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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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Franschhoek Literary Festival 2015: Friday 15 May Events

Franschhoek Literary Festival 2015: Friday 15 May Events

Here is a list of all the amazing events you can look forward to at the Franschhoek Literary Festival this year! Because there are so many wonderful events we have decided to split them into 3 blogs (one for each day of the festival). 10h00-11h00 [1] Wielding Words (New School Hall) Darrel Bristow-Bovey (Superzero) discusses […]

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Franschhoek Literary Festival 2015


The first Franschhoek Literary Festival took place in 2007 with two main objectives: *To bring together a broad cross-section of mostly South African English-speaking writers and a few distinguished authors from overseas, aiming to present quality events that inspire and inform. *To raise funds for local community and school libraries, for which the FLF Library […]

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Johannesburg Pop-Up Sale!

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The Joburg Pop-Up Sale will take place from 24 – 29 September at our new Head Office. All books on the sale will be sold at a cost of R10 per book! There will unfortunately not be a Fanatics preview for the Johannesburg Pop-Up Sale. Dates: 24 – 29 September Times: 9am – 5pm Venue: […]

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Bloody Book Week 2014

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Fanatics! Click on the banner above to stand a chance to win tickets to one of the stunning Author Breakfasts! Africa’s only crime book festival is celebrating its fifth year with super stars Peter James, Deon Meyer and many others jetting into Joburg to celebrate one of the hottest book genres around between 6-9th August. […]

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Franschhoek Literary Festival 2014


Since its first year in 2007, the Franschhoek Literary Festival has grown in size and stature into one of South Africa’s most popular celebrations or writers, writing, and reading.       Up to 120 local and international authors will gather at this year’s festival, joined by hundreds of visitors. As the festival has grown in popularity, early booking for accommodation is recommended, and would‐be attendees are advised to reserve their tickets soon after the programme is released.     The festival offers a range of […]

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Kingsmead Book Fair 2014 Announcement

Kingsmead Book Fair 2014 Announcement

Kingsmead Book Fair, Saturday 24 May, 2014 Kingsmead College, Johannesburg, is proud to be hosting its third annual Kingsmead Book Fair, sponsored by RMB Private Bank and The Times. On Saturday 24 May, 2014, the gates of Kingsmead College will open to welcome thousands of eager readers, who will enjoy a day of robust comparing, […]

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The Big, Bad Speculative Fiction Twitter Town Hall

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Dear readers, There is a definite rise in South African superstar authors, and it is well deserved. With Lauren Beukes and Sarah Lotz securing mega-auction prizes for their books, it heralds a bright and intellectual chapter in South African literature. It is particularly gratifying to see the rise and rise of speculative fiction, an old […]

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