Debut of the Month February 2024

Debut of the Month February 2024

Voyage of the Damned by Frances White Booksellers spend much of their time talking about and promoting the newest books by the most well-known authors. That's the nature of the business. But what we're really passionate about, and what really makes the book world so...

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Book of the Month- February 2024

Book of the Month- February 2024

House of Flame and Shadow (Crescent City #3) by Sarah J. Maas Could it be the most anticipated fantasy release of the year? Oh absolutely. Could it be the sexiest and most spellbinding? Too right it could. Is its gorgeous cover already making book bloggers drool? You...

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Blind Date with a Book

Blind Date with a Book

At all Bargain Books branches, love yourself first and treat yourself to a little Valentine's Day surprise. In books, as in romance, it's often the most unexpected that most touches the heart. Some romance books reveal the essence of love, some explore its...

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Debut of the Month – Jan 2024

Debut of the Month – Jan 2024

Happy New Year everybody! There are a lot of things that can be said about this year just passed, as there always are… but the best of them is this: it was filled with so many good books! We hope you've had a chance to reflect on your year's worth of reading, and we...

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Give the Gift of Inspiration

Give the Gift of Inspiration

Give the Gift of Inspiration Two things we can probably agree on about inspiration. One: it’s possibly the greatest gift you can give. Two: books are the best way to do that! Then again, it’s a hard thing to put your finger on, isn’t it? But you know when it’s there....

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Give the Gift of Imagination!

Give the Gift of Imagination!

Give the Gift of Imagination! It's fair to say that Christmas Elves - and their boss, we forget his name (just kidding, you know who we mean) - know a thing or two about imagination. You'd have to, wouldn't you, if your only job was to thrill and delight kids...

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Give the Gift of Escape

Give the Gift of Escape

Give the Gift of Escape Which best-selling new novels are our Christmas elves most excited about? Well, read on to find out! Nothing is as satisfying as a well-crafted story by a proven, celebrated author. When looking to leave the concerns of the day behind for a...

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Give the Gift of Flavour

Give the Gift of Flavour

Give the Gift of Flavour There’s nothing quite like introducing a loved one to a new flavour. We bet we can all remember a time we delighted someone we care about with a food they had never tasted before. And that’s really what it’s all about, right? Flavours last...

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PRIDE Blog  – October 2023

PRIDE Blog – October 2023

Happy Pride!To celebrate all the super strides that are being made in the book world in terms of representation, variety, and queerness - and to treat you all to some wonderful gay stories, of course - we have put together a list of scintillating pride reads. There’s...

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Roald Dahl Month

Roald Dahl Month

Roald Dahl Month At Bargain Books, this September is Roald Dahl month! And, yes, there are Golden Tickets up for grabs. The children’s books of Roald Dahl, not that you needed telling, are among the most charming, memorable, and evergreen stories ever put to page....

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Get Ready for the World Cup!

Get Ready for the World Cup!

Get Ready for the World Cup! With rugby’s most hotly anticipated contest now just weeks away, everybody’s asking the same question: can Erasmus and the Springboks do it again? We could debate it forever, of course, but we thought it might be more appropriate for us to...

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Debut of the Month

Debut of the Month

Speak of the Devil by Rose Wilding Here we are once again shining the spotlight on a brand-new author and this time around we have for you a brilliantly tangled-up thriller, with a decapitated narcissist and seven women who rightfully hated him at its centre. Rose...

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2nd Book of the Month

2nd Book of the Month

Betrayal by Lesley Pearse Because we couldn’t choose between these two exciting new releases, Pip Williams’ new novel, The Bookbinder of Jericho, is joined by the newest home-based suspense novel from one of the best household names in fiction. Being one of the UK’s...

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Book of the Month July

Book of the Month July

The Bookbinder of JerichoBy Pip Williams   Imagine spending your life surrounded by the most mind-expanding books being written. Imagine spending your life in a city absolutely overflowing with knowledge and learning. And then imagine being told that it is not...

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Book of the Month June

Book of the Month June

Book of the Month June: Killing Moon by Jo Nesbø It’s been a little while since we’ve had anything new from Nesbø - who’s still, often convincingly, called the king of crime writers - and thus we’ve not heard from one of the book world’s most compelling and memorable...

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Book of the Month May

Book of the Month May

Atlas: The Story of Pa Salt By Lucinda Riley and Harry Whittaker An epic family saga reaches its stunning, long-awaited conclusion.  In crafting the epic, resonant Seven Sisters series, the late Lucinda Riley not only captured the hearts and minds of readers...

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Bargain Books at Comic Con!

Bargain Books at Comic Con!

That’s right we’re going to be at Comic Con Cape Town this year. And we’ll be bringing all the value, range, service and passion that make our stores the best. Spend more than R400 at our Comic Con stall and stand a chance to win a Tokyo Ghoul: re box set!Find us at...

