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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 April 2017

26 April 2017 : Book Launch : Beautiful Chaos : 18h30

Author : Zaheera Walker
A delicious romance from this very engaging author.
All welcome. Snacks and Cash Bar available.


28 April 2017 : Book Launch : Kazungal Series : 18h30
Author : Markus Lukusa
Born in the DRC, Marcus is a salesman, writer and karate expert who writes gripping fantasy books with an African flavour. New to his series is “Blood Ties – The Awakening of the Ancestral Curse”.
All welcome. Snacks and Cash Bar available.

Events for May 2017

2 May 2017: Business Book Club : 19h00
Join Jacques Velleman with guest author Collen Lemawane, author of “Why Broke When There is So Much Info” for an informative evening.  Cost of entrance is a used business book which will be donated to The Signature Library in Soweto.  Cash Bar Available.


3 May 2017: Poetry Evening with Writers Bloc : 19h30
The theme for the evening is “The Other Side”.
A fantastic line up of talented local poets and performers.  All welcome. Open Mic.


4 May 2017: Book Launch : Escapist Techniques by Danya Raquel : 18h30
The debut of a fresh new voice in realistic gripping fiction.  Snacks served and cash bar.


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


10 May 2017: Book Launch : Picture of Patches. The Poetry of Jody Wayne and Chris F Smith : 18h30
Performance by Jody Wayne. Poetry Readings. Snacks & Cash Bar


11 May 2017: An Evening With Lesley Pearce : 18h30
International best-selling author Lesley Pearce chats to us about her books Dead to Me and Woman In The Woods.
Wear a gorgeous fascinator or hat and stand a chance to win a fantastic book hamper.  Follow the link for tickets:


18 May 2017: Book Launch : Peter Vinton : 18h30
Experience the launch of a new book genre “Emotiverse” with author Peter Vinton.
Welcome Drinks, Snacks and Cash Bar.


20 May 2017: Indie Authors Networking Meeting : 14h00
Thinking of becoming an author? Join the growing group of independent authors doing it for themselves. Key note speaker and networking with authors, printers, designers, e book publishers, social media experts and bloggers.
Cash Bar. All Welcome.


24 May 2017: Book Launch : Bronwyn Heskith : Speaker Savvy: 18h30
Join well known public speaker and speaker bureau owner, Bronwyn Heskith for the launch of her first book.
Snacks and Cash Bar


25 May 2017: Poetry Evening with Writers Bloc : 19h30
Theme to be advised.
A fantastic line up of talented local poets and performers.  All welcome. Open Mic.


26 May 2017: LGBT Singles Night : 19h00
Join us for a night of total “fabulosity”.
Tickets available at R120.00 per head. Email for more details.

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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