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Tag Archives | fiction

Exclusive Books End of Summer Sale!


The annual Exclusive Books Summer Sale is back on from 25 February 2015. 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 24 February from 17:00 onwards, so bring your Fanatics card and […]

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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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Franschhoek Literary Festival 2013


The 2013 Franschhoek Literary Festival takes place 17 – 19 May and this year has it all! Fiction, non-fiction, political debates, poetry, lifestyle books, writing workshops – you name it, they’ve got it covered for book lovers of all ages. On the fiction side, the sessions range from Precious Ramotswe to a Nazi general; False […]

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Review of The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis


The Twelve Tribes of Hattie arrived with a great deal of literary street cred: it had been recommended by Oprah, who can still make or break books with just a blog post. It came with a stunning recommendation from Marilynne Robinson, Orange Prize and Pulitzer Prize winner. Comparisons are being made to inimitable Nobel Prize […]

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Exclusive Books: Homebru 2013
Unique Perspectives on South Africa

Homebru 2013

The Exclusive Books Homebru 2013 campaign – Unique Perspectives on South Africa – will take place in stores from 26 April to 21 June 2013. Homebru is a popular, well-loved and widely inclusive campaign that has launched the careers of several South African writers while adding another voice to the streets, plains and vistas of […]

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Exclusive Books Winter Sale 2012

It’s time to get out from under the blanket, put down that mug of hot chocolate and instead warm yourself with the thought of all the magnificent books that will be at the Exclusive Books Winter Sale! It will run nationwide from Wednesday 27 June starting at 07h30 until Thursday the 12th of July 2012. […]

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A Few Tips on Getting Published

One of the most common questions we’re asked at Exclusive Books is: ‘How do I get published?’ As a retailer, we don’t publish books, but we naturally work with the many South African publishers who do. Being in the industry, we get a good feel for what they look for, and the kind of books […]

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10 Great Audio Books to Listen to in Traffic

10 Great Ways to Mitigate Traffic

Anyone working or staying in or around the city is likely to be subjected to at least a small amount of traffic on a daily basis, and that’s if you’re lucky. Probably one of the worst things about traffic is that it can significantly increase the time it takes you to reach your destination. From […]

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