Friday, 8 September 2017


Bibliophiles in Jozi are in for a treat. The South Africa Book Fair (SABF) starts this morning at the Market precinct in Newtown and runs until Sunday evening. The star attraction of the fair is a comprehensive exhibition showcasing the very best in local publishing, which is being held at Museum Africa. Find out more about latest local publications, careers in the sector, and visit the Research Lane and Library Village. Entrance is free and this is definitely a must-see.  

For the kids, the National Book Week Magic Tent will be a treat, and the City of Joburg has a demo library set up at the Gramadoelas restaurant. The friendly librarians there will introduce you to all of the services available at your local library and show you how to access the wonderful world of the written word. Both events are also free.

Then there's a comprehensive literary programme featuring Authors in Discussion sessions, children's theatre, young adult workshops, and even some unusual cooking demonstrations. Most of the sessions cost R30, with the children's theatre sessions being R60 and the cooking demonstrations R100. The organisers advise pre-booking online as seats for some of the sessions are limited.

Safe parking is available at the Newtown Mall, which is situated just behind the Market precinct. The entrance is situated in Miriam Makeba Street.

Be there and enjoy all the fun of the fair!

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