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Exclusive Books End of Summer Sale!

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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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A Competition for New Bookworms!

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We have a special competition for all of the Grade 1’s starting their exciting journey on the road to education! At Exclusive Books we love to encourage new readers, and what better way to start your first year of school than with a hamper of lovely new books to enjoy as you learn. How to […]

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Read, then Run: The Runner’s Reading List

At some point in 2012, I started running, after my last run had been in, oh, primary school sometime. I had been strong-armed into joining cross-country for reasons still mostly unclear to me, considering how very, very slow and uninterested I was. (And I was tiny, with the shortest legs in the grade). In any […]

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Untold Stories: Tell Your Story and Stand a Chance to Win a 3 Year Scholarship! (Closed – Winner Announced)

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Winner Announcement here: http://blog.exclusivebooks.co.za/drum-roll-please-the-winner-of-untold-stories/ Letters have long been a repository of personal and national history – they are the expressions of love and loss, the art form common to both common folk and royalty. In an increasingly impersonal age of a thousand boring emails that end with disclaimers and exhortations not to print this email […]

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A Message From Benjamin Trisk to The South African Book Trade

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In his magisterial account of the politics behind the greatest war in history, Donald Cameron Watt reflects on the devastated European landscape of 1945. He comments that “….to destroy buildings, paintings and sculptures…the work of craftsmen, carpenters, painters…and writers of ten centuries, conceived in joy and brought forth with … delight…was an act which made […]

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Franschhoek Literary Festival 2014

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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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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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Exciting News: A Twitter Town Hall with Author Lauren Kate

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In a growing online tradition for us, we are so excited to announce that we have managed to secure an hour or two with internationally bestselling author Lauren Kate, who wrote the bestselling Fallen novels, and has now begun a new series with Teardrop. Lauren’s books have been translated into over thirty languages, and we’re sure her […]

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