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The Second Twitter Town Hall with Lauren Beukes!

We are excited to announce that we have captured the obscenely talented Lauren Beukes for a whole two hours of Twitter Town Hall! We’ll be talking about her brand-new, much-lauded new book Broken Monsters, now available in South Africa. Wait! What’s this thing?  A town hall is an online gathering, in which we shelter under …

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Review of The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton

It is rare that debut work is this exquisitely polished – more often than not, debut authors are well within the vicinity of great work, but lack either the editorial resources or distance from their own work to give it that final, lustrous sheen. The Miniaturist has a plot filled with splendid characters and superb …

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Nadine Gordimer: A Literary Icon Passes Away at 90

Here at Exclusive Books, we were saddened to hear of the passing of a literary giant, one more precious for being one of our own, and recognised by the highest accolade the world has to offer for writers. Tributes have poured in from around the world, and her life has been celebrated by authors, readers …

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Vacancies at Exclusive Books July 2014

Love books? There’s nowhere better to be than at Exclusive Books! Below are our current vacancies at store and head office level. Click on the link to download the PDF with all of the job specifications in order to appropriately tailor your CV. Job Specification: Bookseller at La Lucia Job Specification: Bookseller at Cresta This …

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Frequently Asked Questions: Untold Stories

Hang on, what do you mean by ‘dead letter’? Dead letters are letters that were never delivered on time. They got lost, or sent to the wrong place and bounced back and forth. The sender intended for them to be read as soon as possible, but they never were. As such, your letter must speak …

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Vacancies at Exclusive Books June 2014

Love books? Want to share the best books in the world with customers? We have three vacancies in our stores, and one at our head office in Joburg. Click on the links below to view each position and what it entails, as well as closing dates for applications. Looking forward to hearing from you! Job …

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Read, then Run: The Runner’s Reading List

At some point in 2012, I started running, after my last run had been in, oh, primary school sometime. I had been strong-armed into joining cross-country for reasons still mostly unclear to me, considering how very, very slow and uninterested I was. (And I was tiny, with the shortest legs in the grade). In any …

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Join the Readvolution!

To all the ones fighting for freedom. The ones fighting for political freedom, Those for economic freedom, The folk for social freedom and press freedom, And all the others just for freedom freedom. To the ones fighting on the fronts and the ones in their front rooms. To the Come-Back Kings and the Underlings. From …

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The Hall of Many Tweets

Dear readers, I don’t think I’ve ever had to scramble so hard to keep up with a veritable snowstorm of tweets. We were very lucky to have nine amazing authors join in us for two whole hours, alongside a few guest authors who dropped in to share their thoughts and views on the past, present …

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Official Statement: The Warehouse Sale

Dear readers, We have had a large number of enquiries as to when we will be having our next warehouse sale. However, we will not be having one this year. We are currently moving warehouses as we prepare to move to our new offices later this year. As such, our warehouses are being consolidated and …