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Advent Calendar Giveaways!

With Christmas just around the corner we have decided to help spread some festive cheer! Check in on our Facebook page every day to see what the daily Advent Calendar giveaway is. The giveaway will happen at different times every day, so be sure to check in regularly to avoid missing out! Winners will be […]

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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: Goosebumps competition – Terms & Conditions

1. This competition (“Give us Goosebumps”) may only be entered into by residents of South Africa who are between the ages of 9 and 15 years. 2. No entrants whose parents or legal guardians are employees and immediate family members of employees of any division of Jadeite Trading PTY LTD, any supplier of goods or […]

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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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Career Opportunity at EB Cafe Hyde Park

Exclusive Books Group, the major retail bookchain in Africa, anticipates opening a new venture in December 2015. This will be a restaurant of international stature and will be an adjunct to one of Exclusive’s flagship stores, Hyde Park. The space will be approximately 600m2 with extraordinary vistas over the Northern suburbs of Johannesburg. It is […]

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Career Opportunity at Melrose Arch: Children’s Booksellers

CAREER OPPORTUNITY 2X CHILDREN’S BOOKSELLERS MELROSE ARCH We have an exciting opportunity for two Children’s Booksellers at our Melrose store. Exclusive Books is turning this branch into a children’s book showroom and a training store for children’s experts, in line with our strategy to bring books to more children in South Africa. We need booksellers […]

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Career Opportunity at Melrose Arch: Booksellers

CAREER OPPORTUNITY 2 X BOOKSELLERS MELROSE ARCH We have vacancies for Booksellers at our Melrose Arch store. This position entails the following: * Unpacking, organising and maintaining our book collection * Creating new title displays and merchandising * Assisting customers both via the telephone and in person * Assisting with customer queries and book searches […]

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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


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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