Bargain Books

Established in 1998, Bargain Books is South Africa’s leading discount book retailer with 80 stores in all 9 provinces. Our mission is to provide our customers with quality and innovative products, value for money and excellent service. Bargain Books is proud to have won SA Bookseller of the year 2011, 2013, 2014, 2017, 2018 and 2019. We are the leaders in Afrikaans, Children’s and Mass Market fiction in SA. We have an extensive product offering, many exclusive to Bargain Books and also publish Afrikaans Children’s Books.

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Our Weekly Top Ten Reads

 

Herfsmelodie

Author: Marile Cloete

Het hy haar liefde nodig om homself weer te vind? Sunet en Bertie het as hoërskoolleerders in die KleinKaroo deel geword van die uitgebreide vriendekring waaronder sy ousus Roelien en haar pa Herman ook tel. Hulle verhouding was ongekompliseerd en speels dwarsdeur hul studentejare, maar hul emigrasie as verloofdes het nie vir albei glad verloop nie. Nou is Sunet terug in Suid-Afrika en terug in die KleinKaroo, veilig in die vriendekring en gevestig in haar beroep as landbounavorser. Dis onvermydelik dat sy soms via Roelien iets van Bertie sal hoor, maar andersins het sy hom uit haar lewe gesny. Wanneer Bertie egter met sy twee onhanteerbare seuntjies terugkeer na sy ousus se huis, word Sunet se lewe omvergegooi. Sy kom gou agter hy is nie meer die onbesorgde jongeling wat sy liefgehad het nie. Dit lyk nie of hy sy getraumatiseerde kinders kan hanteer nie en die tragiese dood van sy vrou het hy nog glad nie verwerk nie.

ISBN: 9780639600239

Price: R95

Toe Soen jy My

Author: Elsa Winckler

Moenie vriende soen nie, dit lei net tot moeilikheid! Toe Gabriella Tredoux een aand in ‘n kuierplek op Mosselbaai vir Eben Joubert soen, verander alles. Die soen was veronderstel om haar te help om van ‘n ander klewerige vent ontslae te raak. Eben is mos net ‘n pel. Maar toe sy hom soen, terwyl ‘n lied oor soenery in die agtergrond speel kan sy nie langer aan hom dink as net ‘n pel nie. Miskien is almal tog reg toe hulle gesê het dat Jody nog lank nie klaar is met haar matchmaking nie. As tandarts op Mosselbaai, is Eben se lewe soos hy daarvan hou – ongekompliseerd. Wat hy van die huwelik weet, het hom vir altyd genees van gedagtes aan vir ewig en altyd, maar toe soen Gabriella hom en dis skielik onmoontlik om aan enigiets anders as aan haar te dink.

ISBN: 9780639600253

Price: R95

Dubbel die Moeilikheid

Author:Ciska Olivier

Hannah of Anna? Wie is nou wie? Hannah is by ‘n onverwagse werksonderhoud terwyl sy veronderstel is om gereed te maak vir ‘n geleentheid saam met haar kêrel. ‘n Onderhoud waarvan hy nie weet nie. Hy sal verstaan, praat sy haarself moed in wanneer sy agterkom sy gaan dit nie maak nie. Wat sy nie verwag nie, is dat haar tweelingsuster, Anna, besluit om haar plek in te neem omdat sy nie self kaartjies vir die vertoning kon bekom nie. Hierdie ondeurdagte besluit van Anna dompel hulle in ‘n situasie waar Hannah haar suster vir die week in Derick se geselskap los. Dit lei egter tot ‘n skokkende gebeurtenis. Hulle raak verloof. Derick is nie verloof aan sy wat Hannah is nie. O nee, sy was nie die een wat “ja” gesê het nie. Dit was Anna.

