Kids books you need to read to better understand the #BLM movement

Kids books you need to read to better understand the #BLM movement

  In our ongoing journey toward racial equality, nothing is quite as important as education. As numerous wise people have remarked, children aren’t born racist.  It’s essential then, that children of every kind should not only see themselves represented in the...

Interview with Kathy Reichs

Interview with Kathy Reichs

It’s sweltering in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Temperance Brennan, still recovering from neurosurgery following an aneurysm, is battling nightmares, migraines, and what she thinks might be hallucinations when she receives a series of mysterious text messages, each...

Local books you need to read to better understand the #BLM movement

Local books you need to read to better understand the #BLM movement

  Owing to a recent sequence of unspeakable travesties, culminating with the killing that shook the US, the Black Lives Matter movement and unified anti-racism efforts have gained new levels of support throughout the world. And rightfully so. But this is a...

Classics on Sale

Classics on Sale

The reading world has an interesting relationship with “the classics”, doesn’t it? Mark Twain once succinctly summed this up by saying: “…classic — something that everybody wants to have read and nobody wants to read”. No doubt there are books that you’ve always meant...

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...

More new titles available in store!

More new titles available in store!

Here are 7 recent titles that you’ll want to check out. We’ve got holiday romance, period scandal, ultra-modern espionage, vigilante justice and more. Whichever aspect of your book collection you are looking to boost, there’ll be something for you here. Take a look:...

8 More Top New Crime Thrillers and Mysteries at Bargain Books

8 More Top New Crime Thrillers and Mysteries at Bargain Books

  For all you crime and mystery fans out there, here are 8 more of the most gripping, atmospheric and satisfying reads to have recently come into stock. They’re all recent, notable titles that you’ll easily find on your next visit. Be sure to have a look through...

African Books for Pride Month

African 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...

Accidental Mayor extract

Accidental Mayor extract

In August 2016, well-known South African businessman Herman Mashaba became mayor of Johannesburg, heading a razor-thin DA-led coalition in the city. Three years later, in October 2019, he resigned from the party and from his position as mayor. At the time, Mashaba’s...

Top New Crime Thrillers and Mysteries at Bargain Books

Top New Crime Thrillers and Mysteries at Bargain Books

  Now that you can safely return to our stores and get those armfuls of new books that you’ve been hankering after, you might find yourselves wondering just what you’ll choose when you get there. Well, here are eight of the most gripping, thrilling titles that...

Tobacco Wars and the Lockdown Cigarette Ban

Tobacco Wars and the Lockdown Cigarette Ban

  Back in the latter half of last year, famous tax sleuth Johann van Loggerenberg released Tobacco Wars: Inside the Spy Games and Dirty Tricks of Southern Africa’s Cigarette Trade — a book that exposes the staggering amount of corruption surrounding the tobacco...

Core titles at Bargain Books

Core titles at Bargain Books

If you’ve had a look at the top ten lately, you’ll have seen that essential self-help books and financial guides are occupying many of the higher positions at the moment. There are many classic and timeless books of advice that remain important to the book-buying...

David Walliams and Slime

David Walliams and Slime

  David Walliams’s brand new book, Slime, is released in stores today! If there are kids in your life, or you’ve ever been in a bookshop, or you have a television, you’re bound to know about David Walliams and his record-smashing rise to children’s author royalty...

Author Focus: Angie Thomas

Author Focus: Angie Thomas

Angie Thomas became a YA sensation with her debut novel The Hate U Give — a searing book about race, privilege, violence and injustice that truly shook up a scene dominated at the time by what we think of as more traditional young adult fare. There was not a vampire...

Priddy Books for Africa Day

Priddy Books for Africa Day

  25/05/2020. Today is Africa Day! This annual event (which celebrates the anniversary of the foundation of the Organisation of African Unity) inspires us all to consider the importance of African cultures at home and throughout the diaspora, to recognise how far...

Excellence Wins

Excellence Wins

It doesn't matter who you are or what you do - you want to become the best. You want to win, every time. Horst Schulze knows how to win. In Excellence Wins, Schulze, in his absolute no-nonsense approach, shares the visionary and disruptive principles that have...

Top 5 cookbooks

Top 5 cookbooks

  Now that we’re up and trading again after this long period of bookshoplessness, it turns out that cookbooks are being snapped up pretty eagerly. Whether this is because cookery proved to be a sustaining and fulfilling lockdown activity, or whether it’s because...

Pulitzer Prize Winners 2020

Pulitzer Prize Winners 2020

  It was Colson Whitehead’s second fiction win that pinched most of the headlines this Pulitzer season, but let us not forget that there are other books awarded the prestigious prize too. A little further below are the winners for non-fiction, biography and...