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Archive | Books

Centenary of Native Life in South Africa by Sol Plaatje

Native Life in South Africa

2016 marks the centenary of Solomon Tshekisho Plaatje’s Native Life in South Africa, a detailed and moving appeal against the Land Act of 1913. The immemorial opening phrase of the book describes the Act’s devastation: “Awaking on Friday morning, June 20, 1913,” Plaatje wrote, “the South African native found himself, not actually a slave, but […]

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Twilight 10th Anniversary Competition

Twilight 10th Anniversary Competition

In celebration of the 10th Anniversary of Twilight by Stephenie Meyer we have decided to run a special competition for all of our Bella and Edward fans! The 10th Anniversary edition is a beautifully bound hardcover that contains both the original Twilight story as well as an almost 400 page re-imagining of Twilight! Fanatics In […]

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Exclusive Books mourns the passing of founder Philip Joseph

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It is with much sadness that we announce the passing of the founder of Exclusive Books, Philip Joseph. In 1951, Philip and Pamela Joseph founded the very first Exclusive Books in a tiny second-hand bookshop in King George Street, Johannesburg. Marketed by word-of-mouth, it developed the reputation of knowing customers personally and anticipating their reading […]

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Exclusive Books Spring Sale 2015

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Spring is here! And what better way to celebrate than by joining us for the Exclusive Books Spring sale! Make your way to your nearest Exclusive Books store on 24 September and join in the fun and festivities as we kick off the sale with a special offer for Fanatics members and an exciting competition […]

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Exclusive Books Hyde Park Renovation and Restaurant

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To all our Customers For the next three months Exclusive (Hyde Park) will be going through a profound transformation. It is our hope that when all the building and shop-fitting is complete, you will have a store quite out of the ordinary. It will be bookshop, coffee bar and world-class restaurant. Most importantly, it will […]

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Vincent Park Store Closure

With great regret we are closing our Vincent Park store. There are many factors that have led us to this decision – not least our location and our need for more space. We are not turning our backs on East London; on the contrary we will continue to look for locations that better meet our […]

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Paper Towns Superfan Competition

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Calling all John Green Superfans! Would you like to see the Paper Towns movie before anyone else? We have 90 sets of double tickets to the exclusive Paper Towns screening! Prove to us that you are the biggest John Green #Superfan and you could win! Exclusive Paper Towns Screenings Johannesburg Venue: Nu Metro Hyde Park […]

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Win a Disney Frozen Hamper!

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To stand a chance to enter this stunning frozen hamper, all you have to do is comment on this blog and tell us which store event you would like to attend and who your favourite Frozen character is! Entries close at 9pm on 23 July and the winner will be announced on 24 July. Please […]

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Exclusive Books Warehouse Sale FAQ

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Q: Is there a list of books I can buy from if I cannot attend? A: No, this is unfortunately not possible. Q: Will there be children’s books available? A: Yes! There will be a wide selection of children’s books available, but as these are always the first to sell out we recommend that those […]

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