S.A. Politics Unspun. In conversation with Nic Borain

Tuesday, November 5th 2013
Launch of Pleasure-in-Relating by Susan Groves, in conversation with Toni Stuart

Saturday, November 2nd 2013
Winnie the Witch Story Time

Friday, November 1st 2013
Boekebasaar returns with Oh Mercy

October 2013

Thursday, October 31st 2013
Launch of Categories of Person edited by Megan Jones and Jacob Dlamini. Megan will be in conversation with Prof. Njabulo Ndebele

Wednesday, October 30th 2013
The Horror! The Horror! Bloody Parchment Returns

Tuesday, October 29th 2013
Launch of In the Shadow of Policy, edited by Ben Cousins & Paul Hebinck

Saturday, October 26th 2013
Launch of The Blacks of Cape Town by Carol-Ann Davids in conversation with Henrietta Rose-Innes (at the District 6 Museum)

Saturday, October 26th 2013
Story Time Says Boo!

Thursday, October 24th 2013
Launch of Nobody Will Ever Kill Me by Mbu Maloni

Tuesday, October 22nd 2013
Bekendstelling van Spoorvat saamgestel deur Riana Scheepers en Leti Kleyn

Monday, October 21st 2013
Zakes Mda at The Fugard with his latest novel

Saturday, October 19th 2013
Gallop Story Time

Friday, October 18th 2013
Launch of Sane New World by Ruby Wax, in conversation with Rahla Xenopoulos

Tuesday, October 15th 2013
Launch of Jerm Warfare by Jeremy Nell, in conversation with Ray Hartley

Saturday, October 12th 2013
Bears in Books Story Time

Wednesday, October 9th 2013
2nd Night of African Creative Economic Conference at Book Lounge

Tuesday, October 8th 2013
Launch of Dad: The Power and Beauty of Authentic Fatherhood by Craig Wilkinson

Monday, October 7th 2013
African Creative Economic Conference at Book Lounge

Saturday, October 5th 2013
Friendship Story Time

Wednesday, October 2nd 2013
Launch of False River by Dominique Botha, in conversation with Michiel Heyns

September 2013

Monday, September 30th 2013
Launch of Gandhi’s Printing Press by Isabel Hofmeyr, in conversation with Imraan Coovadia and Bodhisattva Kar

Saturday, September 28th 2013
Grumpy Story Time

Thursday, September 26th 2013
Launch of Left Over by Kobus Moolman

Wednesday, September 25th 2013
Launch of The Zuma Years by Richard Calland, in conversation with Judith February

Saturday, September 21st 2013
Hero Day at Story Time

Wednesday, September 18th 2013
Launch of South Africa’s Renegade Reels: The Making and Public Lives of Black-Centered Films by Litheko Modisane, in conversation with Adam Haupt

Saturday, September 14th 2013
My Forever Friend Launch

Saturday, September 14th 2013
Piggy Story Time

Monday, September 9th 2013
Down in the Basement Goes Hand Drawn : Illustrator Sports

Sunday, September 8th 2013
Launch of Sharp Edges by S.A. Partridge

Saturday, September 7th 2013
Open Book Festival: Ingrid Mennen Story time

Saturday, September 7th 2013
Open Book Festival: Polly Dunbar Story Time

Saturday, September 7th 2013
Open Book Festival : Art for Word Sake Auction

August 2013

Saturday, August 31st 2013
Ballerina Story Time

Saturday, August 24th 2013
Njom-njom Story Time

Thursday, August 22nd 2013
Launch of Welcome to the Real World! by Alex Ferguson-Williams and Lisa Kretschmer

Wednesday, August 21st 2013
Launch of Etienne van Heerden’s In Love’s Place

Tuesday, August 20th 2013
Launch of Falls the Shadow. Editors Kristina Bentley and Laurie Nathan will be in discussion

Saturday, August 17th 2013
Afrikaanse Storietyd

Saturday, August 17th 2013
I Love My Dog Story Time

Friday, August 16th 2013
Down in the Basement! Encore!

Thursday, August 15th 2013
Launch of Of Cops & Robbers by Mike Nicol, in conversation with Karin Brynard

Wednesday, August 14th 2013
Launch of Khadija Heeger’s debut poetry collection, Beyond the Delivery Room

Monday, August 12th 2013
Launch of Panorama by Pieter-Dirk Uys

Saturday, August 10th 2013
Keep the Beach Clean Story Time

Wednesday, August 7th 2013
Launch of The Springbok Factory by Liz McGregor in conversation with John Dobson

Monday, August 5th 2013
Launch of Close to the Bone by Stuart MacBride, in conversation with John Maytham

Monday, August 5th 2013
Open Book meme #5

Saturday, August 3rd 2013
Hoot-hoot, said the Owl! Story Time

Friday, August 2nd 2013
Open Book meme #4

Thursday, August 1st 2013
Launch of Bloody Satisfied

July 2013

Wednesday, July 31st 2013
Launch of Five Lives at Noon by Brent Meersman, in conversation with Nicholas Ashby

Tuesday, July 30th 2013
Launch of Accented Futures by Carli Coetzee, in conversation with Justice Albie Sachs and Prof Harry Garuba

Monday, July 29th 2013
Open Book meme #3

Saturday, July 27th 2013
Girl Power Storytime

Friday, July 26th 2013
Open Book meme #2

Wednesday, July 24th 2013
Launch of Water Music by Margie Orford, in conversation with Marianne Thamm

Wednesday, July 24th 2013
Open Book meme #1

Tuesday, July 23rd 2013
Launch of VuvuzelaNation, with Zapiro and Mike Wills

Saturday, July 20th 2013
Alex Latimer Celebrates Just So Stories with Us

Friday, July 19th 2013
Aargh, said the Pirate Story Time

Wednesday, July 17th 2013
Launch of Big Ups! Vol. 1. An Exciting Short Story Anthology for Young South Africans

Tuesday, July 16th 2013
Launch of Apocalypse Now Now by Charlie Human, in conversation with Lauren Beukes

Saturday, July 13th 2013
We Heart Pigeon! Story Time

Thursday, July 11th 2013
Launch of Shadows by Novuyo Rosa Tshuma in conversation with Lynda Gilfillan

Wednesday, July 10th 2013
Cityscapes Live: Photographer Jason Larkin talks about his new Johannesburg work with Sean O’Toole

Wednesday, July 10th 2013
Holiday Programme: Afternoon Story Time: Oceans

Tuesday, July 9th 2013
Politics By Other Means: The Prospects and Limits to the Right to Education in our Courts. Equal Education discusses these important issues with Justice Kate O’Regan and Geoff Budlender SC

Monday, July 8th 2013
Launch of The Other Side by Hillary Rohde in conversation with Stacey Stent

Saturday, July 6th 2013
Monsters Love Books Story Time

Thursday, July 4th 2013
Launch of Chokers & Survivors by Nathan Trantraal, in conversation with Alfred Schaffer

Wednesday, July 3rd 2013
Holiday Programme: Screening: Zip Zap Circus!

Tuesday, July 2nd 2013
Launch of Crossing the Line by Liza Grobler in conversation with Dr David Klatzow

June 2013

Saturday, June 29th 2013
We Adore Splat the Cat! Story Time

Thursday, June 27th 2013
Launch of Zebra Crossing by Meg Vandermerwe, in conversation with Sindiwe Magona

Wednesday, June 26th 2013
Holiday Programme: Afternoon Story Time : Space!

Tuesday, June 25th 2013
Launch of Love Interrupted by Reneilwe Malatji in conversation with Eva Hunter

Saturday, June 22nd 2013
Afrikaanse Storietyd vir Japsnoete

Saturday, June 22nd 2013
Three Little Pigs Story Time

Thursday, June 20th 2013
Launch of Risk: A Novel by Jason Staggie

Wednesday, June 19th 2013
Launch of What Hidden Lies by Michéle Rowe, in conversation with Mike Nicol

Saturday, June 15th 2013
Flying High Story Time

Thursday, June 13th 2013
Launch of Wolf, Wolf by Eben Venter, in conversation with Marianne Thamm

Saturday, June 8th 2013
Grrr said the Tiger, it’s Story Time

Friday, June 7th 2013
Chris Bradford visits Central Library

Thursday, June 6th 2013
Launch of 21 Yaks and a Speedo by Lewis Pugh

Wednesday, June 5th 2013
Launch of Flat Water Tuesday by Ron Irwin in conversation with John Maytham

Tuesday, June 4th 2013
Launch of Heart, Mind and Money: Using Emotional Intelligence for Financial Success by Vangile Makwakwa, in conversation with Shado Twala

Saturday, June 1st 2013
Ladybugs are the Bestest Story Time

May 2013

Thursday, May 30th 2013
Launch of South African AIDS Activism and Global Health Politics by Mandisa Mbali, in conversation with Steven Robins

Wednesday, May 29th 2013
Launch of An Exceptionally Simple Theory (of Absolutely Everything) by Mark Winkler, in conversation with Lynda Gilfillan

Tuesday, May 28th 2013
Launch of The Verwoerd Who Toyi-Toyied by Melanie Verwoerd, in conversation with Marianne Thamm

Saturday, May 25th 2013
I Heart Books Story time

Friday, May 24th 2013
Confessions of a Hungry Woman Launch

Thursday, May 23rd 2013
Launch of Bar, Bench & Bullshifters by Gerald Friedman and Jeremy Gauntlett

Wednesday, May 22nd 2013
Launch of New South African Review 3: The Second Phase – Tragedy or Farce?

Monday, May 20th 2013
Poetry evening with Oswald Mbuyiseni Mtshali and Antjie Krog

Saturday, May 18th 2013
Wolf, what is the Story Time?

Friday, May 17th 2013
Boeke Basaar!

