Quick Q+A with Lotus features local South African businesses in the new world for readers! Learn about Justine's passion for bookselling with Well Read Books SA.
Quick Q+A With Lotus: Mug Love
Quick Q+A with Lotus features local South African businesses in the new world for readers! Meet Lisa, the creative and owner behind Mug Love! They customize different mugs and water bottles, that get couriered anywhere South Africa.
Quick Q+A With Lotus: Yolk
Quick Q+A with Lotus features local South African businesses in the new world for readers! This week we welcome wonder-woman Stella Pretorius from Yolk, a former office stationery hub now a home for print and design.
Quick Q+A with Lotus: Avviare Bookish Art
Quick Q+A with Lotus features local South African businesses in the new world for readers! We welcome artist, entrepreneur Luzanne Warren from Avviare Bookish Art. Luzanne’s love for reading and art helped her turn a passion project into a career in art.
Quick Q+A with Lotus: SimpliPlay
Quick Q+A with Lotus features local South African businesses in the new world for readers! For our first feature we welcome John Martin, the Founder of the new start-up tech haven: SimpliPlay!
Cape Town’s Newest Online Bookstore: Lotus Bookstore
Here’s a little insight into Cape Town’s brand new online second-hand bookstore:
5 Charities You Can Donate Books and Goods To
Do you have books at home that you've read and want to donate? Want to bring some good karma into your life by helping the less fortunate? Here are 5 charities in Cape Town you can donate books, goods and aid to: Tears Animal Rescue Tears Animal Rescue is one of my favourite organisations and… Continue reading 5 Charities You Can Donate Books and Goods To
Wrap Up & Book Haul: 2018 SPCA Bag-A-Bargain Book Sale
Follow my blog with Bloglovin The SPCA hosted its annual Bag-A-Bargain book sale this past weekend and it brought back even more pre-loved books at this year's offering! Hosted at Timour Hall Villa, a familiar Southern Suburbs venue in Cape Town, South Africa, the book sale sold new and second-hand books ranging from children's books to… Continue reading Wrap Up & Book Haul: 2018 SPCA Bag-A-Bargain Book Sale
10 Amazing Gift Ideas For Book Lovers
Here are 10 amazing gift ideas for book lovers that are sure to be memorable: Bookish Mugs Personalised mugs are great, but bookish mugs are better! Bookish mugs come in different shapes and sizes, with popular bookish logos and quotes on them. They can be found at your local bookstore or most arts & crafts… Continue reading 10 Amazing Gift Ideas For Book Lovers
Wrap-Up of the 2017 Cape Town Book Sale and Book Haul!
Last weekend, I attended the Cape Town Book Sale where book sellers offered as much as 50% off on a wide range of titles. The book sale ran all weekend (16-18 June) at The Avenue, V&A Waterfront and offered you the chance to buy two kinds of tickets online or at the door. The Beat… Continue reading Wrap-Up of the 2017 Cape Town Book Sale and Book Haul!
5 Must-Read Crime Mystery Thriller Fictional Series
Here are some of the most exciting crime mystery thriller fictional series from popular authors that you absolutely MUST read: Harry Bosch series – Michael Connelly This series has to be one of favourite crime thrillers yet! It follows a Los Angeles cop, Hieronymus “Harry” Bosch, who joined the LAPD in 1972. This 20+ book… Continue reading 5 Must-Read Crime Mystery Thriller Fictional Series
Top 5 Bookish Problems
These are 5 of the worst bookish problems that I face quite often: New books vs Second-Hand Books: Even though I love the smell of new books, I’m an absolute sucker for a bargain! I could easily get a number of sought-after second-hand books at the cost of one brand-new book. While some dread the… Continue reading Top 5 Bookish Problems
New Book Releases for May 2017 by Penguin Random House
Penguin Random House is set to release these exciting fiction and non-fiction books in May 2017: International Fiction: The Black Book by James Patterson How can you prove your innocence when you can't remember the crime? Being a cop runs in Billy Harney's family. The son of Chicago's Chief of Detectives whose twin sister, Patty,… Continue reading New Book Releases for May 2017 by Penguin Random House
5 Great Books For Young South African Investors
Here are some of my favourite investment books I’ve read that I think are essential for young aspiring South African investors...
The Best Second Hand Bookstores in Cape Town – Part 2
After my first post (Part 1) I decided to do a follow-up post on some of the other great second hand bookstores I visit quite often. Let’s get to it: Bikini Beach Books – Gordon’s Bay If you're a fan of seeing rooms and hallways filled with books, Bikini Beach Books is the place for you! Make… Continue reading The Best Second Hand Bookstores in Cape Town – Part 2
2016 Christmas Book Giveaway!!!
It's Christmas time and what’s better than the gift of giving! I am giving away a copy of Paulo Coelho’s The Spy and Kathy Reichs’ The Bone Collection RULES (yes there are rules): Answer the question below (the answers are on the blog posts) Follow Lotus Book Blog’s Instagram account here Comment on this… Continue reading 2016 Christmas Book Giveaway!!!
The Best Second-Hand Bookstores in Cape Town – part 1
"Bookstores always remind me that there are good things in this world" - Vincent Van Gogh Here are some of the best second hand bookstores I’ve been to in Cape Town, South Africa: Kalk Bay Books This little bookstore is situated in the hub of Kalk Bay, right on the main road. It stocks a… Continue reading The Best Second-Hand Bookstores in Cape Town – part 1