The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2: what we thought

2015-11-20 11:38

The rebellion is out in full force, but does the final instalment end with a blazing inferno or just a warm fizzle? You decide.

So, when last were you able to afford a book?

2015-11-12 12:54

Have you noticed how expensive books are becoming lately? Tammy February has decided to ask a bookseller and publisher for an explanation.

Why books in SA are expensive

2015-11-12 09:29

To understand book pricing one has to understand how books are sold in the South African market, says Lood du Plessis, bookseller and Marketing Director of TFS Book Services

6 ways to afford books

2015-11-06 13:25

With the Rand plummeting, it’s no surprise that the prices of books have increased. We share 6 of the best ways save on costs.

Why women are still blamed for their own rapes

2015-10-28 14:28

Emma O’Donovan wakes up in pain. She’s not wearing any underwear and has absolutely no idea what happened to her the previous night. Is it still rape if you can’t remember?

The best ‘novel’ gift for book lovers everywhere

2015-10-26 09:37

From abandonment to failure, ‘determinedly chasing after a women even when she’s a nun’ to ‘being unable to find a cup of tea’, The Novel Cure has a book recommendation for any ailment you may be suffering from.

Google book project 'does not violate copyright law'

2015-10-19 09:14

Google's colossal project transform the world's books into digital format does not violate copyright law, a US appeals court has ruled.

5 of the funniest bookstore signs

2015-10-09 13:12

We love it when staff at bookstores get creative with their welcoming slogans. Here are 5 of the most hilarious and quirkiest posts we’ve seen.

Book review: Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter

2015-10-02 09:59

Unusually for Slaughter, Pretty Girls’ narrators are two ordinary women who find themselves in extraordinary circumstances. What is the truth behind the harrowing tragedies, 20 years apart, that devastate their lives?

Eugene De Kock: Prime Evil or Apartheid’s scapegoat?

2015-10-02 09:24

Anemari Jansen takes us through her journey, expressing what it means to be an Afrikaner in post-Apartheid South Africa and dissects her encounters with one of SA's most notorious killers.


The Diary of Anne Frank has a co-author. Huh?

2015-11-17 20:30

The Anne Frank Fonds foundation has named Anne Frank’s dad as co-author of her diary – possibly to get around copyright laws.

The price of books in South Africa

2015-11-12 09:29

Why are books in South Africa so expensive at the moment? Jeremy Boraine, publishing director of Jonathan Ball publishers responds.

Authors we’d love to have dinner with

2015-11-10 10:48

Which author would you love to share an evening meal with? We asked. You answered.

What will happen in the event of a blackout?

2015-11-05 13:23

The government was first warned about the electricity crisis back in 1998. It’s 2015 and we’ve reached crisis point. Is the worst still to come?

From Stephen King to Dean Koontz, these books will send chills down your spine.

From Stephen King to Dean Koontz, these books will send chills down your spine.

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Book Review: Delicate Monsters by Stephanie Kuehn

2015-10-19 10:10

This is not an enjoyable book. A good one, yes – but certainly not a fun or fluffy one.

Loved the books and the TV show? These books may just become your new favourite reads.

Loved the books and the TV show? These books may just become your new favourite reads.

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Twilight reimagined: Bella's a boy!

2015-10-06 13:16

Author of best-selling Twilight saga, Stephanie Meyer has gender-flipped the roles of Bella and Edward in this 10th anniversary edition of Twilight.

Book review: The Gracekeepers by Kirsty Logan

2015-10-02 09:49

In Kirsty Logan's debut novel, we are transported into a magical, post-apocalyptic world, where we follow the journey of Callanish, a Gracekeeper and North, a circus performer.

Book review: Under Ground by S.L. Grey

2015-10-02 09:20

The world succumbs to a deadly virus, as strangers are confined underground in the Sanctum, a luxurious survival bunker with no where to hide and with deadly consequences.

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