Thursday, May 16th 2013
Launch of What Dawid Knew by Patricia Glynn

Tuesday, May 14th 2013
Launch of Sister-Sister by Rachel Zadok, in conversation with Henrietta Rose-Innes

Saturday, May 11th 2013
Hats, Crazy Hats! Storytime

Friday, May 10th 2013
Down in the Basement gets Funny again

Wednesday, May 8th 2013
Launch of The Accidental Ambassador by Tony Leon, in conversation with John Maytham

Tuesday, May 7th 2013
Launch of I’m Missing News by Katy Katopodis, in conversation with Vanessa Raphaely

Saturday, May 4th 2013
Let’s go sailing! Storytime

Friday, May 3rd 2013
Misha Glenny discusses DarkMarket – in conversation with Greg Fried

April 2013

Tuesday, April 30th 2013
Launch of Jacketed Women by Jane Bennett and Charmaine Pereira. Jane will be in conversation with Pumla Gqola and Divine Fuh

Saturday, April 27th 2013
We Heart RSA Storytime

Friday, April 26th 2013
Equal Education’s Reflections on our Future: Schools in the Eastern Cape. Panel discussion between Zakes Mda, Sindiwe Magona and Prof Njabulo Ndebele

Thursday, April 25th 2013
Launch of Sanctuary by Christa Kuljian (in conversation with Alan Storey)

Wednesday, April 24th 2013
Launch of Letters to my Son by Mignonne Breier, in conversation with Dawn Garisch, and with readings by Jane English

Saturday, April 20th 2013
Lion vs Rabbit Book Launch Story Time

Friday, April 19th 2013
Launch of The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes

Monday, April 15th 2013
Launch of A Kinship of Bones by Patricia Henderson (in conversation with Fiona Ross)

Saturday, April 13th 2013
Catch your Shadow Story Time

Friday, April 12th 2013
(Getting) Down in the Bassment with Eliezer

Thursday, April 11th 2013
Launch of Ride the Tortoise by Liesl Jobson (in conversation with Margie Orford)

Wednesday, April 10th 2013
Launch of Soulmates: The Story of Mahatma Gandhi & Hermann Kallenbach by Shimon Lev, in conversation with Zubeida Jaffer

Tuesday, April 9th 2013
Launch of Heritage, Culture and Politics in the Postcolony by Daniel Herwitz (in conversation with Pippa Skotnes)

Monday, April 8th 2013
Launch of The Cutting Room by Mary Watson (in conversation with Emma van der Vliet)

Saturday, April 6th 2013
Snappy Crocodile Story Time

Friday, April 5th 2013
iain thomas – i wrote this for you / intentional dissonance / ukulele?

Thursday, April 4th 2013
Launch of Fractured Lives by Toni Strasburg (in conversation with Laurence Dworkin)

Wednesday, April 3rd 2013
Launch of The Things That Could Not Be Said by Frank Chikane (in conversation with Trevor Manuel)

Tuesday, April 2nd 2013
Double launch of The Imagined Child by Joanne Richards and Stepping Out by Steven Boykey Sidley (in conversation with Mervyn Sloman)

March 2013

Saturday, March 30th 2013
Bunnies and Carrots Story time

Wednesday, March 27th 2013
Launch of Cityscapes 3: The Smart City?

Tuesday, March 26th 2013
Launch of The Concentration Camps of the Anglo-Boer War: A Social History by Elizabeth van Heyningen (in conversation with Prof. Albert Grundlingh)

Monday, March 25th 2013
Join Nicholas Ellenbogen as he talks about his production of Alexander McCall Smith’s first opera, The Okavango MacBeth

Saturday, March 23rd 2013
Hugs and Squeezes Story time

Tuesday, March 19th 2013
Down in the Basement: Human Rights Doccie Night – SOLD OUT!

Monday, March 18th 2013
Launch of Cape Town Globalist Edition One: The Sea with guest speakers Kevin Winters, Kimon de Greef and Micha Lau

Saturday, March 16th 2013
Car Story time BROOOOOOM!

Friday, March 15th 2013
Launch of Thirty Second World by Emma van der Vliet (in conversation with Peter Anderson)

Thursday, March 14th 2013
Launch of From Beowulf to Prufrock: One Thousand Years of English Writing by Peter Strauss (in conversation with Derrick Higginbotham)

Tuesday, March 12th 2013
Launch of “Sufi Narratives of Intimacy: Ibn ‘Arabi, Gender and Sexuality” by Sa’diyya Shaikh (in conversation with Farid Esack)

Saturday, March 9th 2013
Sleepover Story Time

Thursday, March 7th 2013
Launch of Rebirth: The Graphic Novel by Daniel Browde and Josh Ryba (in conversation with Andy Mason)

Tuesday, March 5th 2013
Launch of New Contrast #161 featuring Jonty Driver

Saturday, March 2nd 2013
Jiggy-on-down Dancing Story time

February 2013

Thursday, February 28th 2013
Launch of Making Finn by Susan Newham-Blake (in conversation with Margie Orford)

Wednesday, February 27th 2013
Launch of The Housemaid’s Daughter by Barbara Mutch (in conversation with Beverley Roos Muller)

Monday, February 25th 2013
Zine Night Returns to the Book Lounge

Saturday, February 23rd 2013
Brothers and Sisters Story Time

Friday, February 22nd 2013
Launch of The Great African Society by Hlumelo Biko (son of Steve Biko and Mamphela Ramphele). Hlumelo will be in conversation with Judith February

Thursday, February 21st 2013
Launch of Swimming Home by Deborah Levy (in conversation with Imraan Coovadia)

Wednesday, February 20th 2013
Comedy Night at The Book Lounge! – SOLD OUT!!

Saturday, February 16th 2013
I Heart You Story Time

Tuesday, February 12th 2013
Launch of The Idea of the ANC by Anthony Butler (in conversation with Ronnie Kasrils)

Monday, February 11th 2013
Launch of How To Be A Real Gay: Gay Identities in Small-town South Africa by Graeme Reid (in conversation with Zackie Achmat)

Saturday, February 9th 2013
What do you say, dear Story time

Saturday, February 2nd 2013
Let’s go to the Beach Story Time

January 2013

Saturday, January 26th 2013
A is for Ant, B is for Book, C is for Chocolate Storytime

Saturday, January 19th 2013
Going to School Story Time

Saturday, January 12th 2013
Who said there is no such thing as a Gruffalo?

December 2012

Saturday, December 15th 2012
Niki Daly’s Herd Boy tells of Madiba’s Youth

Thursday, December 13th 2012
Launch of Right to Fight by Terry Bell (in conversation with Zapiro and Tony Ehrenreich)

Tuesday, December 11th 2012
Come and meet Peter Goffe-Wood

Monday, December 10th 2012
Launch of Marikana: A View from the Mountain and a Case to Answer, by Peter Alexander, Thapelo Lekgowa, Botsang Mmope, Luke Sinwell and Bongani Xezwi (Peter Alexander will be in conversation with Martin Legassick)

Saturday, December 8th 2012
Festive stories for the Season

Thursday, December 6th 2012
Launch of Slave Emancipation and Racial Attitudes in 19th Century South Africa by Prof. Richard L. Watson featuring keynote speaker Prof. Nigel Worden

Wednesday, December 5th 2012
Launch of Back In From The Anger by Roger Lucey

Saturday, December 1st 2012
Come to our Birthday Party!

Saturday, December 1st 2012
Happy Birthday Book Lounge!

November 2012

Thursday, November 29th 2012
Make Give Sell at City Bowl Market

Wednesday, November 28th 2012
Launch of Endings & Beginnings by Redi Thlabi (in conversation with Africa Melane)

Tuesday, November 27th 2012
Zapiro will be launching But Will It Stand Up In Court?

Saturday, November 24th 2012
Happy Prince visits Story Time

Thursday, November 22nd 2012
Launch of Zuma Exposed by Adriaan Basson (in discussion with Pierre de Vos)

Wednesday, November 21st 2012
Launch of Spearheading Debate: Culture Wars and Uneasy Truces by Stephen Dubin (in conversation with Pippa Skotnes)

Tuesday, November 20th 2012
Launch of Just a Dead Man by Margaret von Klemperer (in conversation with Margie Orford)

Saturday, November 17th 2012
Robots Rule Story time

Friday, November 16th 2012
Taste Abundance with Marlene van der Westhuizen

Thursday, November 15th 2012
Launch Of Southern African Liberation Struggles, edited by Chris Saunders and Hilary Sapire (attended by Chris Saunders, Ben Turok and Sifiso Ndlovu)

Wednesday, November 14th 2012
Launch of The Travelling Rabbi by Rabbi Moshe Silberhaft (in conversation with Philip J. Krawitz)

Tuesday, November 13th 2012
Stephen Ellis launches External Mission in conversation with Prof. Anthony Butler

Saturday, November 10th 2012
Dragons in the House Story time

Friday, November 9th 2012
Launch of White Man’s Numbers by Sunil Shah (in discussion with Mervyn Sloman)

Thursday, November 8th 2012
Launch of After We Said Goodbye by Sean Davison

Wednesday, November 7th 2012
Launch of Life Under Democracy by Dale Yudelman (in discussion with Sean O’Toole)

Wednesday, November 7th 2012
Launch of ‘Lost in Transformation’ by Sampie Terreblanche

Tuesday, November 6th 2012
Launch of Forgotten People by Saleem Badat (in conversation with Terry Bell)

Saturday, November 3rd 2012
We Heart Olivia Story time

Friday, November 2nd 2012
Zine Market Night at the Book Lounge

Thursday, November 1st 2012
Launch of Sailor by Dan Wylie

October 2012

Wednesday, October 31st 2012
Landscape Architecture Cape Town launch

Saturday, October 27th 2012
Say BOO!!! Story time

Friday, October 26th 2012
Blood Parchment : Horrorfest at the Book Lounge

Thursday, October 25th 2012
Launch of From Me to Me by editor, Samantha Page

Wednesday, October 24th 2012
Mamphela Ramphele will be launching her new book Conversations with my Sons and Daughters

Tuesday, October 23rd 2012
Edward-John Bottomley will be launching Poor White (in discussion with Martin Welz) / Edward-John Bottomley stel bekend Armblankes (in gesprek met Martin Welz)

Saturday, October 20th 2012
What are you wearing? Story time

Thursday, October 18th 2012
Launch of Die Aanspraak van Lewende Wesens by Ingrid Winterbach (in conversation with Louise Viljoen)

Tuesday, October 16th 2012
Launch of Death of an Idealist: In Search of Neil Aggett by Beverley Naidoo (in conversation with Jane Rosenthal)

Saturday, October 13th 2012
Bears are Friends Story time

Thursday, October 11th 2012
Launch of Heretic by Shabbir Banoobhai (in discussion with Rustum Kozain)

Saturday, October 6th 2012
Libraries are great for reading Story time

Thursday, October 4th 2012
Gary Hirson will be launching Down The Line (in conversation with Sheryl Ozinsky)

September 2012

Saturday, September 29th 2012
Reviva shows us her not-on-paper African tales for story time

Saturday, September 22nd 2012
Open Book Youth Programme: Emily Gravett is in the House

Wednesday, September 19th 2012
Open Book Youth Programme: How to write for Tweenies: Niki Daly and Elizabeth Wasserman

Wednesday, September 19th 2012
Open Book Youth Programme: Linda Fellowes at Central Library

Tuesday, September 18th 2012
Open Book Youth Programme : Children’s Books vs Books for Children

Tuesday, September 18th 2012
Open Book Youth Programme: Helen Brain at Central Library

Monday, September 17th 2012
Open Book Youth Programme: Sindiwe Magona at Central Library

Saturday, September 15th 2012
Open Book Youth Programme: We love you, Mr Gum!

