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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!

Physical Address

Shop 74

Telephone: +27 11 513 2800

Skoobs Trading Hours

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

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Skoobs Line Up

Events for June 2018

12 June 2018: Book Launch: I Am The Patient Not The Shrink: 18h30 for 19h00
Join author Cal Kennedy as he takes you through his struggle with bipolar, unipolar and dyspraxia.
He will be in conversation with fellow author Laetitia Booysen.
Drinks & snacks will be served. All welcome.

14 June 2018: Book Launch: How To Shake The Past & Shape My Future: 18h30 for 19h00
Canadian born, metaphysical psychologist and coach Sonia Killick will help you learn how to live a life of purpose & fulfilment.
Drinks & snacks will be served. All welcome.

27 June 2018: Quiz Night (with an Irish flavour!!)
Fast becoming an institution at Skoobs! Join Quizmaster Gill Lindsell for a fun evening of trivia and general knowledge. Book your table early as space is limited.
Cash bar & food on sale.

This month we will have the added fun of a whiskey tasting courtesy of Red Breast Irish Whiskey and a bottle of whiskey worth R900 will be presented to the winning team. Email or