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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 January 2018

17 January 2018: Quiz Night : 19h00
Our first general knowledge quiz for the year with Quizmaster Gill Lindsell. R 10.00 per person.

Food and drinks on sale. RSVP to

Events for February 2018

5 February 2018 : Book Launch : How To Transform Your Life: 18h30
In the introduction to How to Transform Your Life, the author, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, says:

‘Through practising the instructions presented in this book we can transform our life from a state of misery into one of pure and everlasting happiness.’

Although we all wish to be happy and avoid problems, we constantly meet with problems and difficulties in our daily life. Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso shows clearly that the correct way for reducing our problems and increasing our happiness is to change our mental attitudes from negative to positive.

Drinks and snacks will be served. All welcome.

6 February 2018 : Business Book Club : 19h00
Joey Evans has always loved bikes, from his first second-hand Raleigh Strika at the age of six to the powerful off-road machines that became his passion later on in his life. His dream was one day to ride the most gruelling off-road race in the world, the 9000km Dakar Rally. In 2007 his dream was shattered when he broke his back in a racing accident. His spinal cord was crushed, leaving him paralysed from just below his chest. Doctors gave him a 10 per cent chance of ever walking again.

Many would have given up and become resigned to life in a wheelchair, but not Joey Evans. Not only would he get back on his feet and walk, but he would also keep his Dakar dream alive. It was a long and painful road to recovery, involving years of intensive rehabilitation and training, but he had the love and support of both family and friends and an incredible amount of determination. Joey shares the many challenges he and his family faced, relating the setbacks, as well as successes, along the way to the Dakar start line. But the start line was only the first goal – his sights were set on reaching the finish line, which he did in 2017 – the only South African to do so. From Para to Dakar is so much more than the story of one man reaching the Dakar finish line. It is a story of friendship and respect, compassion and kindness. It is about defying the odds to reach a dream, it is about grit, endurance and raw courage, and it is inspiring in its true heroism.
Joey will be in conversation with Jacques Velleman. All welcome. Bring a book to donate to the Signature Library in Soweto. Cash Bar available.

7 February 2018 : Poetry Night : 19h30 : Theme “New Beginnings”.
Join the poets from Writers Bloc as they astound you with their beautiful words accompanied by musical stylings from guest musicians. Open mic for new and budding poets. All welcome. Cash Bar available.

16 February 2018: Indie Author Networking : 18h30/19h00
Exchange views, ideas and advice with others in the writing community. Meet authors, editors, publishers, printers, designers, bloggers and more. Guest speaker is author Tamsin Bester who will be discussing the importance of good editing.
Cash Bar. No charge. All welcome

21 February : Quiz Night : 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.

Email to add your team.

22 February : Book Launch : The Coloured Kitchen : 18h30
Director at Hotwire Strategic Marketing and ex Tsogo Sun employee, the fabulous Deborah Bailey shares her favourite recipes collected during from her travels around the world. A special cook book filled with colourful recipes, ingredients, people, places and flavours.
Drinks & snacks will be available.

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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