Saturday, September 15th 2012
Open Book Youth Programme: Zoe and Beans Story Time

Saturday, September 8th 2012
Spring is (nearly) here! Story time

Friday, September 7th 2012
Launch of Thinking up a Hurricane by Martinique Stilwell

Thursday, September 6th 2012
Launch of The Hungry Season: Feeding Southern Africa’s Cities by Leonie Joubert

Wednesday, September 5th 2012
Launch of Neus deur Deborah Steinmair

Tuesday, September 4th 2012
Launch of Crossbones by Nuruddin Farah

Saturday, September 1st 2012
Dream Big Story time

August 2012

Thursday, August 30th 2012
Launch of For You Or Someone Like You by David Chislett (in conversation with Henrietta Rose-Innes)

Wednesday, August 29th 2012
Launch of State of Peril by Dr. Lucy Graham (in conversation with Prof. Rita Barnard)

Tuesday, August 28th 2012
Launch of Restless Nation by William Gumede (in conversation with Raenette Taljaard)

Monday, August 27th 2012
Launch of The Thin Blue Line: Preserving Justice in the 21st Century with guest speakers Margie Orford, Lorna Martin and Andrew Brown

Saturday, August 25th 2012
Tando the Tooth Mouse at the Lounge

Thursday, August 23rd 2012
Launch of ‘Lost in Transformation’ by Sampie Terreblanche

Wednesday, August 22nd 2012
Launch of Rigtingbedonnerd by Fred de Vries

Tuesday, August 21st 2012
Launch of Terra by Jeannette Unite

Saturday, August 18th 2012
Printing in the Afternoon

Saturday, August 18th 2012
Storytime: Happy 25th Birthday, Winnie the Witch!

Thursday, August 16th 2012
Launch of ‘Taking it Easy’ by Andy Fenner

Wednesday, August 15th 2012
Launch of ‘Kry my by die gewone plek aguur’ deur Loftus Marais

Tuesday, August 14th 2012
Launch of ‘Spud – Exit Pursued by Bear’ by John van de Ruit

Monday, August 13th 2012
Launch of ‘South Africa: A Long Walk to a Free Ride’ by Nik Rabinowitz and Gillian Breslin

Saturday, August 11th 2012
Storytime: Sun, Moon and Stars

Wednesday, August 8th 2012
Launch of The Iliad of Homer: A Southern African Translation by Richard Whitaker

Tuesday, August 7th 2012
Literary Evening with Deon Meyer & Mike Nicol

Tuesday, August 7th 2012
Launch of ‘Shame: Confessions of an Aid Worker in Africa’ by Jillian Reilly

Monday, August 6th 2012
Launch of ‘Books to Die For’ by John Connolly

Saturday, August 4th 2012
Brave knights to the rescue

Thursday, August 2nd 2012
Launch of ‘The Great Agony and Purel Laughter of the Gods’ by Jamala Safari

July 2012

Saturday, July 28th 2012
Woof! Tweet! Pets

Friday, July 27th 2012
Beatenburg + Art Auction for Library Project

Thursday, July 26th 2012
Discussion of 2 publications by STIAS at Stellenbosch University: The Humanist Imperative and Democracy Under Stress

Wednesday, July 25th 2012
Ubuntu & the Law; African Ideals and Postapartheid Jurisprudence with Drucilla Cornell

Tuesday, July 24th 2012
In My Element by Theodore Yach

Saturday, July 21st 2012
Storytime: Octopi!

Thursday, July 19th 2012
Groundwork by Rustum Kozain

Wednesday, July 18th 2012
Om die Gedagte van Geel deur Petra Muller

Saturday, July 14th 2012
I am an Artist Story time

Friday, July 13th 2012
Govan Mbeki by Colin Bundy

Thursday, July 12th 2012
Before We Say Goodbye by Sean Davison

Wednesday, July 11th 2012
Story Crafternoon 3 : Animals

Tuesday, July 10th 2012
Freedom Never Rests by James Kilgore

Saturday, July 7th 2012
Brave Firefighters Story Time

Wednesday, July 4th 2012
Text Editing with John Linnegar

Wednesday, July 4th 2012
Story Crafternoon 2 : Ships at Sea

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012
Einstryd/Endgame – Willie Esterhuyse

June 2012

Saturday, June 30th 2012
Celebrate the African Hadeda

Saturday, June 30th 2012
Bicyles galore Story time

Friday, June 29th 2012
Under Our Skin by Don McRae

Thursday, June 28th 2012
For the Mercy of Water by Karen Jayes at The Book Lounge

Wednesday, June 27th 2012
Inkarna by Nerine Dorman

Wednesday, June 27th 2012
Story Crafternoon 1 : Trees

Tuesday, June 26th 2012
London Recruits: the Secret War Against Apartheid, with Ken Keable and Ronnie Kasrils

Saturday, June 23rd 2012
It’s Winter! Let’s read stories

Friday, June 22nd 2012
Sex Genes & Rock ‘n’ Roll by Rob Brooks

Thursday, June 21st 2012
Songs and Secrets by Barry Gilder

Wednesday, June 20th 2012
Refugees tales at The Book Lounge

Tuesday, June 19th 2012
Launch of ‘Mobinomics: Mxit and Africa’s Mobile Revolution’ by Alan Knott-Craig

Monday, June 18th 2012
Inheriting the Earth by Jill Nudelman

Saturday, June 16th 2012
The Joy of Being a Kid : Storytime

Friday, June 15th 2012
Tanuki Ichiban by Zinaid Meeran

Thursday, June 14th 2012
Who Rules South Africa? by Martin Plaut & Paul Holden

Thursday, June 14th 2012
Perspectives: the Seach for Tomorrow’s Leader from Tsiba

Wednesday, June 13th 2012
Finding Soutbek by Karen Jennings

Tuesday, June 12th 2012
Cedric Nunn’s Call & Response at The Book Lounge

Saturday, June 9th 2012
Squirrel seeks friends for Story time

Thursday, June 7th 2012
Life Underwater by Ken Barris

Wednesday, June 6th 2012
Cat Hellisen launches beautiful cross over novel

Saturday, June 2nd 2012
Discover Penguin’s Hidden Talent with us

Saturday, June 2nd 2012
Ithemba the Rhino Saves the Day

May 2012

Thursday, May 31st 2012
Invisible Furies by Michiel Heyns

Wednesday, May 30th 2012
Nicoli Nattrass discussing AIDS Conspiracy

Tuesday, May 29th 2012
Children’s books vs Books for Children

Saturday, May 26th 2012
Goat and Donkey at the Lounge

Thursday, May 24th 2012
40s Glamour with Bubbles Launch

Wednesday, May 23rd 2012
Launch of Thieves at the Table by David Lewis

Tuesday, May 22nd 2012
Launch of ‘Strikes have Followed me All my Life’ by Emma Mashinini

Saturday, May 19th 2012
Good bye, Maurice Sendak

Thursday, May 17th 2012
Launch of ‘The Garden of Evening Mists’ by Tan Twan Eng

Wednesday, May 16th 2012
Eye on the Diamonds by Terry Crawford-Browne

Tuesday, May 15th 2012
A welcome return to the Book Lounge for Alexandra Fuller

Saturday, May 12th 2012
Storytime: Charlie and Lola

Friday, May 11th 2012
Cityscapes II now here

Thursday, May 10th 2012
Launch of Below Luck Level by Barbara Erasmus

Wednesday, May 9th 2012
‘Rhumba’ by Elaine Proctor

Tuesday, May 8th 2012
The Launch of Andrew Brown’s new novel, Solace

Saturday, May 5th 2012
Storytime: Penguins

Thursday, May 3rd 2012
Karen Dudley and Sam Woulidge talk food

Wednesday, May 2nd 2012
Raenette Taljaard gets Up in Arms

April 2012

Saturday, April 28th 2012
Tilly and Sara are Friends

Thursday, April 26th 2012
Launch of Absent Tongues by Kelwyn Sole

Wednesday, April 25th 2012
Imagining the Cape Colony by David Johnson

Tuesday, April 24th 2012
When in Broad Daylight I Open My Eyes

Monday, April 23rd 2012
“Conversations with Bourdieu” at The Book Lounge

Saturday, April 21st 2012
Super Heroes Save the Day at Story Time

Thursday, April 19th 2012
Thursday, 19 April, at 5:30 for 6:00pm – Launch of Lifelines and Then Light Went Black, published by the Human Rights Media Centr

Wednesday, April 18th 2012
Een stad Drie Rooikoppe Sewe Dae Enigste Book Lounge

Tuesday, April 17th 2012
Launch of “The Institute for Taxi Poetry” by Imraan Coovadia

Saturday, April 14th 2012
Launch of Bonsai & Geronimo

Thursday, April 12th 2012
Launch of Lessons in Husbandry by Shaida Kazie Ali

Wednesday, April 11th 2012
Eloquent Body by Dawn Garisch

Saturday, April 7th 2012
Bunny hop for Story time

Thursday, April 5th 2012
City Soirée

March 2012

Saturday, March 31st 2012
Classic stories for Saturday

Friday, March 30th 2012
Picador Turns 40 with Art Auction

Thursday, March 29th 2012
Bekendstelling van ‘Herinneringe aan Parys’ deur André P. Brink

Wednesday, March 28th 2012
Kaapstad Karma-Polisie Ontmoet die Bokke deur Louis de Villiers

Saturday, March 24th 2012
Funny Stories This Time

Thursday, March 22nd 2012
Cape Town Between East and West launch

Tuesday, March 20th 2012
Launch of ‘Looking for Trouble’ by Colleen Higgs

Saturday, March 17th 2012
Rainbows for all reasons story time

Thursday, March 15th 2012
Launch of ‘Eight Days in September’ by Frank Chikane

Wednesday, March 14th 2012
Global Health Watch 3 launch

Tuesday, March 13th 2012
South African Literature History launch

Saturday, March 10th 2012
Panda-monium at story time!

