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Cover to Cover June Newsletter


Thursday, 05 June 2014 Curl up with an amazing book this Winter As our current favourite book-series-turned-tv-show is fond of exclaiming, winter is coming. Even though here at the southern end of Africa the winters are mild and pleasant, the occasional chill that drives us indoors presents the perfect opportunity to curl up with a […]

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Cover to Cover – August Competitions

We have amazing competitions in this month’s Cover to Cover Magazine! 1. Life on a Cape Farm Buy a copy of Life on a Cape Farm and win a two night stay for two people in a luxury room (full board and all activities) at Bartholomeus Klip farmhouse. Click here to enter.   2. The Casual […]

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Win 1 of 10 Double Tickets to The Words – A new film starring Bradley Cooper, Olivia Wilde and Zoë Saldana

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SYNOPSIS When Rory Jansen (Bradley Cooper) publishes his first book it is that rare, once in a generation event that takes the literary world and the public imagination by storm. Friends breathlessly recommend it, critics rave about it; it’s everywhere—from book clubs, to airplanes, to college campuses. With a voice that’s fresh, and a wisdom […]

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Introducing Fanatics eRewards

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Here’s some important news about your Fanatics Rewards coupons.  We are now loading all electronic rewards onto your Fanatics card!  All you need to do is present your card with your next purchase and the bookseller will tell you if you have active coupons to spend!  We call this new service Fanatics electronic Rewards, or […]

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Exclusive Books Summer Sale

Summer Sale Starts 22 January 2012

  The annual Exclusive Books Summer Sale is back on from 22 January 2013. Join us at your closest Exclusive Books branch and enjoy savings of up to 75% on a fantastic range of books. As always, we will have a special Fanatics preview on 21 January from 17:00 onwards, so bring your Fanatics card […]

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In Memoriam: Ray Johnson

Dear Ray, It was a great shock to wake up this morning to the news of your passing. It is hard to imagine the Fanatics programme without you. You were always there, behind the scenes, helping us build a programme for the true Fanatic. Thank you, Ray for your invaluable advice over the years. Your […]

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Exclusive Books Summer Sale Starts 27 January 2012

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The Exclusive Books Summer Sale is around the corner! From Friday 27 January your local branch of Exclusive Books will be filled to the brim with amazing titles at fantastic prices. As an added bonus if you buy nine books on the sale you’ll get a tenth title for free! Fanatics members will also get […]

Read More – Our Pledge to You


Dear Valued Customer, The New Year is here and it’s time to put those resolutions into action. Here at we pledge to bring you great books, ebooks, music, films and games at great prices, with always-reliable, always-smiling service. We endeavour to exceed your expectations, not just meet them. In order for us to improve […]

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Win with Back to School on

Exclusives-Logo-Back2School makes going back to school a breeze with our Back to School promotion. Check out our amazing selection of educational title for kids from grade R to grade 12. We also have a wide selection of dictioneries and reference titles available, so don’t miss out! Take a look at our amazing Back to School […]

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Kelly Ansara Reviews Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Flies Again


Kelly Ansara over at It’s a Book Thing got her hands on the first ever Flemming-family endorsed sequel to Ian Flemming’s iconic ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang‘ titled ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang: Flies Again’ by Frank Cottrell Boyce. A book like this one stands out, not only because of its predecessor (Ian Fleming) but because it […]

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