David Baddiel and His Most Recent Book, The Taylor Turbochaser

David Baddiel and His Most Recent Book, The Taylor Turbochaser

  Comedian, television personality and author David Baddiel has by now made quite the smash with his middle-grade children’s books. And rightly so. His novels are reliably hilarious, invariably exciting and usually quite thoughtful. Like all the best children’s...

Storytime Saturday

Storytime Saturday

Saterdae is Storietyd op Bargain Books se Facebook-blad! In samewerking met NB-Uitgewers deel ons interessante inhoud oor kinder- en jeugboeke: uittreksels, aktiwiteite, boeklokprente én onderhoude met skrywers, vertalers en illustreerders . . . Tye: 10:00vm en...

Lux Verbi 70th Birthday Celebration

Lux Verbi 70th Birthday Celebration

Lux Verbi is ‘n Christelike druknaam wat ontstaan het uit die oudste uitgewery in Suid-Afrika, die Zuid-Afrikaanse Bijbelvereniging, wat in 1818 gestig is. In 1950 is die Bijbelvereniging se naam na NG Kerk Uitgewers verander. In 1980 het NG Kerk Uitgewers ’n nuwe...

Stephenie Meyer and Midnight Sun

Stephenie Meyer and Midnight Sun

Stephenie Meyer has once again proved that public appetite for this era’s most famous vampire and his lady love is as bottomless as the blood-hunger that drives the undead legend. The author of the Twilight Saga, which, of course, has long been a pop-culture sensation...

August Book of the Month

August Book of the Month

  Our book of the month this month is the new adventure from beloved author Tony Park, who has once again focused on a specific, hidden aspect of African crime to bring us another excellent mystery. Tony Park’s safari-tinged thrillers are always a winner,...

The Books of Takalani M

The Books of Takalani M

Takalani M is a self-published novelist who grew up in the Venda township of Shayandima in Limpopo. She first came to readers’ attention with her first novel, The Royal Mistress, which is the first book in a romantic trilogy that covers arranged marriage, class...

Raina Telgemeier Has Won the Eisner Prize Five Times!

Raina Telgemeier Has Won the Eisner Prize Five Times!

  Raina Telgemeier is a graphic novelist, cartoonist and YA superstar whose work has garnered many awards, as well as a legion of fans. Her work, which is often autobiographical, tends to pinpoint some of the most relatable and emotionally resonant moments of...

Storytime Saturday

Storytime Saturday

Saterdae is Storietyd op Bargain Books se Facebook-blad! In samewerking met NB-Uitgewers deel ons interessante inhoud oor kinder- en jeugboeke: uittreksels, aktiwiteite, boeklokprente én onderhoude met skrywers, vertalers en illustreerders . . . Tye: 10:00vm en...

The 2020 Booker Prize Longlist

The 2020 Booker Prize Longlist

  Once again, it’s that exciting time of year when we get to take a look at all the exceptional books that have caught the attention of this prestigious prize. And isn’t it a comfort, given everything that this year has thus far thrown at all of us, to know that...

8 More Books to Buy This July

8 More Books to Buy This July

  Here are eight more exciting titles that will be arriving in our stores this month and should become widely available. Be sure to keep an eye out for the ones that take your fancy. Without further fuss, here they are.   Death in Her Hands Ottessa Moshfegh...

Interview with Jen Thorpe, author of The Fall

Interview with Jen Thorpe, author of The Fall

Hector, #FeesMustFall protest leader, believes it’s time for the students to think a little bigger than toyi-toying. This creates problems for Noné, South Africa’s President, who wants no trouble from pesky students in the week she’s launching an extraordinary zoo....

10 Brilliant Books to Celebrate Women’s Day

10 Brilliant Books to Celebrate Women’s Day

  Womanhood is an umbrella that covers an incredible wealth of virtues and experiences. The world over, the gifts and achievements of women deserve celebration. One of the ways that we can do this, beyond the efforts that we’ll be making all August to treasure...

Storytime Saturday

Storytime Saturday

Saterdae is Storietyd op Bargain Books se Facebook-blad!In samewerking met NB-Uitgewers deel ons interessante inhoud oor kinder- en jeugboeke: uittreksels, aktiwiteite, boeklokprente én onderhoude met skrywers, vertalers en illustreerders . . .Tye: 10:00vm en 12:00nm...

Storytime Saturday

Storytime Saturday

Saterdae is Storietyd op Bargain Books se Facebook-blad!In samewerking met NB-Uitgewers deel ons interessante inhoud oor kinder- en jeugboeke: uittreksels, aktiwiteite, boeklokprente én onderhoude met skrywers, vertalers en illustreerders . . .Tye: 10:00vm en 12:00nm...

Twitter chat with The Lazy Makoti

Twitter chat with The Lazy Makoti

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...

Mandela Day promotion

Mandela Day promotion

  As we all know, July 18th is the birthday of Nelson Mandela. To celebrate the life of perhaps the most iconic South African of all time, Bargain Books is running a fabulous promotion all July. Whenever you spend R600 or more in one of our stores, you’ll receive...

Six Books You Might Have Missed in June

Six Books You Might Have Missed in June

  June’s been a big month for the proper causes. Between BLM and Pride, it has been a politically-charged month full of serious issues, just celebrations and re-examinations. As such, you might not have been able to get to some of the exciting titles that...

Brutal School Ties by Sam Cowen extract

Brutal School Ties by Sam Cowen extract

In September 2018, Collan Rex, the former water polo coach at Parktown Boys High School, found guilty of 144 charges of sexual assault and 14 of assault, was sentenced to 23 years in prison. It was one year longer than he'd been alive. The story made front page...

Twitter chat with Dr T transcript

Twitter chat with Dr T transcript

Hello and welcome to our chat with @drtlaleng, author of Dr T: A Guide to Sexual Health and Pleasure. Dr Tlaleng Mofokeng, also known as Dr T is a doctor, writer, radio and TV presenter as well as an internationally renowned health activist. #BBchatswith...