Lou Clark knows lots of things. She knows how many footsteps there are between the bus stop and home. She knows she likes working in The Buttered Bun tea shop and she knows she might not love her boyfriend Patrick.
What Lou doesn’t know is she’s about to lose her job or that knowing what’s coming is what keeps her sane.
Will Traynor knows his motorcycle accident took away his desire to live. He knows everything feels very small and rather joyless now and he knows exactly how he’s going to put a stop to that.
What Will doesn’t know is that Lou is about to burst into his world in a riot of colour. And neither of them knows they’re going to change the other for all time.
We have a line – up of great functions this month.
Calling all mums, kids, grannies, nannies & keen crafters! Put down those iPads and come get creative! Learn to make colourful masterpieces with Monique Labat & Carroll Lazarus who will show us, step-by-step, how to use their Afriweave hand held loom. This is an interactive craft to do on your own or with friends. Make blankets for charities or do it as a hobby or empower yourself by starting your business. The options are endless! 10 am Saturday, 11th April @ Books & Books. Cost: R 90 pp (includes Afriweave needles & a ball of yarn)
Nelendhree Govender will be telling us all about the current and forthcoming titles from Jacana Publisher’s for the April Coffee Morning. Then local author, Cecile Levin will talk to us about her delightfully funny novel, A Piece of Cake. 10 am Tuesday, 14th April @ Books & Books. Cost: R 25 pp ( Includes tea/coffee & a snack)
Meet internationally acclaimed Irish author, John Connolly, for the launch of his latest novel, A Song of Shadows. If thrills and chills are what you enjoy then John Connolly is the man to listen to! 6 pm Thursday, 23rd April @ Books & Books. Cost: R 45 pp.
Join us for Story time and a fun activities. 10 am Saturday, 25th April @ Books & Books. No Charge.
Promote literacy in South Africa! From the 1st of April bookshops across SA have set aside a select list of books to promote reading for World Book Day. The books are at an amazing price of only R15 each! They will be offered to customers to purchase for themselves and as a donation to Project Literacy’s Run Home to Read. The books will be collected after world book day and handed over to the charity. We will be participating in the countrywide initiative and have all the books for you to purchase. Visit us to make your contribution!
If thrills and chills are what you enjoy then John Connolly is the man to listen to!
This bestselling author was born in Dublin, but divides his time between his native city and the United States, where the Charlie Parker thrillers are set. His debut novel Every Dead Thing launched him swiftly to the top of the thriller suspense genre. Every Dead Thing, was met with critical acclaim; it was nominated for the Bram Stoker Award for Best First Novel and went on to win the 2000 Shamus Award for Best First Private Eye Novel. Impressively, he is the first author outside of the US to have won this award. His work has been adapted for film and television including The New Daughter starring Kevin Costner. His first novel specifically for younger readers, The Gates, was published in 2009. Critics compared him to children’s authors, Eoin Colfer and Terry Pratchett, and recommended the book to both children and adults!
Books & Books will be hosting him for the launch of his latest Charlie Parker novel, A song of Shadows, on the evening of 23rd April.
Just listen, Adam says with a voice that sounds like shrapnel.
I open my eyes wide now.
I sit up as much as I can.
And I listen.
Stay, he says.
Choices. Seventeen-year-old Mia is faced with some tough ones: Stay true to her first love—music—even if it means losing her boyfriend and leaving her family and friends behind?
Then one February morning Mia goes for a drive with her family, and in an instant, everything changes. Suddenly, all the choices are gone, except one. And it’s the only one that matters.
If I Stay is a heartachingly beautiful book about the power of love, the true meaning of family, and the choices we all make.