Thursday, March 8th 2012
Alternatives to Privatisation: Public Options for Essential Services in the Global South

Wednesday, March 7th 2012
Custody by Manju Kapur

Tuesday, March 6th 2012
Launch of ‘Bare and Breaking: Poems’ by Karin Schimke

Saturday, March 3rd 2012
Old favourites Story time

Thursday, March 1st 2012
Joan Hambidge: Lot se Vrou

February 2012

Tuesday, February 28th 2012
Launch of Against the Odds: A History of Zimbabwe Project Trust by Mary Ndlovu

Saturday, February 25th 2012
Leap Year (Story) Time

Saturday, February 18th 2012
Things that Go Story time

Wednesday, February 15th 2012
Fanie Naudé: Alfabet van die Voëls

Saturday, February 11th 2012
I heart you Story time

Thursday, February 9th 2012
Lee-Roy Chetty: Imagining Web 3.0

Wednesday, February 8th 2012
Silver Highlights: Poems by Azila Talit Reisenberger

Saturday, February 4th 2012
Ballet twirly tales for story time

January 2012

Tuesday, January 31st 2012
Robert Fridjhon: Caterpillar Seas

Saturday, January 28th 2012
Living in the city story time

Friday, January 27th 2012
Ink vs Ink : Cape Town Tattoo Convention

Tuesday, January 24th 2012
Richard de Nooy: The Big Stick

Saturday, January 21st 2012
ABC rhymes with me!

Saturday, January 14th 2012
Going to School Story time

December 2011

Wednesday, December 28th 2011
Make our own Notebooks : Holiday Activity

Wednesday, December 21st 2011
Let’s make our own cards: Holiday Activity

Saturday, December 17th 2011
Festive favourites for Story time

Thursday, December 15th 2011
Christmas Stock Signing @ Café Nood

Wednesday, December 14th 2011
Holiday activities at The Book Lounge

Saturday, December 10th 2011
Starry Night for Stories Bright

Thursday, December 8th 2011
“Milnerton Market” by Dave Southwood at The Book Lounge

Wednesday, December 7th 2011
Voorbladnooi by Nelle Dreyer @ The Book Lounge

Monday, December 5th 2011
Andrew Feinstein’s new book on the Arms Deal at The Fugard Theatre

Saturday, December 3rd 2011
Beach day for Story time

Thursday, December 1st 2011
The Book Lounge 4th Birthday Party!!!

November 2011

Wednesday, November 30th 2011
Jenny Morris @ La Cuccina

Wednesday, November 30th 2011
David Kramer Launch

Tuesday, November 29th 2011
Launch of ‘Diesel and Dust’ by Obie Oberholzer

Saturday, November 26th 2011
Poetry Reading: Janet Rodney & Nathaniel Tarn

Saturday, November 26th 2011
Whale Tales or tails at Story time

Friday, November 25th 2011
Keeping a Sharp Eye : 100 Years of Cartoons by Peter Vale

Thursday, November 24th 2011
The ANC & the Regeneration of Political Power @ Lobby Books

Thursday, November 24th 2011
Launch of Eish but is it English?

Wednesday, November 23rd 2011
Conscious Cuisine a vegetarian adventure

Tuesday, November 22nd 2011
Launch of ‘The Last Sushi’ by Zapiro @ the Book Lounge

Saturday, November 19th 2011
Silly stories for Saturday morning

Wednesday, November 16th 2011
Launch of new memoir by Michael Mansfield QC – ‘Memoirs of a Radical Lawyer’

Tuesday, November 15th 2011
Launch of Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Anthology

Monday, November 14th 2011
New South African Review 2 launch

Saturday, November 12th 2011
Abby’s Aquarium : Predators at story time

Saturday, November 12th 2011
Launch of ‘Visual Century’

Thursday, November 10th 2011
Devil in the Detail: Arms deal book at the ISS

Wednesday, November 9th 2011
Launch of “The South African Letters of Thomas Pringle”

Tuesday, November 8th 2011
Launch of “Missing and Murdered” by Alan G. Morris

Saturday, November 5th 2011
Winnie the Witch and Wilbur story time

Thursday, November 3rd 2011
Launch of ‘Woman Unfolding’ by Jenna Mervis

Wednesday, November 2nd 2011
“Hiervandaan” deur Dana Snyman

Tuesday, November 1st 2011
“Sea of Wise Insects” by Terry Westby-Nunn

October 2011

Monday, October 31st 2011
“Mankepank” deur Antjie Krog

Saturday, October 29th 2011
Catch the waves with Surfing Sally

Thursday, October 27th 2011
Bekendstelling: Sirkusboere deur Sonja Loots

Wednesday, October 26th 2011
Horrorfest reading at the Blood Lounge

Tuesday, October 25th 2011
Queen of Crime returns to the Lounge

Tuesday, October 25th 2011
Tim Noakes at Café Nood

Saturday, October 22nd 2011
Spooky stories for little ones

Thursday, October 20th 2011
Launch of ‘Trackers’ by Deon Meyer

Wednesday, October 19th 2011
Geoffrey Haresnape launches “Where the Wind Wills”

Tuesday, October 18th 2011
Launch of “South Africa’s World Cup: A Legacy for Whom?” edited by Eddie Cottle

Saturday, October 15th 2011
Come and meet Floppy the Dog!

Friday, October 14th 2011
Bosman in Afrikaans! “In die Withaak se Skadu en ander oom Schalk Lourens stories”

Thursday, October 13th 2011
Launch of Divine Justice by Joanne Hichens @ The Kimberley Hotel

Wednesday, October 12th 2011
Launch of the new Alexandra Fuller – “Cocktail Hour under the Tree of Forgetfulness”

Tuesday, October 11th 2011
Launch of “African Sexualities” by Sylvia Tamale

Saturday, October 8th 2011
We love you, Earth story time

Thursday, October 6th 2011
Launch of The Final Prize by Norman Levy

Saturday, October 1st 2011
You are my Favourite Bear Story time

September 2011

Wednesday, September 28th 2011
Fiona Forde talks about her book on Malema

Saturday, September 24th 2011
Beverley Naidoo visits The Book Lounge

Saturday, September 24th 2011
Fun with Sindiwe Ngona and Colour Africa at Story time

Saturday, September 17th 2011
Curious George story time! Monkeys!

Thursday, September 15th 2011
‘Blue Rivers: Poems’ by Douglas Reid Skinner

Wednesday, September 14th 2011
Hope, Pain & Patience: The Lives of Women in South Sudan edited by Frederike Bubenzer and Orly Stern

Wednesday, September 14th 2011
Eugene Cassons @ The Taj Cape Town

Tuesday, September 13th 2011
Launch of ‘Barend de Wet: A Monograph’ by Kathryn Smith

Saturday, September 10th 2011
Spring time Flower time for Story time

Thursday, September 8th 2011
Scottish-Ghanaian author, Lesley Lokko, at the Lounge

Tuesday, September 6th 2011
You are Awesome at the Book Lounge

Saturday, September 3rd 2011
Shaun Tomson reads from ‘The Surfer’s Code’ and ‘Krazy Kreatures’

Saturday, September 3rd 2011
Thumbelina Puppet Show for Story time

August 2011

Saturday, August 27th 2011
Snappy Teeth Storytime

Thursday, August 25th 2011
Martin Legassick @ The Book Lounge

Thursday, August 25th 2011
“Metal That Will Not Bend” @ Lobby Books

Saturday, August 20th 2011
Celebrate Julia Donaldson with us at story time

Thursday, August 18th 2011
Ingrid de Kok launches new poetry collection

Tuesday, August 16th 2011
Celebrate with Ronnie Kasrils and the Unlikely Secret Agent

Saturday, August 13th 2011
Toot-toot with Thomas and Friends

Thursday, August 11th 2011
Jassy Mackenzie launches Worst Case at The Book Lounge

Monday, August 8th 2011
Drucilla Cornell launches ‘Symbolic Forms for a New Humanity: Cultural and Racial Reconfigurations of Critical Theory’

Saturday, August 6th 2011
Story time : Fairy Tales

Friday, August 5th 2011
Martin Meredith returns!

Thursday, August 4th 2011
Funny stories: Shaggy at The Book Lounge

Wednesday, August 3rd 2011
Feast on Cakebread at La Cuccina

July 2011

Saturday, July 30th 2011
Storytime: Celebrating new imprint Nosy Crow

Thursday, July 28th 2011
The Edge of Things at The Book Lounge

Wednesday, July 27th 2011
Maya Fowler & SA Partridge @ El Burro, Greenpoint

Saturday, July 23rd 2011
Storytime: Cats vs Dogs

Thursday, July 21st 2011
Stranger at Home by Ashlee Neser

Saturday, July 16th 2011
Storytime: Winter Days

Thursday, July 14th 2011
Special Offer: History Boys at Theatre on the Bay

Thursday, July 14th 2011
On Solid Ground by Gabi Lubowski

Wednesday, July 13th 2011
The One and Only Pieter-Dirk Uys at the Book Lounge

Tuesday, July 12th 2011
Kyk my in die oë deur Elsabé Brits

Friday, July 8th 2011
City Soirée: In Other Words at The Book Lounge

Thursday, July 7th 2011
Diane Awerbuck with Cabin Fever at The Book Lounge

Tuesday, July 5th 2011
Finding Sarah by Joanne Jowell

Saturday, July 2nd 2011
Storytime: The Wild West

June 2011

Thursday, June 30th 2011
Donkerkamer deur Fourie Botha

Wednesday, June 29th 2011
Tammi Forman at La Cuccina with Cooking for an Allergy-Free Lifestyle

Wednesday, June 29th 2011
Launch of revised edition of Wild Law by Cormac Cullinan

Tuesday, June 28th 2011
Launch of Suitable Girl by Michelle McGrane

Monday, June 27th 2011
Future Inheritance at The Book Lounge

Saturday, June 25th 2011
Storytime: Dragons

Friday, June 24th 2011
Deadlands Zombie evening at The Book Lounge

Thursday, June 23rd 2011
Launch of Reclaiming the L-Word

Wednesday, June 22nd 2011
Launch of Diepsloot by Anton Harber

Tuesday, June 21st 2011
Short Story Day South

Saturday, June 18th 2011
Storytime: Hats

Wednesday, June 15th 2011
Tretchikoff: The People’s Painter

Tuesday, June 14th 2011
Launch of “South Africa and India: Shaping the Global South”

