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~ Anton Chekhov

Author Archive | Cerys

Jenny’s Reads: South African Non-Fiction Reads

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Twenty years ago a distinguished and influential South African publisher rubbed his hands together and said: “Now that we have our freedom I’m looking forward to the great South African novel.” Our Gone With the Wind, our To Kill a Mockingbird, is yet to be written. But what is happening in our vital local book […]

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South Africa’s best-designed store is a bookshop: Exclusive Books Ballito Junction

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Exclusive Books, South Africa’s leading bookseller, has received the 2017 Retail Design and Development Award (RDDA) for best retail store design within a shopping centre in South Africa. The award, for the bookseller’s recently-opened store in Ballito, KwaZulu-Natal, was given last night at the annual convention of the South African Council of Shopping Centres, currently […]

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Introducing the Exclusive Books App: Download It Now and Get R50 Off Your Next Purchase (1 – 30 September 2017 Only)

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Exclusive Books is delighted to introduce our new app, which we’ve purpose-built for book lovers: it brings you the latest book news, information about our upcoming events – and, best of all, regular special offers for your next visit to Exclusive Books. Like our launch offer: download the app now and get R50 off your […]

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Jenny’s Reads: Pan-African Writing and Great Local Reads

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A little over a month ago I interviewed Exclusive Books’ CEO Benjamin Trisk. He’s an amusing lunch and dinner partner and sniffs out good wines like a hungry terrier. But it wasn’t the wines or the food that interested me on this occasion. It was literature. Specifically, it was a conversation I’ve been waiting to […]

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Win Tickets to see Trevor Noah Live! Terms and Conditions.

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Stand a chance to win 2 tickets to see Trevor Noah live in Johannesburg on 09 August by answering 3 questions on our Twitter account this week. Questions will be posted on Monday 24 July, Wednesday 26 July and Friday 28 July. In order to qualify you will need to answer all three questions correctly. […]

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The Exclusive Books Pan-African Reading Lounge and Reading Room at Windybrow Heritage House

The Windybrow Arts Centre will become Johannesburg’s newest hub for the advancement of Pan-African literature. In a ground-breaking partnership between the Market Theatre Foundation and Exclusive Books, the Windybrow Arts Centre will open its doors to the Exclusive Books Pan-African Reading Lounge for adults and The Exclusive Books Pan-African Reading Room for children on 18 […]

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The 2017 Exclusive Books Homebru Selection

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  Exclusive Books is delighted to unveil our selection of fiction, non-fiction, cookery and children’s books for our annual Homebru campaign. This year’s slogan is ‘books by us, written for you’ – and the nearly fifty titles on offer represent a highly engaging slice of current South African writing and life, from thrilling speculative fiction […]

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