12 of the Most Chilling Lines Ever Written

Is it possible to conjure absolute dread with just a single sentence? Well, yes. Often you’ll be needing more than that (a whole book is usually recommended), but these creepy lines are a testament to what can be triggered in the mind by a few well-chosen words....

The 8 Scariest Novels of the Decade

Within the many genres that go into making up modern literature, horror has a special place. The shelves are positively teeming with vampires, zombies, psychos, apocalypses… it’s a wonder they don’t drip when we aren’t looking. And yet, as a subset of fiction, it...

Face To Face with Evil: Two Studies by Christopher Berry-Dee

This Halloween week, or indeed any week, you can get your shivers and chills from a good monster story or a dark paranormal encounter… or you can gaze into the fascinatingly heinous minds of people harbouring true wickedness. Christopher Berry-Dee is one of the...

Shop Early for Christmas: Some Highlights from our Christmas Special

We all know the Christmas Shopping madness. Every year you promise yourself that you’ll get it done early, that you’re gifts will be neatly and timeously prepared, safely stacked somewhere secure until the family and friends arrive. Then you glance at the calendar and...

Stories of Auschwitz, the Holocaust, Survival and Hope

Stories of Auschwitz, the Holocaust, Survival and Hope It might feel a little odd, celebrating this particular subset of literature – we can be happy that these books exist, but we must inevitably be sobered by the events that brought them into being. Tales of the...

The Booker Prize Shortlist 2019

One of the very best things about the Booker Prize is that it brings to the very forefront of the publishing world the kinds of literary and diverse works that so often lack effusive marketing campaigns, books that are true achievements regardless of genre and...

Heritage Day 2019

Big word, heritage, isn’t it? You could go on for hours about what it entails: there’s such a host of intellectual, personal and cultural factors that make up the topic, all very important… Ultimately though, Heritage Day is about celebration. So whether you spend it...

Brew Etc at The Warehouse Books Sale

Brew Etc are our resident coffee partners at The Warehouse Book Sale. They make great coffee and provide yummy treats to ensure visitors have the energy to keep shopping as long as they like. They have a variety of hot and cold drinks available PLUS you can buy beans...

Upcoming Film-to-Book Adaptations

Of course, It Chapter Two is out this week, which is madly exciting because, well, it’s absolutely bound to be thrilling, but also because Stephen King adaptations always prompt such vigorous and fascinating comparison – as do most film adaptations. Often these...

The Warehouse Book Sale: 24th September 2019

The Bargain Books Warehouse Sale had its first event in April 2018. We opened our doors ahead of schedule as we had customers queuing from early in the morning! It was a very busy day and we all loved it. So much so that we have since had 5 more sales and it has...

Q&A With Sally Andrew, Author of Death on the Limpopo

The Karoo’s best loved agony aunt and crime fighter, Tannie Maria returns in a new mystery-thriller that takes us on a murderous journey with new allies and a little love-trouble. Sally Andrew answered some questions we had about the latest instalment in this charming...

14 of The Fiercest, Funniest Burns in Literature

The other day I spent a little too long flicking through my copy of The Shakespeare Insult Generator (which is a little book that all word lovers should own… and possibly carry at all times), and it got me to thinking about insults in literature. It takes special...

Three Empowering Titles for Women’s Day

This Women’s Day (while you’re being rightly celebrated and adored, of course), why not also get your go-getter on with these three recent looks into feminine power and experience? Collectively they look at gaining independence and worth by taking it into your own...

5 of The Greatest Female Characters in Literature

Right, I’m not going to officially “rank” them, because I’m sure I could hardly handle the arguments with myself, much less weather the idea of courting impassioned contention, so, in no particular order, here are some of the greatest – and my favourite – female...

10 Fun Facts About The Lion King

Exciting news… The new version of The Lion King is out this week! Before you head off to see it, here are some fun facts for you to chew on. • Twenty-five years have passed since The Lion King came out in 1994! • Jeremy Irons, the originally voice of Scar was...

Pangebraaide geelstert met quinoa en botterbone

Die vars roketblare en bros dennepitte laat hierdie gereg besonder smaaklik en vars lyk. Sorg dat die botterboontjies en quinoa louwarm is wanneer jy die vis voorsit. As jy nie geelstert in die hande kan kry nie, vervang dit met geskroeiroosterde tuna. Lewe 4 porsies...