Monday, June 13th 2011
Allergy-free Cooking with Tammi Forman

Saturday, June 11th 2011
Storytime: Kipper’s Birthday

Thursday, June 9th 2011
The Boy who Cried Ninja Grown up Storytime with Alex Latimer

Tuesday, June 7th 2011
Launch of Eating From One Pot by Sarah Mosoetsa

Monday, June 6th 2011
Arthur C Clarke Party for Zoo City by Lauren Beukes

Saturday, June 4th 2011
Storytime: Charlie and Lola

Friday, June 3rd 2011
We Love Matilda Fundraiser

May 2011

Tuesday, May 31st 2011
Jungle Jim Launch

Saturday, May 28th 2011
Storytime: The five senses

Thursday, May 26th 2011
Launch of Living Better Living Longer by Professor Lionel H. Opie

Tuesday, May 24th 2011
Launch of The Politics of a South African Frontier by Martin Legassick

Saturday, May 21st 2011
Storytime: Temba and the Dream Giver

Thursday, May 19th 2011
Launch of African PEN New Writing 2011

Monday, May 16th 2011
Meet the author of AYA at Alliance Francaise

Monday, May 16th 2011
No Land! No House! No Vote! Voices from Symphony Way

Saturday, May 14th 2011
A Wish This Big by Ingrid Mennen & Katrin Coetzer

Thursday, May 12th 2011
Public Lecture on “SA’s energy future – Coal, Nuclear or Renewables” by Muna Lakhani

Wednesday, May 11th 2011
Launch of Justin Cartwright’s Other People’s Money

Tuesday, May 10th 2011
Launch of Ivan Vladislavic’s “Double Negative”

Saturday, May 7th 2011
Storytime: Book Lounge Band

Thursday, May 5th 2011
Hemispheres: Inside a Stroke by Karen Lazar

Wednesday, May 4th 2011
Gesprekke met Merkwaardige Mense deur Murray La Vita

Tuesday, May 3rd 2011
Paige Nick: This Way Up

April 2011

Saturday, April 30th 2011
Storytime: Dinosaurs

Saturday, April 23rd 2011
Storytime: Bunny Day

Thursday, April 21st 2011
Launch of Object Relations in Depression by Trevor Lubber

Wednesday, April 20th 2011
Sarah Penny: Lies We Shared

Monday, April 18th 2011
Launch of Together by Julius Chingono & John Eppel

Saturday, April 16th 2011
Moemin kom kuier vir ons! Saterdag 16 April om 11vm

Thursday, April 14th 2011
Lost Ground by Michiel Heyns

Wednesday, April 13th 2011
Launch of Joonie by Rayda Jacobs

Tuesday, April 12th 2011
As die Woorde Begin Droom deur Wilhelm Knobel

Wednesday, April 6th 2011
Launch of Killing Kebble by Mandy Wiener

March 2011

Thursday, March 31st 2011
Helen Douglas – Love & Arms: Violence and Justification after Levinas

Wednesday, March 30th 2011
Ben Turok: Understanding the ANC Today

Tuesday, March 29th 2011
Annie Holmes – Hope Deferred: Narratives of Zimbabwean Lives

Thursday, March 24th 2011
Food Auction for Ikamvayouth

Tuesday, March 22nd 2011
Edge of the Table: Fourteen Cape Flats Youths tell their life stories

Sunday, March 20th 2011
Support for Nobel Laureate Liu Xiaobo

Thursday, March 17th 2011
Magema Fuze: The Making of a Kholwa Intellectual by Hlonipha Mokoena

Tuesday, March 15th 2011
Brent Meersman: Reports before Daybreak

Saturday, March 12th 2011
Storytime: Shapes

Thursday, March 10th 2011
Marie Darrieussecq @ the Alliance Française

Thursday, March 10th 2011
Brian Raftopolous and Henry Bernstein – Zimbabwe’s Land Reforms: Myths and Realities

Saturday, March 5th 2011
Storytime: Foxes

Wednesday, March 2nd 2011
Tom Eaton Writing Course

February 2011

Saturday, February 26th 2011
Storytime: Aesop’s Fables

Thursday, February 24th 2011
Christine Stevens: Harvest Diaries @ La Cuccina

Wednesday, February 23rd 2011
What is the emerging Aesthetic of our times? A talk from Natural’s Cool

Tuesday, February 22nd 2011
Daniel R. Magaziner: The Law and the Prophets – Black Consciousness in South Africa 1968-1977 @ Lobby Books

Tuesday, February 22nd 2011
Jonny Steinberg: Little Liberia

Saturday, February 19th 2011
Storytime: Art

Thursday, February 17th 2011
Beverley-Ann Jacobsz: Ambrosia poetry CD launch

Wednesday, February 16th 2011
Cherryl Walker, Anna Bohlin, Ruth Hall & Thembele Kepe: Land, Memory, Reconstruction and Justice

Saturday, February 12th 2011
Storytime: Love

Wednesday, February 9th 2011
Nigel Penn: Written Culture in a Colonial Context: Africa and the Americas, 1500-1899

Saturday, February 5th 2011
Storytime: Chinese New Year

Wednesday, February 2nd 2011
Stephen Ellis – Season of Rains: Africa and the World

January 2011

Saturday, January 29th 2011
Storytime: ABC

Friday, January 28th 2011
Tattoo Convention 28th – 30th January

Thursday, January 27th 2011
New Contrast Magazine 50th Birthday!

Saturday, January 22nd 2011
Storytime: First day at school

Thursday, January 20th 2011
Colleen Higgs: Lava Lamp – Poems

Saturday, January 15th 2011
Storytime: Summer

December 2010

Saturday, December 18th 2010
Storytime: Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, December 15th 2010
Neighbourgoods Christmas Night Market

Wednesday, December 15th 2010
Christmas Signing @ Café Nood

Saturday, December 11th 2010
Storytime: Starry Night

Saturday, December 11th 2010
Peter Veldsman’s Blissful Bites at Café Nood

Thursday, December 9th 2010
Andy Mason and John Curtis

Saturday, December 4th 2010
Storytime: Andile’s Kite

Wednesday, December 1st 2010
It’s Our Birthday!

November 2010

Saturday, November 27th 2010
Storytime: Madeline

Friday, November 26th 2010
Nick Norman: The Extraordinary World of Diamonds

Thursday, November 25th 2010
Joint launch of In the Dark With My Dress on Fire by Blanche La Guma and Alex La Guma by Roger Field @ Lobby Books

Thursday, November 25th 2010
Finuala Dowling: Difficult to Explain @ The Book Lounge

Thursday, November 25th 2010
Zapiro: Combined Launch of Do You Know Who I Am and ZA News 2 @ The ZA News Studio, 80 Jordaan Street

Wednesday, November 24th 2010
James Clelland: Deeper than Colour

Tuesday, November 23rd 2010
Celebrating the 2009 Sanlam Prize for Youth Literature

Monday, November 22nd 2010
Kerry Hammerton: These are the Lies I Told You

Saturday, November 20th 2010
Storytime: Dinosaurs

Friday, November 19th 2010
Riaan Manser: Around Madagascar on My Kayak

Wednesday, November 17th 2010
Peter Harris: Birth @ The Central Library

Wednesday, November 17th 2010
Peter Harris @ Café Nood

Tuesday, November 16th 2010
Ronnie Apteker: Funny Business – The Secrets of an Accidental Entrepreneur

Monday, November 15th 2010
Max du Preez: Oor Krygers Korrelkoppe en Konkelaars

Friday, November 12th 2010
Phil Clark: The Gacaca Courts, Post-Genocide Justice and Reconciliation in Rwanda

Friday, November 12th 2010
Tina Bester: Fun in the Kitchen @ La Cuccina

Thursday, November 11th 2010
Sarah Lotz and Mike Nicol @ Café Nood

Thursday, November 11th 2010
John S. Saul: Revolutionary Traveler – Freeze-Frames From a Life

Wednesday, November 10th 2010
Adekeye Adebajo: The Curse of Berlin – Africa After the Cold War

Tuesday, November 9th 2010
Denis Beckett: Radical Middle – Confessions of an Accidental Revolutionary

Monday, November 8th 2010
Peter Godwin: The Fear – The Last Days of Robert Mugabe

Saturday, November 6th 2010
Storytime: Gardens

Thursday, November 4th 2010
Cameron Ewart-Smith: Getaway – 21 Years of African Travel Writing

Thursday, November 4th 2010
Graeme Friedman: The Fossil Artist @ The Sendiggestig Museum

Wednesday, November 3rd 2010
Deborah Lavin: Friendship and Union – The Letters of Patrick Duncan and Maud Selborne, 1907-1943

Tuesday, November 2nd 2010
Dennis Beckett: Radical Middle – Confessions of an Accidental Revolutionary

October 2010

Saturday, October 30th 2010
Storytime: Hallowe'en

Thursday, October 28th 2010
Paul S. Landau: Popular Politics in the History of South Africa, 1400–1948

Wednesday, October 27th 2010
Bloody Parchment – Horrorfest comes to the Book Lounge

Tuesday, October 26th 2010
Lucia Saks: Cinema in a Democratic South Africa – The Race for Representation

Monday, October 25th 2010
Anthony Butler: Paying for Politics

Saturday, October 23rd 2010
Storytime: Counting

Thursday, October 21st 2010
Tony Fitzjohn: Born Wild @ the Taj Cape Town

Tuesday, October 19th 2010
Kristen Palitza & Helen Struthers: What is Left Unsaid – Reporting the South African HIV Epidemic

Monday, October 18th 2010
Popular Politics and Resistance Movements in South Africa

Saturday, October 16th 2010
Storytime: Beasts

Thursday, October 14th 2010
Laurence Piper: To Serve and Protect – The Inkathagate Scandal

Wednesday, October 13th 2010
Maurice Kibel: General Tso's Chicken and the 7 Deadly Sins

Tuesday, October 12th 2010
Donvé Lee: An Intimate War

Saturday, October 9th 2010
Storytime: Rita and her dog, Whatsit

Thursday, October 7th 2010
Herman Wasserman: Tabloid Journalism in South Africa

Wednesday, October 6th 2010
Ingrid Anderson – Piece Work: Poems

Monday, October 4th 2010
Shaun de Waal: 25 Years of the Mail & Guardian

Saturday, October 2nd 2010
Storytime: Where's Wally?

