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Skoobs Theatre of Books

Concept Book Store In Johannesburg

Skoobs Theatre of Books in Johannesburg is a store where your imagination can run wild: a world of literary and entertainment delights. The first of its kind in South Africa, this innovative state-of-the-art concept store covers 1,200 square metres of space on two levels, in the heart of Montecasino and offers a huge range of books in every genre.

The store also includes a coffee shop with unique coffee and tea offerings and an up-market Champagne Bar on the upper level, with baby grand piano to provide entertainment while you enjoy a glass of bubbly and choose a good read. Skoobs has a wide selection of reading accessories and gifts as well as range of the latest DVD’s.

The wonderland continues for the younger generation with a custom-designed, animal-themed interactive kiddie’s book section and a breath taking Skoobs fish tank, complete with specially designed water books to keep visitors mesmerised.

The wonderland continues for the younger generation with a custom-designed, animal-themed interactive kiddie’s book section and a fish tank. Skoobs is also visited from time to time by well loved children’s book characters who promote the joy and benefits of reading.

The Coffee Shop at Skoobs offers a varied menu which includes toasted sandwiches, cakes, freshly baked muffins, juices and delicious aromatic coffee tailored to your taste. High Tea can be booked for special occasions and The Champagne Bar is a popular venue for celebrations, parties, musical events and has even been the romantic setting for a fairytale wedding!

Events for October 2017

2 October 2017: Book Launch : Speak Connect Succeed : 18h30 for 19h00
Aletta Rochat is South Africa’s first Certified World Class Speaking Coach, Author and past District Governor for Toastmasters in Southern Africa.
Cash bar available.

3 October 2017: Business Book Club: 18h30 for 19h00 : Confluence by Piers Cruickshanks
Confluence tells the uplifting non-fiction story of the Dusi canoe marathon partnership of Piers Cruickshanks, a seasoned paddler who had won multiple gold medals in the Dusi, with Siseko Ntondini, a paddler who had come up through the ranks of the Soweto Canoe Club, and whose dream was to win a gold medal in the Dusi. The two men agree to paddle together and start training towards their gold-medal goal, but in order to get to the start line, they need to overcome cultural and physical challenges to create a winning combination.
The movie Beyond the River, is based loosely on their story, this is a book that will has wide-ranging, feel-good appeal.
Bring a book for the Signature Library in Soweto. Cash Bar.

7 October 2017: Little Maestros : 10h00: Classical concert for children.
Paid event. Contact Magdalene Minnaar [] for bookings.

7 October 2017: Book Launch : The Secret of the Bird God : 14h00
Evadeen Brickwood grew up in Germany and studied cultural sciences and languages. She began writing youth novels in the ‘Remember the Future’ series about time travel in 2003 and "Children of the Moon" was published in 2005 and 2007 in South Africa. This book has been translated into German under the name "Kinder des Mondes" and the sequel followed shortly after. The author writes novels in English and German and has been a member of PEN since 2006. She started self-publishing in 2013 and is now represented on various print and online platforms. Evadeen still lives with her family in Johannesburg.
Drinks & snacks will be served.

11 October : Quizzitch (General Knowledge Quiz) : 19h00: All Welcome (Bookings Essential)
Bring your team of up to 6 players and a mascot to our monthly head-scratching quiz. Fun & prizes. Food will be on sale. Cash Bar. Book your table soon as space is limited. Quizmaster Gill Lindsell is guaranteed to confound and entertain you with her clever questions. R20.00 per head.
Email to add your team

12 October 2017: Book Launch : The Inconceivable Truth : 18h30 for 19h00
Nicki Fenthum is an accomplished 38-year-old professional who drives herself to burnout after 20 years of pushing to the limit in the corporate world. Booked off work to reclaim her health, Nicki takes until her 40th birthday to redefine her priorities, and is surprised to discover the strong desire for a child.

This realisation takes Nicki and her husband on an emotionally, physically, and financially draining three-year journey through unsuccessful surgical procedures, AI, IVF, and even donor egg implants – all skilfully marketed as the science of treating infertility. Over the years, endless research and painful personal experience reveal that this ‘science’ is largely misinformation, and trial and error. And sometimes unexplained luck dressed up as success.

Five miscarriages down and suffering from ongoing gynaecological complications, Nicki’s dream of being a mother ends with a hysterectomy. Nicki is forced to re-examine and re-define what it means to be a whole and successful woman in the 21st century, amid the social pressure, judgment, and grief of being childless.
Drinks & snacks will be served.