ISBN: 9780639600277

Price: R95

Ivoorblom vir Hai-Lin

Publisher: Mari Grobler

Sy is die perfekte simbool van vroulike skoonheid en sagmoedigheid, nes die magnolia Hai-Lin kuier met vakansie in Sjanghai, China by haar ma se vriende, Su Fen en Laum. Sy gebruik die tyd om Sjanghai te verken en geniet die unieke atmosfeer van die stad en sy mense. Sy het nog net een ernstige verhouding gehad toe sy ‘n student was, maar haar sogenaamd beste vriendin het hom skaamteloos afgevry. Eintlik het sy haar ‘n guns bewys. Sy onthou hoe die einste vriendin lang trane gehuil het toe die rokjagter haar ook verneuk het. Dit het Hai-Lin ‘n ewige gly gegee in gladdebek mans wat met al wat ‘n rok dra wil flankeer. ‘n Man sal eers haar vertroue moet wen, voor sy hom in haar wantrouige hart sal toelaat. Su Fen se seun, Laum is ‘n droom van ‘n man, maar dit lyk of hy maklik sal flankeer. Juis daarom moet sy daarop konsentreer om hom op ‘n afstand te hou. Gaan haar tyd in China haar egter anders laat dink oor die liefde, en wat is die simboliek van die ivoorblom?

ISBN: 9780639600291

Price: R95

The 5 AM Club

Author: Robin Sharma

Legendary leadership and elite performance expert Robin Sharma introduced The 5am Club concept over twenty years ago, based on a revolutionary morning routine that has helped his clients maximize their productivity, activate their best health and bulletproof their serenity in this age of overwhelming complexity. Now, in this life-changing book, handcrafted by the author over a rigorous four-year period, you will discover the early-rising habit that has helped so many accomplish epic results while upgrading their happiness, helpfulness and feelings of aliveness.

ISBN: 9780008312831

Price: R269

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

Author: Mark Manson

For decades, we’ve been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. “F*ck positivity,” Mark Manson says. “Let’s be honest, shit is f*cked and we have to live with it.” In his wildly popular Internet blog, Manson doesn’t sugarcoat or equivocate. He tells it like it is—a dose of raw, refreshing, honest truth that is sorely lacking today. The Subtle Art Of Not Giving A F*ck is his antidote to the coddling, let’s-all-feel-good mindset that has infected society and spoiled a generation, rewarding them with gold medals just for showing up.

ISBN: 9780062641540

Price: R269

Lazy Makoti's guide to the kitchen

Author: Mogau Seshoene

Mastering the kitchen can seem pretty intimidating, especially when confronted with Instagram and TV chefs who seem to do everything with ease while, at the same time, relating a cute anecdote on camera. I’ve found that what most people want is simply to learn to prepare delicious and visually appealing food – the kind that will gain likes on social media – which is what inspired this cookbook.

This book was written and compiled with YOU in mind, and takes into consideration all the different occasions a South African kitchen might have to cater for. The recipes use simple ingredients that are probably already in your pantry or fridge, and if not, they’re readily available in all our favourite grocery stores.

ISBN: 9781928429135

Price: R340

Paper Tiger

Author: Alide Dasnois, Chris Whitfield

When Iqbal Survé fired Cape Times editor Alide Dasnois the day after Nelson Mandela’s death amid accusations of disrespect towards Mandela, a storm engulfed Independent Newspapers. Many pointed to a Cape Times story about one of Survé’s firms as the real reason for his ire.

In the months that followed, newsrooms were torn apart by suspicion, recrimination and what many believed was a witch hunt to expel those not prepared to toady to the owner. Veteran journalists Dasnois and Chris Whitfield tell the real inside story.

ISBN: 9780624087175

Price: R260

The Alchemist

Author: Paolo Coelho

A poetic book with very big ideas about life, faith and destiny from Brazil’s best-known novelist. Through the simple tale of the adventures of an Andalusian shepherd boy who sets out to make a fortune but instead finds treasure within himself, Coelho weaves a magical fable with an important and inspiring message: ‘To realize one’s destiny is a person’s only real obligation.’ Beautifully written, here is a story that will stay with you long after you’ve finished reading it.

ISBN: 9780722532935

Price: R180

Manage your money like a f*cking grown up

Author: Sam Beckbessinger

In this clear and engaging basic guide to managing your finances, Sam Beckbessinger covers topics from compound interest and inflation to “Your brain on money”, negotiating a raise, and particularly local South African phenomena like “black tax”.
The book includes exercises and “how-to’s”, doesn’t shy away from the psychology of money, and is empowering, humorous and helpful.

The book you wish you’d had at 25, but is never too late to read.

ISBN: 9781868428229

Price: R199

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