September 2010

Thursday, September 30th 2010
@ CIFA – Sound Space Design: The Architecture of Don Albert & Partners

Thursday, September 30th 2010
Alastair Bruce: Wall of Days

Wednesday, September 29th 2010
Celebrating Damon Galgut

Tuesday, September 28th 2010
@ Café Nood – Raymond Ackerman: A Sprat to Catch a Mackerel

Tuesday, September 28th 2010
Rochelle Le Roux & Alan Rycroft: Harassment in the Workplace

Saturday, September 25th 2010
Storytime: Science

Thursday, September 23rd 2010
Lindsay Bremner: Writing the City into Being: Essays on Johannesburg 1998-2008

Tuesday, September 21st 2010
@ La Cuccina: Justice Kamanga – Tastes of Africa

Tuesday, September 21st 2010
Debra Kaminer and Gillian Eagle: Traumatic Stress

Monday, September 20th 2010
Stephen Malherbe: Living with my X

Monday, September 20th 2010
@ CIFA: Antoni Folkers – Modern Architecture in Africa

Saturday, September 18th 2010
Storytime: Babar

Thursday, September 16th 2010
Bridget Pitt

Saturday, September 11th 2010
Storytime: Sloths

Wednesday, September 8th 2010
Nicole Jaekel Strauss: Maal

Saturday, September 4th 2010
Storytime: Spring

August 2010

Saturday, August 28th 2010
Storytime: Mr Men

Friday, August 27th 2010
Happy Birthday to Sindiwe Magona!

Thursday, August 26th 2010
The Bed Book of Short Stories edited by Joanne Hichens and Laurie Kubuitsile

Tuesday, August 24th 2010
Creamy EWOK Baggends: Pimp My Poetry

Tuesday, August 24th 2010
Tuesday 24th August, 5.30 for 6pm – Creamy EWOK Baggends: Pimp My Poetry

Saturday, August 21st 2010
Storytime: Sindiwe Magona

Thursday, August 19th 2010
Beverly Ryvroft: Missing

Wednesday, August 18th 2010
Anne Kelk Mager: Beer, Sociability and Masculinity in South Africa

Tuesday, August 17th 2010
Poets Against Xenophobia

Saturday, August 14th 2010
Storytime: Robots

Friday, August 13th 2010
John Peffer: Art & the End of Apartheid

Thursday, August 12th 2010
Max du Preez: Launch of the new edition of Pale Native

Wednesday, August 11th 2010
Ronnie Kasrils: An Unlikely Secret Agent

Saturday, August 7th 2010
Storytime: Little Monkeys

Thursday, August 5th 2010
Sarah Lotz: Tooth and Nailed

Wednesday, August 4th 2010
Jane Katyavivi: Undisciplined Heart

Tuesday, August 3rd 2010
Aniel Botha: 'n Dans met die Dood

July 2010

Saturday, July 31st 2010
Storytime: Cool Nguni

Friday, July 30th 2010
Jay Naidoo: Fighting for Justice

Friday, July 30th 2010
Fanie du Toit and Erik Doxtader at Lobby Books – In the Balance: South Africans debate Reconciliation

Thursday, July 29th 2010
Wole Soyinka: You Must Set Forth at Dawn – A Memoir

Wednesday, July 28th 2010
Andie Miller: Slow Motion

Tuesday, July 27th 2010
Open Shuhada Street Lecture: Shamil Jeppie

Saturday, July 24th 2010
Storytime: Friendship Day

Friday, July 23rd 2010
James Brabazon: My Friend the Mercenary – A Memoir

Thursday, July 22nd 2010
Charles van Onselen: Masked Raiders – Irish Banditry in South Africa

Thursday, July 22nd 2010
Caine Prize Winner Femi Terry at Lobby Books

Wednesday, July 21st 2010
Bill Nasson: The War for South Africa – The Anglo-Boer War of 1899

Tuesday, July 20th 2010
Lynn Carneson: Red in the Rainbow

Saturday, July 17th 2010
Storytime: Things We Don't Eat

Thursday, July 15th 2010
Henrietta Rose-Innes: Homing

Tuesday, July 13th 2010
Justin Fox: Marginal Safari

Saturday, July 10th 2010
Storytime: Dorothy Kowen

Saturday, July 10th 2010
Storytime: Dorothy Cowen Gift of Gold

Thursday, July 8th 2010
Denis Goldberg: The Mission

Wednesday, July 7th 2010
Melissa Butler: removing

Monday, July 5th 2010
On the Sofa with David Baddiel and Frank Skinner

Saturday, July 3rd 2010
Storytime: Polar Bears

Thursday, July 1st 2010
Sasha Polokow-Suransky: The Unspoken Alliance

June 2010

Wednesday, June 30th 2010
National Geographic for Kids

Tuesday, June 29th 2010
Gaby Magomola: Robben Island to Wall Street

Saturday, June 26th 2010
Storytime: Moonlight

Friday, June 25th 2010
Athi-Patra Ruga

Thursday, June 24th 2010
Lewis Gordon Pugh: Achieving the Impossible

Wednesday, June 23rd 2010
Nicole the Great White Shark

Monday, June 21st 2010
Dr Mongane Wally Serote: Quite Footsteps

Saturday, June 19th 2010
Storytime: Sindiwe Magona

Friday, June 18th 2010
Poetry Evening: Liesl Jobson, Alan Finlay and Ken Barris

Thursday, June 17th 2010
Allister Sparks

Wednesday, June 16th 2010
Youth Day: Tintin at the Movies

Monday, June 14th 2010
Deborah Steinmair: Marike se laaste dans

Saturday, June 12th 2010
Storytime: Stories from Around the World

Thursday, June 10th 2010
Nina Mensing: A Manic Marriage

Wednesday, June 9th 2010
Robert Edward Bolton: Late Quatrains – Exercises and Complaints

Wednesday, June 9th 2010
Marilyn Honikman: The Mystery of the SS Waratah and the Avocado Tree

Tuesday, June 8th 2010
Johann Maree: Collective Bargaining in South Africa

Saturday, June 5th 2010
Storytime: World Cup Fever!

Thursday, June 3rd 2010
Open Shuhada Street Lecture: The Goldstone Report

Wednesday, June 2nd 2010
Antony Altbeker: Fruit of a Poisoned Tree

Tuesday, June 1st 2010
Jenny Cargill: Trick or Treat – Rethinking the Future of BEE

May 2010

Saturday, May 29th 2010
Storytime: Oliver Jeffers Day

Friday, May 28th 2010
Encounters with André Brink

Thursday, May 27th 2010
Patricia Schonstein: Banquet at Brabazan

Wednesday, May 26th 2010
Braam Malherbe: The Great Run – Conquering the Sleeping Dragon Within: Life's Lessons on the Run

Tuesday, May 25th 2010
Lauren Beukes: Zoo City

Monday, May 24th 2010
Open Shehuda Street Lectures: Should Israel be Boycotted?

Saturday, May 22nd 2010
Storytime: Horses

Friday, May 21st 2010
Ingrid Winterbach: Benederyk

Thursday, May 20th 2010
How 2 Help – A guide to worthy causes in Cape Town

Tuesday, May 18th 2010
Tina Bester at La Cuccina

Tuesday, May 18th 2010
Muriel Barbery at the Book Lounge

Monday, May 17th 2010
Ivan Vladislavić: Flashback Hotel

Saturday, May 15th 2010
Storytime: All about the sky

Thursday, May 13th 2010
Marita van der Vyver: Just Dessert, Dear

Thursday, May 13th 2010
Deon Meyer: Thirteen Hours

Wednesday, May 12th 2010
Alex Smith: Four Drunk Beauties

Tuesday, May 11th 2010
Chris van Wyk: Eggs to Lay, Chickens to Hatch

Saturday, May 8th 2010
Storytime: Autumn

Wednesday, May 5th 2010
Meg Vandermerwe: This Place I Call Home

Tuesday, May 4th 2010
Elleke Boehmer: Sharmilla and Other Portraits

Saturday, May 1st 2010
Storytime: Happy Birthday Maisy

April 2010

Thursday, April 29th 2010
Robin Malan: Yes I Am

Wednesday, April 28th 2010
Kopano Matlwa: Spilt Milk

Saturday, April 24th 2010
Storytime: The High Seas

Friday, April 23rd 2010
Fiona Snyckers: Trinity on Air

Thursday, April 22nd 2010
Zwelethu Mthethwa: Photographs

Monday, April 19th 2010
Not the London Book Fair @ The Book Lounge!

Saturday, April 17th 2010
Storytime: Winnie the Pooh

Thursday, April 15th 2010
Home Away: 24 Hours 24 Cities 24 Writers

Tuesday, April 13th 2010
Marlene van der Westhuizen: Sumptuous @ La Cuccina

Monday, April 12th 2010
Mercia Streiman: On the Ball

Saturday, April 10th 2010
Storytime: Toys

Friday, April 9th 2010
Storytime: Amina Blackwood Meeks

Thursday, April 8th 2010
Open Shuhada Street Lecture Series

Wednesday, April 7th 2010
Kate Kilalea: One Eye'd Leigh

Tuesday, April 6th 2010
Ros Kendal: The Angina Monologues

Tuesday, April 6th 2010
Book Launch and Exhibition opening of Counter Currents: Experiments in Sustainability in the Cape Town Region

Saturday, April 3rd 2010
Storytime: Easter

March 2010

Wednesday, March 31st 2010
Damon Galgut: In a Strange Room

Tuesday, March 30th 2010
Panel Discussion on The Energy Crisis with Amandla Magazine

Monday, March 29th 2010
On the Couch with Don Pinnock and Justin Fox

Saturday, March 27th 2010
Storytime: Spot

Thursday, March 25th 2010
Rainmaker by Don Pinnock

Wednesday, March 24th 2010
Bury Me at the Marketplace: Es'kia Mphahlele and Company – Letters 1943-2006

Saturday, March 20th 2010
Storytime: Being Brave

Friday, March 19th 2010
An Evening with Mike Nicol

Wednesday, March 17th 2010
Janet Smith & Beauregard Tromp: Chris Hani – A Life too Short