14 October 2017: Story Time with Akiki : 10h00 – 12h00
Join author Fatuma Abdullah for a magic few hours of storytelling and a colouring competition for kids.
Light snacks for the children. Cash bar for parents.

17 October 2017: Book Launch : The Equilibrium: Training the Money Mindset : 18h30 for 19h00
Kenneth Kam is from Singapore but fell in love with Bangkok years ago, where today he has a holiday home. Previously a noted industry professional for the last 20 years, he has been profiled on TV, magazines and

even in a book – Romancing The Customer by Paul Temporal. Professionally, Kenneth is a Forex trader and is working on growing his multimillion-dollar portfolio. Kenneth’s other great passion is to make available his philosophies on mindset, character and trading stamina to the world.
Snacks & drinks will be served.

18 October 2017: Book Launch : Tony Park “ The Cull” : 18h30 for 19h00
Another gripping best seller by international author Tony Park – his 14th novel set in Africa.

Tony has worked as a reporter, a press secretary, a PR consultant and a freelance writer. He is also a Major in the Australian Army Reserve and served in Afghanistan in 2002. Tony and his wife divide their time between Sydney and southern Africa where they own a home on the border of the Kruger National Park.
Drinks & snacks will be served. No charge. All welcome

19 October 2017: Book Launch: Finding Gobi : 18h30 for 19h00
The cutest book launch we have ever hosted! The true story of a little dog and an incredible journey.
In 2016, Dion Leonard, a seasoned ultra marathon runner, unexpectedly stumbled across a little stray dog while competing in a gruelling 150 mile race across the Gobi Desert. The lovable pup, who earned the name ‘Gobi’, proved that what she lacked in size, she more than made up for in heart, as she went step for step with Dion over the treacherous Tian Shan Mountains, managing to keep pace with him for over 100km.
As Dion witnessed the incredible determination of this small animal, he felt something change within himself. In the past he had always focused on winning and being the best, but his goal now was simply to make sure that his new friend was safe, nourished and hydrated. Although Dion did not finish first, he felt he had won something far greater and promised to bring Gobi back to the UK for good to become a new addition to his family.
This was the start of a journey neither of them would ever forget with a roller coaster ride of drama, grief, heartbreak, joy and love that changed their lives forever. Finding Gobi is the ultimate story of hope, of resilience and of friendship, proving once again, that dogs really are ‘man’s best friend.’

Cash bar available.

21 October 2017: Book Launch : Salome & Gogo : 10h30
Children’s book launch with new author Corne Groenewald. Games & readings for kids.
Drinks & snacks will be served.

24 October 2017: Book Launch : Mike Saunders : 18h00 for 18h30
In this review of his book “The Five Year Mark”, entrepreneur Mike Saunders will be in conversation with Brett Spilkin about his journey. Says Mike of the book, “The Five Year Mark is collection of personal stories and lessons I have learnt , while building a business. In short, easy to read chapters, I cover a range of principles and lessons learnt during our company’s first five years, including: vision; leadership; operations; personal development; culture and more. In many ways, this book is something I wish I could have read during the early years of my entrepreneurial journey. It would have saved me some time and money, and I would be further along the way to entrepreneurial success than I am today. My hope is that this book helps you build and grow your business to the next… Five Year Mark”.

Light snacks and drinks on arrival. Cash bar thereafter.

26 October : Book Launch : It’s A Dad : Craig Wilkinson : 18h30 for 19h00
Craig is a bestselling South African author, award winning social entrepreneur, sought after inspirational speaker and Dad Coach. He is passionate about equipping men to be great fathers and leaders. He spoke at TEDx on the topic in a powerful talk entitled "Real Man. Real Dad.", which can be found on his website.

Becoming a father is a beautiful, awe inspiring experience, but it's also challenging, uncharted territory for most men. The journey starts the day your partner announces she is carrying your child. Pregnancy, labour, birth and then adjusting to a newborn child in your home and relationship is a roller coaster of emotions and changes. Equipping yourself for the ride is one of the greatest gifts you can give your child, your partner and yourself.
Drinks & snacks will be served.

31 October : Special Halloween Book Launch : Horror Series

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Telephone: +27 11 513 2800

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Sunday to Thursday: 10h00 – 23h00
Friday and Saturday: 10h00 – 24h00

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