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Bargain Books Easter Egg Hunt

Bargain Books Easter Egg Hunt

If you ask us, there are not many traditions that are as much fun as a proper Easter egg hunt. They’re fun to set up, they’re fun to take part in, heck, they’re even fun just to watch. All the colour, all the excitement… all the chocolate. Add books to this situation...

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Books of the Month March

Books of the Month March

This month, we thought we’d go with something thrilling. And then we saw that there are two enormous thrillers new to the shelves this month and, rather than attempting to choose between them, we thought we’d feature them both. So, if you’re into shocking twists,...

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Pokémon Day with Bargain Books

Pokémon Day with Bargain Books

Pokémon Day with Bargain Books Join us for a whole host of events celebrating the inimitable world of Pokémon and its many evolutions! If you are a person of, let’s say, a certain age, you might just remember what it was like trying to explain Pokémon (and why you...

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Valentine’s Day Promotion

Valentine’s Day Promotion

Valentine’s Day Promotion This Valentine’s Day, you can get four Mills and Boon titles for just R200! This is at least half the usual price! Here’s a Valentine’s thought: what would romance be without books? Books can, and have, explored and illuminated every facet of...

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Young Adult Books on our Christmas List

Young Adult Books on our Christmas List

Heartstopper Yearbook by Alice Oseman 👉WAS R359 NOW R329 SAVE R30 Boy meets boy. Boys become friends. Boys fall in love. This joyful trip into the LGBTQ+ world of Heartstopper is the perfect gift for anyone who loves the graphic novels or Netflix TV series The...

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Cookery Books on our Christmas List

Cookery Books on our Christmas List

Die Demokratiese Republiek van Braai 2 by Jan Braai 👉WAS R429 NOW R399 SAVE R30 Die nuwe uitgawe van Die Demokratiese Republiek van Braai bevat 'n keur van nuwe resepte. Die indeling van die hoofstukke is aangepas, met besonderse resepte vir steak, hoender,...

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Gift Books on our Christmas List

Gift Books on our Christmas List

Minecraft Gift Box 👉WAS R389 NOW R359 SAVE R30 Dive into Minecraft with the official Minecraft Gift Box, packed with tips and tricks for creating amazing builds in the game. Get creative with this ultimate builder's gift box, a must-have for all Minecraft...

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Fiksieboeke Op Ons Kerslys

Fiksieboeke Op Ons Kerslys

Op pad na Moormansgat by Chris Karsten 👉WAS R229 NOW R199 SAVE R30 Een aand in 1914 word Koos de la Rey op pad na ’n rebellie noodlottig gewond. Die teiken was die bendelid William Foster. Dat De la Rey in die spervuur beland het, was pure toeval. Of was dit?...

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Fiction Books on our Christmas List

Fiction Books on our Christmas List

All the Broken Places by John Boyne 👉WAS R339 NOW R299 SAVE R40 It may be fair to suggest that The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas occupies a special place within the myriad fiction that has been written about the atrocities of that particularly awful period of...

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Children’s Books on our Christmas List

Children’s Books on our Christmas List

Diary of a Wimpy Kid 17: Diper Overload by Jeff Kinney 👉WAS R259 NOW R239 SAVE R20 Greg Heffley and his wimpy kid diary are back at last with another hilarious new adventure… and this time, it is all about fame and glory and rock n’ roll! As we all know,...

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Christmas Early Bird Special

Christmas Early Bird Special

There is something quite magical about Christmas shopping. Not every season do we venture out with the express intention of bringing joy to those we love. The whole process can be, rewarding, elating and tinged with gleeful anticipation. But then, it can easily go...

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FAF – Through fire – THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY

FAF – Through fire – THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY

Faf du Plessis is one of cricket's greatest ever fieldsmen as well as an accomplished all-format batsman. He is among SA's most memorable and characterful former national captains. But his new autobiography is not merely a book about a career in cricket. Faf: Through...

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The Rabbit Hunch by Tess Gunty

The Rabbit Hunch by Tess Gunty

Our Debut of the Month is an inventive, heartbreaking and difficult to categorise tale of survival and yearning. Written by the kind of insightful, literary voice that comes along only seldom The Rabbit Hutch is set to become one of the year’s most talked about first...

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Fiction Book of The Month

Fiction Book of The Month

The Thursday Murder Club is back! And this time our intrepid detectives are faced with their very favourite kind of case… one that’s tantalising, complex, famous, and a decade old. Perhaps life ought to be quieting down for Elizabeth, Joyce, Ron and Ibrahim. But being...

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BB Warehouse Sale September 2022

BB Warehouse Sale September 2022

That’s right, it’s time for another of our famous warehouse sales! By now you’re hopefully at least a little familiar with these spectacular sales of ours, but in case you are not, here’s a little about them. The range and value at Bargain Books is, of course,...

