LAUNCH: Absolutely Awesome South Africa @ Books & Books
Oct 15 @ 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Join us for a fun filled evening to celebrate the launch of Derryn Campbell’s new book  


*Give-aways *Amarula on arrival *Fun quiz

*Entertainment by Danville’s Amagugu and The Virginia Prep singers

* Proudly South African Lucky Draw Hamper

Special Launch Price

Praise for Awesome South Africa

“An extraordinary book, not what you would expect. It’s intriguing and reverent. It’s an absolute winner.” – Jenny Cryws-Williams, Radio702

‘Its hysterical, it’s wild! It truly is lots and lots of fun.’ – Nancy Richards, SAFM




Raising Superheroes Workshop @ Rennaisance Room, Durban Country Club
Nov 12 @ 8:30 PM – 11:30 PM


 Don’t miss out on hearing one of the world’s leading health and wellness experts! We will be hosting renowned professor, Tim Noakes and chef Jonno Proudfoot who will be talking about health, fitness, diet & their new book Raising Superheroes.

The Real Meal Revolution was all about taking on the global obesity epidemic with a revolutionary approach to eating. Now the authors bring you the next step towards changing the world!  Raising Superheroes is set to revolutionise the way we feed our children. It’s time to give our children the best nutrition possible, for the best start in life.

Space is limited, please book early to avoid disappointment!                                                               Please note that your seats will only be confirmed once proof of payment has been received by us.


LAUNCH: Trail Blazer by Ryan Sandes @ Protea Hotel Umhlanga Ridge
Mar 17 @ 5:15 PM – 7:00 PM

Trail Blazer Cover_HRIan: ‘You’re going to run how far?’  Ryan: ‘250 kilometres. But it’s over seven days, though.’ Ian: ‘And the furthest you’ve ever run is …?’ Ryan: ‘42.2 kilometres … on the road. And on trail … 35 kilometres.’ Ian: ‘Ryan, I think you need to reassess this …’
What does it take to run a six-day race through the world’s harshest deserts? Or 100 miles in a single day at altitudes that would leave you breathless just walking? More than that, though: what is it like to win these races? South Africa’s ultra-trail-running superstar Ryan Sandes has done just that. Since bursting onto the international trail-running scene by winning the first multistage race he ever entered – the brutal Gobi March – Ryan has gone on to win various other multistage and single-day races around the globe. Written with bestselling author and journalist Steve Smith, Trail Blazer – My Life as an Ultra-distance Trail Runner recounts the life story of this intrepid sportsman, from his experiences as a rudderless party animal to becoming a world-class athlete, and includes details on his training regimes, race strategies and aspirations for future sporting endeavours. Sports enthusiasts will enjoy the adrenaline-inducing trials and tribulations of one of South Africa’s most awe-inspiring athletes, while endurance-sport participants – from beginners to aspirant pros – will benefit from his insights and advice. As Professor Tim Noakes says in the Foreword to this book: ‘However much we might think we know and understand, there are some phenomena which now, and perhaps forever, we will never fully comprehend. We call such happenings “enigmas”. Or even miracles. Ryan Sandes is one such.’

10th Birthday Story Time with Kash @ Books & Books
Mar 29 @ 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
10th Birthday Coffee Morning @ Books & Books
Apr 12 @ 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM


Join Books & Books and Monica Dalby from Book Promotions for our April Coffee Morning. This month we also celebrate our 10th birthday!

Bring along your book club friends to hear about all the latest and greatest releases. Don’t miss out.

Booking is essential as seating is limited.


LAUNCH: Alone – The Search for Brett Archibald @ Durban Surf Club
May 4 @ 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM


In April 2013 a global breaking-news story surfaced on social media and in the world press, and rapidly gathered momentum. A South African man had fallen overboard in the night during a storm in remote Indonesian waters, without anyone else on board realising. Eight hours later a frantic search was underway. The incident caught the world’s attention as readers were instantly transported into the terror of the moment – imagine being left alone, 100 kilometres out to sea in the middle of a storm, watching your friends sail into the distance… Had he been dealt a fraction more bad luck, Brett would have died immediately. According to the experts, he should have died within 10 to 14 hours. But he chose not to die. Instead for 28-and-a-half hours Brett Archibald endured – the ocean, the elements, the creatures of the deep, and his own inner demons. Alone: The Search For Brett Archibald is the incredible but true story of what it takes to defy needle-in-a-haystack odds and survive what should have been certain death. Outdoor savvy, astonishing imagination, mental toughness, a refusal to give up hope and a canny rescuer with an unbelievable background ultimately saw him through. Most of all this is a story of the power of the human spirit that defies rational explanation.

Brett Archibald is an international businessman and entrepreneur, who built an impressive global career, which included directorship positions with a worldwide hospitality and travel corporation in Johannesburg, Sydney, Hong Kong and London. He now lives in Cape Town where he is the chairman and shareholder of an event and hospitality company.


LAUNCH: Baking with Jackie Cameron @ Durban Country Club
Jul 22 @ 6:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Baking with Jackie Cameron Jackie Cameron made her first biscuits under the watchful eyes of her grandmothers. Now she is able to pay tribute to them by including some of their cherished recipes in Baking with Jackie Cameron. But she wouldn’t be an award-winning chef if she didn’t take a recipe and make it her own. Jackie has applied her formidable culinary skills to some of her favourite recipes, presenting the reader with a selection of recipes that are utterly delectable, yet reassuringly familiar. Covering everything from biscuits, breads, pies and quiches for family meals, to celebration cakes and delectable desserts, Baking with Jackie Cameron is a book no keen baker should be without.

Jackie Cameron has had a prestigious culinary career. A graduate of
Christina Martin’s School of Food and Wine, she was head chef at
Hartford House for over a decade, winning accolades and making
Mooi River a ‘must-do’ destination for gourmands, before leaving to
start the Jackie Cameron School of Food and Wine in the KwaZulu-
Natal Midlands. She represented South Africa at the 2014 Audi Chef ’s
Cup in Italy, has appeared on television (MasterChef SA, Top
Billing, Ultimate Braai Master), is part of the Real Food Movement
and on the KZN committee of the South African Chef ’s Association.
Her first book, Jackie Cameron Cooks at Home, was published by
Penguin Books in 2013.


Ontmoet Deon Meyer @ Durban North College
Aug 31 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Coffee Morning with Nadia Hashimi @ Books & Books
Sep 13 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
LAUNCH: The Disruptors by Kerryn Krige @ Coastlands Umhlanga
Nov 4 @ 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

CoverJoin the Gordon Institute of Business Science to explore the world of The Disruptors  South Africa’s social entrepreneurs who are re-inventing business and society.

Meet co-author Kerryn Krige and  local social entrepreneurs Kovin Naidoo and the maverick team behind the proudly South African brand, Tsonga Shoes, as they explore the tricky questions of whether you can profit from charity and their thoughts on why social enterprises are considered to be the business model of the future.

This event is an opportunity to engage with those leading change in South Africa by combining the best that business has to offer with the best of civil society. 

Date: Friday, 4 November 2016 

Time: 17h30 for 18h00

Venue: Coastlands Umhlanga Hotel and Convention Centre, 329 Umhlanga Rocks Drive

RSVP: or 083 222 5781 by 26 October 2016

We look forward to disruptive conversations! 

The Disruptors Team: Kerryn, Itumeleng, Gus, Kovin, Peter & Kovashni