Saturday, March 13th 2010
Storytime: Fairytale Day

Friday, March 12th 2010
Ashraf Jamal: The Shades

Thursday, March 11th 2010
Lucien van der Walt and Michael Schmidt: Black Flame – The Revolutionary Class Politics of Anarchism and Syndicalism

Wednesday, March 10th 2010
Breyten Breytenbach

Tuesday, March 9th 2010
Nathan Geffen: Debunking Delusions:The TAC campaign against AIDS denialists

Saturday, March 6th 2010
Storytime: Squirrels

Friday, March 5th 2010
Chris Beukes CD Launch: Geraamtes van 'n droom

Thursday, March 4th 2010
Anton Krueger: Sunnyside Sal

Wednesday, March 3rd 2010
An Evening of Mystery: Peter James in conversation with Margie Orford

Monday, March 1st 2010
Samantha Reinders and Toast Coetzer: Key to Cape Town

February 2010

Saturday, February 27th 2010
Storytime: Maurice Sendak

Thursday, February 25th 2010
Independent Designers' Network at the Book Lounge

Saturday, February 20th 2010
Storytime: Aliens

Wednesday, February 17th 2010
Looking Inside: Five South African Stories of People living with Albinism

Sunday, February 14th 2010
Sam Umukoro: Heartstrings

Saturday, February 13th 2010
Storytime: Love

Wednesday, February 10th 2010
John Linnegar: Engleish our Engleish

Tuesday, February 9th 2010
Hester Se Brood deur Hester van der Walt

Saturday, February 6th 2010
Storytime: Chinese New Year

Wednesday, February 3rd 2010
The Book Lounge at CIFA

January 2010

Saturday, January 30th 2010
Storytime: Dragons

Thursday, January 28th 2010
The Road to Absalom by Michael Gastrow

Saturday, January 23rd 2010
Storytime: Art

Saturday, January 16th 2010
Storytime: Back to School

Saturday, January 9th 2010
Storytime: Little Golden Books

December 2009

Tuesday, December 15th 2009
Seni Seneviratne – Back by Popular Demand!

Tuesday, December 8th 2009
Andy Mason: Don't Joke – The Year in Cartoons

Thursday, December 3rd 2009
Angela Read-Lloyd: The Artist in the Garden – The Quest for Moses Tladi

Tuesday, December 1st 2009
It's our Birthday!

November 2009

Saturday, November 28th 2009
Storytime: Eric the Baboon

Friday, November 27th 2009
Jo Noero: The Everyday and the Extraordinary: Three Decades of Architecture

Thursday, November 26th 2009
Xolela Mangcu: The Democratic Moment

Wednesday, November 25th 2009
Phillipa Cheifitz: South Africa Eats

Wednesday, November 25th 2009
Douglas Rogers: The Last Resort – A Memoir of Zimbabwe

Wednesday, November 25th 2009
Criminal (In)Justice in South Africa

Tuesday, November 24th 2009
Dominique Herman: Perfect Weekend

Tuesday, November 24th 2009
Zapiro: Don't Mess with the President's Head

Monday, November 23rd 2009
Günther Komnick: Impressions

Saturday, November 21st 2009
Storytime: Dr Seuss Day

Friday, November 20th 2009
Trans: Transgender Life Stories from South Africa

Friday, November 20th 2009
John Hunt: The Art of the Idea – And How It Can Change Your Life

Thursday, November 19th 2009
Jacob Dlamini: Native Nostalgia

Wednesday, November 18th 2009
Casper Greeff: The Ayahuasca Diaries

Tuesday, November 17th 2009
Justin Fox: Africa Lens – 20 Years of Getaway

Monday, November 16th 2009
William Gumede: The Poverty of Ideas

Saturday, November 14th 2009
Storytime: I Can Fly

Friday, November 13th 2009
Neil Roake: Shiny Happy People

Thursday, November 12th 2009
Abraham H de Vries: Verbeel Jou Dis Somer

Wednesday, November 11th 2009
Graeme Bloch: Toxic Mix – What's Wrong with South Africa's Schools and How to Fix It

Tuesday, November 10th 2009
Antjie Krog: Begging to be Black

Saturday, November 7th 2009
Storytime: Teddy Bear's Picnic

Friday, November 6th 2009
Zinaid Meeran: Saracen at the Gates

Thursday, November 5th 2009
Erica Emdon: Jelly Dog Days

Wednesday, November 4th 2009
David Everatt: Origins of Non-racialism – White Opposition to Apartheid in the 1950s

October 2009

Saturday, October 31st 2009
Storytime: Halloween

Thursday, October 29th 2009
Sonia and Alexandre Poussin: Africa Trek – In the Footsteps of Mankind from the Cape of Good Hope to Mount Kilimanjaro

Wednesday, October 28th 2009
Ten Years of the Caine Prize for African Writing

Tuesday, October 27th 2009
Eben Venter: Santa Gamka

Saturday, October 24th 2009

Saturday, October 24th 2009
Storytime: Things that Go

Friday, October 23rd 2009
South African Horrorfest at the Book Lounge!

Thursday, October 22nd 2009
Andrew Brown: Refuge

Wednesday, October 21st 2009
Danie Marais: As Almal Ver Is: Suid Afrikaners Skryf Huis Toe

Saturday, October 17th 2009
Storytime: Music

Thursday, October 15th 2009
Fiona Ross: Raw Life, New Hope: Decency, Hope and Everyday Life in a Post-Apartheid Community

Wednesday, October 14th 2009
Judge Dennis Davis will be discussing the current bizarre goings-on in the South African legal system

Tuesday, October 13th 2009
Creamy Ewok Baggends

Saturday, October 10th 2009
Storytime: Underpants

Thursday, October 8th 2009
Francis Wilson: Dinosaurs, Diamonds and Democracy – with guest speaker Mamphela Ramphele

Wednesday, October 7th 2009
Margie Orford: Daddy's Girl

Monday, October 5th 2009
Growing up Jewish in the Shadow of the Occupation

Saturday, October 3rd 2009
Storytime: Food

September 2009

Wednesday, September 30th 2009
Launch of Kontax, an M-Book, in association with the Shuttleworth Foundation

Tuesday, September 29th 2009
Sue Williamson: South African Art Now

Saturday, September 26th 2009
Storytime: Unicorns

Thursday, September 24th 2009
The Blackheart Gang: The Tale of How

Saturday, September 19th 2009
Storytime: Bugs in a Blanket

Friday, September 18th 2009
Patrick Bond in conversation with Muna Lakhani on Climate Change and Social Change

Thursday, September 17th 2009
Carol Drinkwater: The Olive Tree

Wednesday, September 16th 2009
Dave Chislett: A Body Remembered

Saturday, September 12th 2009
Storytime: The Little Prince with Tania van Schalkwyk

Tuesday, September 8th 2009
Dawn Garisch: Trespass

Saturday, September 5th 2009
Storytime: Happy Birthday Elmer!

Wednesday, September 2nd 2009
Sindiwe Magona and Helen Moffett Poetry Evening

August 2009

Saturday, August 29th 2009
Celebrating 80 Years of brilliant publishing at Faber

Saturday, August 29th 2009
Storytime: Spring Day with Charlie and Lola

Tuesday, August 25th 2009
Toast Coetzer: Naweek

Saturday, August 22nd 2009
Storytime: Crocodiles!

Thursday, August 20th 2009
Maya Fowler: Elephant in the Room

Tuesday, August 18th 2009
Jane Taylor: The Transplant Men

Tuesday, August 11th 2009
Aernout Zevenbergen: Spots on a Leopard

Saturday, August 8th 2009
Storytime: The Great Pie Robbery

Thursday, August 6th 2009
Welma Odendaal: Landskap Met Diere

Tuesday, August 4th 2009
Neil Parsons: Clicko the Wild Dancing Bushman

Saturday, August 1st 2009
Storytime: Nicole Levin and Out of the Box

July 2009

Friday, July 31st 2009
Don Garrard: Anecdotage

Thursday, July 30th 2009
Drucilla Cornell: Clint Eastwood and Issues of American Masculinity

Saturday, July 25th 2009
Storytime: Harry with his Bucketful of Dinosuars

Thursday, July 23rd 2009
Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg: The Murmuring Deep

Tuesday, July 21st 2009
Bun Booyens: Sonbrand en Braaiboud – Die Beste van Weg Vol 2

Saturday, July 18th 2009
Storytime: Circus Day!

Thursday, July 16th 2009
Yvette Christiansë: Imprendehora

Wednesday, July 15th 2009
Albie Sachs: The Strange Alchemy of Life and Law

Tuesday, July 14th 2009
An evening of poetry with Seni Seneviratne

Saturday, July 11th 2009
Storytime: Colour day

Tuesday, July 7th 2009
Sally-Ann Partridge: Fuse

Saturday, July 4th 2009
Storytime: Farm day

Thursday, July 2nd 2009
Rahla Xenopoulos: A Memoir of Love and Madness Living with Bipolar Disorder

June 2009

Tuesday, June 30th 2009
Mail & Guardian's A-Z of South African Politics

Thursday, June 25th 2009
Imraan Coovadia: High Low In-Between

Wednesday, June 24th 2009
Ruth Hall: Another Countryside Policy Options for Land and Agrarian Reform in South Africa

Tuesday, June 23rd 2009
Exhibit A by Sarah Lotz

May 2009

Wednesday, May 27th 2009
Melissa Steyn: The Priza and the Price

Thursday, May 21st 2009
Don Pinnock: The Woman who Lived in a Tree

Tuesday, May 19th 2009
Alexandra Fuller: The Legend of Colton H Bryant

Saturday, May 16th 2009
Storytime: Very Hungry Caterpillar Day

Friday, May 15th 2009
Andrew Feinstein: After the Party

Thursday, May 14th 2009
John Saul: Decolonisation and Empire

Wednesday, May 13th 2009
Petina Gappah: Elegies for Easterly

Tuesday, May 12th 2009
Justin Cartwright: To Heaven by Water

Thursday, May 7th 2009
Robin Malan: The A to Z of African Writers

Wednesday, May 6th 2009
Ann Gadd: The Ambitious Sheep and the New Ewe

Saturday, May 2nd 2009
Storytime: Mother's Day

April 2009

Tuesday, April 28th 2009
Lorna Levy: Radical Engagements

Thursday, April 23rd 2009
Ben Turok: From the Freedom Charter to Polokwane

Monday, April 20th 2009
Liz McGregor and Sarah Nuttall: Load Shedding

Saturday, April 18th 2009
Storytime: Miffy Day

Thursday, April 16th 2009
Kerry Cullinan: Virus, Vitamins and Vegetables

Wednesday, April 15th 2009
Malika Ndlovu: Invisible Earthquakes

Tuesday, April 14th 2009
Andre Brink: A Fork in the Road

Saturday, April 11th 2009
Storytime: Easter Day

Thursday, April 9th 2009
Book Marketing 101 with Arthur Atwell, Danie Marais and Mervyn Sloman