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Heritage Day 2022

Heritage Day 2022

Join us in championing the great writers and writing that continue to make this country, and all the people in it, more interesting, creative and valuable. As part of our celebrations, we will be offering you the chance to do this via even better prices than usual....

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Books to blow your mind!

Books to blow your mind!

Never is it a bad idea to avail yourself of all the wisdom and insight that the great minds of recent times have taken pains to set down in print. Which is why it's handy that Bargain Books has collected for your consideration some of the best books out there on...

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September Debut of The Month

September Debut of The Month

  The Favour by Nora Murphy Our Debut of the Month this month delivers a powerful slice of domestic suspense handled with an unusual amount of compassion and insight. Themes of abuse are regularly the basis for thrillers, but it is not every day that the premise...

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The Elephants of Thula Thula

The Elephants of Thula Thula

This month, every customer who buys a copy of our Book of the Month will get the chance to win a fabulous and exclusive prize: two luxurious nights at Thula Thula Game Reserve. More details on that below, but first, a little about the book. Even though it’s brand new,...

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Koos Bekker’s Billions  by T.J. Strydom

Koos Bekker’s Billions by T.J. Strydom

Koos Bekker, South African businessman, is the chairman of the media group Naspers - and that’s an entity we are all familiar with, whether we know it or not. Naspers is the parent organisation of Media 24 and Takealot, it’s the largest media company outside of the...

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2 Harry Potter 3D Puzzles

2 Harry Potter 3D Puzzles

A Good Way to Have Some Calming and Magical Indoor Fun It’s a testament to the lasting appeal of the world of Harry Potter and Hogwarts that more lovely ways to conjure and interact with that universe are being continuously developed. As part of our efforts to keep an...

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Women’s Month Promotion

Women’s Month Promotion

There are many ways to celebrate the women in your life. There are many ways, too, to celebrate all the women of the world. But, and you may already have guessed our position here, the best way, naturally, is with books! The best way involves sharing directly in the...

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August Debut of the Month

August Debut of the Month

Small Miracles by Anne Booth Join us once again this month in celebrating another splendid debut novel. What kind of debut tends to get you excited? Well, as you certainly know by now, we tend to get excited about many, many of them. This time, we have been...

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A is vir Augustus en Afrikaans

A is vir Augustus en Afrikaans

A is vir Augustus en Afrikaans. B is vir Bargain Books! In Augustus vier Bargain Books die werk van ‘n groot aantal van ons beste Afrikaanse skrywers deur daagliks afslag te gee op ‘n bepaalde titel. Elke dag, ja, letterlik elke dag, van hierdie maand bied ons 20%...

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Q&A WITH BETH O’ LEARY

Q&A WITH BETH O’ LEARY

  How are you and how's 2022 treating you? I’m very well, thank you! 2022 has been lovely – it has been wonderful bringing The No-Show out into the world, and meeting readers face-to-face at last after years of pandemic publication dates. And my little one is...

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Bargain Books, Mandela Day and Starting Chance

Bargain Books, Mandela Day and Starting Chance

A good start in education is vital not only to life outcomes but to the health of our nation and our kind as a whole. For some, a foundational education is harder to achieve than it should be, harder than many of us realise… and that's where our new promotion comes...

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Karen M. McManus

Karen M. McManus

One of Us is Lying: #BookTok and Streaming Sensation Karen M. McManus is a bestselling author known primarily for the series One of Us Is Next, now also a series on Netflix. Many are calling her the queen of teen crime. She’s also one of the authors benefiting from...

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July New Author of The Month

July New Author of The Month

Once again delving into the world of first novels to find the most tantalising debuts, we bring you The Measure by Nikki Erlick - a fascinating and ambitious book that begins with a compelling concept and grows to encompass as many forms of love, hope and fate as you...

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July Book of the Month

July Book of the Month

Our pick for BOTM this month comes from a beloved author who’s been gripping readers the world over for some time with her suspenseful storytelling and intense domestic dramas.   Deception by Lesley Pearse We all have to wonder, from time to time, whether we...

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BookTok Hits

BookTok Hits

If the bestseller lists over the course of this year have been any indication, #BookTok - the arm of TikTok dedicated to the love of literature and all things bookish - has been having quite an effect on the publishing industry, and on reading in general. This...

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June New Fiction Releases

June New Fiction Releases

Our picks for the most exciting new fiction of the month this month do feature a whole bunch of murder and mayhem. And who doesn’t like a nice murder, after all? But be not afeared, some of those murders are of the more lighthearted variety (which certainly is a...

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International Books for Pride Month

International Books for Pride Month

June is Pride Month – a month for celebrating and contemplating all things LGBTQ+, for encouraging unity and for honouring the long and often arduous journey that the global queer community has taken to get to this point… as well as all that has yet to be achieved....

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