Wednesday, April 8th 2009
Brian Rostron: Black Petals

Tuesday, April 7th 2009
Toast Coetzer and Samantha Reinders: Key to Cape Town

Saturday, April 4th 2009
Storytime: Space Day

Thursday, April 2nd 2009
Danie Marais: Al is die Maan 'n Misverstand

March 2009

Tuesday, March 31st 2009
Stan Greenberg: Dispatches from the War Room

Thursday, March 26th 2009
Ted Botha: The Girl With the Crooked Nose

Wednesday, March 25th 2009
Roger Smith: Mixed Blood

Tuesday, March 24th 2009
UWC: Kronos A History Journal

Saturday, March 21st 2009
Storytime: We Are All Born Free

Friday, March 20th 2009
Joanne Hichens: Bad Company

Wednesday, March 18th 2009
Richard Oxtoby: Achieving Your Full Potential

Saturday, March 14th 2009
Storytime: Irma Chait

Wednesday, March 11th 2009
Antjie Krog: There Was This Goat

Saturday, March 7th 2009
Storytime: Spot Day

Thursday, March 5th 2009
Rob Nairn on Buddhism

February 2009

Saturday, February 28th 2009
Storytime: Nicholas Day

Thursday, February 26th 2009
Phaidon Architecture and Design Evening

Wednesday, February 25th 2009
Elaine Maane: Umzala A Woman's Story of Living With HIV

Sunday, February 22nd 2009
Gay Pride with Stephen Simm, Melanie Judge, Derek Fine Jane Bennett and Christina Engela

Wednesday, February 18th 2009
Duncan Green: From Poverty to Power

Saturday, February 14th 2009
Storytime: Love Day

Wednesday, February 11th 2009
Storytime: Duckie Day

Tuesday, February 10th 2009

Saturday, February 7th 2009
Storytime: Poetry Day

Thursday, February 5th 2009
Ida Susser: AIDS, Sex and Culture

Wednesday, February 4th 2009
Muriel Rubin discusses John Dronsfield and The Tempest

Tuesday, February 3rd 2009
Vladimir Shubin: The ANC – A View from Moscow

December 2008

Monday, December 29th 2008
Storytime: Tony Grogan's Cape Town Sketchbook

Saturday, December 13th 2008
Storytime: Book Lounge Birthday Party for Children

Monday, December 8th 2008
Jeremy Gordin: Zuma

Saturday, December 6th 2008
Storytime: Olivia Day

Thursday, December 4th 2008
Loftus Marais: Staan In Die Algemeen Nader aan Venster

Monday, December 1st 2008
Our First Birthday Party!

November 2008

Saturday, November 29th 2008
Reviva Schrembrucker: Mama Taxi

Wednesday, November 26th 2008
Philip Tobias: Into the Past

Monday, November 24th 2008
Dana Snyman: On the Back Roads

Saturday, November 22nd 2008
Storytime: I Love You Oliver Jeffers Day

Wednesday, November 19th 2008
Max du Preez: Of Tricksters, Tyrants and Turncoats

Tuesday, November 18th 2008
Peter Harris: In a Different Time

Monday, November 17th 2008
Dennis Davis: Precedent and Possibility

Saturday, November 15th 2008
Storytime: Environment Day

Thursday, November 13th 2008
Selebelo Selamolela: You Don't Fool Around With Mountains

Wednesday, November 12th 2008
Paul Holden: The Arms Deal in Your Pocket

Tuesday, November 11th 2008
Phaidon Atlas of 21st Century Architecture

Saturday, November 8th 2008
Storytime with Gary Hirson

Friday, November 7th 2008
Open: Erotic Short Stories

Thursday, November 6th 2008
Pippa Skotnes: Unconquerable Spirit

Wednesday, November 5th 2008
Neil Pendock: Sour Grapes

Tuesday, November 4th 2008
Botsotso Sections of Six: Poetry Evening

Monday, November 3rd 2008
Brian Pottinger: The Mbeki Legacy

Saturday, November 1st 2008
Storytime: Kipper's Birthday

October 2008

Thursday, October 30th 2008
Wendy Woodward: Love, Hades and Other Animals

Tuesday, October 28th 2008
Leonie Joubert: Boiling Point

Monday, October 27th 2008
Zubeida Jaffer: Love in the Time of Treason

Saturday, October 25th 2008
Storytime: Piet Grobler

Thursday, October 23rd 2008
Sindiwe Magona: Beauty's Gift

Tuesday, October 21st 2008
David McDonald: World City Syndrome

Saturday, October 18th 2008
Storytime: Dreamwalking with Bettina Schouw and Adam Carnegie

Monday, October 13th 2008
Ingrid Winterbach: The Book of Happenstance

Saturday, October 11th 2008
Storytime: Wild Wild West Day

Thursday, October 9th 2008
Petra Müller, Ronelda Kamfer and Danie Marais: Poetry Evening

Tuesday, October 7th 2008
Michelle Matthews: The Whole Food Almanac

Saturday, October 4th 2008
Storytime: Mad Hatter's Tea Party

September 2008

Saturday, September 27th 2008
Storytime: Where's Wally

Tuesday, September 23rd 2008
Erin Levitas: Through a Dyslexic Looking Glass

Saturday, September 20th 2008
Storytime: Wendy Hartmann and Theo the Cat

Wednesday, September 17th 2008
Willem Anker: Siegfried

Tuesday, September 16th 2008
Rajend Mesthrie: World Englishes The Study of New Linguistic Varieties

Saturday, September 13th 2008
Storytime: Fiona Moodie's Noko Stories

Thursday, September 11th 2008
Tracy Gilpin: Double Cross

Monday, September 8th 2008
Raymond Suttner: The ANC Underground in South Africa

Saturday, September 6th 2008
Storytime: Spring Day for Little Ones

Thursday, September 4th 2008
Jonny Steinberg: Thin Blue

Tuesday, September 2nd 2008
David Hewson: Dante's Numbers

August 2008

Thursday, August 21st 2008
Finula Dowling, Megan Hall and Joan Metelerkamp: Poetry Evening

Saturday, August 16th 2008
Storytime: Paddington's Birthday

Friday, August 15th 2008
Jeffrey Deaver: Broken Window

Thursday, August 14th 2008
Just Keep Breathing: South African Birth Stories

Saturday, August 9th 2008
Storytime: Little Lucky Lolo

Friday, August 1st 2008
Stormkaap 1

July 2008

Wednesday, July 30th 2008
Robert Berold and Bernat Kruger: Poetry Evening

Saturday, July 26th 2008
Storytime: Elsa and the Thingamajig

Wednesday, July 23rd 2008
Willemien Brümmer: Die Dag Toe Ek My Hare Losgemaak Het

Wednesday, July 16th 2008
Karin Cronje: Alles Mooi Weer

Thursday, July 10th 2008
Henry Trotter: Sugar Girls and Seamen

Thursday, July 3rd 2008
Tracey Farren: Whiplash

June 2008

Thursday, June 26th 2008
Damon Galgut: The Imposter

Tuesday, June 24th 2008
Sarah Lotz: Pompidou Posse

Thursday, June 12th 2008
Firewater: SA Brandy Foundation Tasting

Wednesday, June 11th 2008
Isobel Dixon, Rustum Kozain, Kelwyn Sole: Poetry Evening

Tuesday, June 3rd 2008
Mamphela Ramphele: Laying Ghosts to Rest

May 2008

Thursday, May 22nd 2008
Patrick Cullinan Poetry Evening

Friday, May 16th 2008
Richard Ford

Wednesday, May 14th 2008
Anne Landsman:Rowing Lesson

Tuesday, May 13th 2008
To Have and to Hold: Same Sex Marriage in South Africa

Saturday, May 10th 2008
Storytime: Charlie and Lola

Thursday, May 8th 2008
Alex Boraine: Life in Transition

Tuesday, May 6th 2008
Jane Bennett: Porcupine

April 2008

Friday, April 25th 2008
Lauren Beukes: Moxyland

Thursday, April 24th 2008
Adam Haupt: Stealing Empire

Saturday, April 19th 2008
Storytime: Jude Daly – Lila and the Secret of Rain

Thursday, April 17th 2008
Electric Book Works poetry evening

Tuesday, April 15th 2008
Barbara Erasmus: Chameleon

Saturday, April 12th 2008
Storytime: Dr Seuss party

Thursday, April 10th 2008
Mike Nicol: Payback

Thursday, April 3rd 2008
Jo-Anne Richards: My Brother's Book

March 2008

Wednesday, March 26th 2008
Phillipa Cheifitz: Book Lounge Cookery Club

Wednesday, March 19th 2008
Jonathan Basckin: Abstract by Nature

Tuesday, March 18th 2008
DAAB Cape Town Architecture and Design Launch

Saturday, March 15th 2008
Storytime: Ladybird Day

Thursday, March 13th 2008
Andrew Feinstein: After the Party

Thursday, March 13th 2008
Jonny Steinberg: Three Letter Plague

Sunday, March 2nd 2008
Gay Pride: Brent Meersman, Derrick Fine, Tamo van Arnim & Ryan Hellman

Saturday, March 1st 2008
Storytime: Happy Birthday Winnie the Witch

February 2008

Wednesday, February 27th 2008
Richard Kunzmann: Dead End Road

Tuesday, February 19th 2008
Treatment Action Campaign: In Our Lives Series

Saturday, February 16th 2008
Storytime: Teddy Bear's Picnic

Wednesday, February 13th 2008
Steve Otter: Khayelitsha

Thursday, February 7th 2008
Martin Meredith: Diamonds, Gold & War

January 2008

Tuesday, January 29th 2008
Dawn Garisch: Once Two Islands

December 2007

Wednesday, December 12th 2007
Mark Keohane: Champions of the World

Thursday, December 6th 2007
Our launch party

Saturday, December 1st 2007
The Book Lounge opens its doors for the first time