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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 June 2017

29 June 2017: Singles Night “Hot & Spicy”

Eat, drink, laugh, mingle at our Singles Night with a top SA comedian. R120.00 includes a quesadilla plate and margarita cocktail.  Book now and bring your single friends

Events for July 2017

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

2 July 2017 : Book Launch : My Shining Little Star : 11h00
Especially for the kids. This delightful book teaches about happiness and important life lessons. There will be snacks, kids entertainment & prizes.  Cash Bar Available.

3 July 2017 : Kirtan Mantra Lounge 19h00 – 20h00
An hour of chanting with Kirtan Johannesburg Hari Krishnas.  No charge. All Welcome.

4 July 2017 : The Business Book Club : 19h00
Our fourth BBC event is excited to welcome Richard Mulholland, author of “Legacide” – why legacy thinking is the silent killer of innovation. In conversation with Jacques Velleman.  All welcome. Bring a book to donate to the Signature Library.  Cash Bar available.

5 July 2017 : Musical Showcase : 19h00
A showcase of new musical talent brought to you by Cap43 Entertainment.  Cash Bar available
Email for more information.

6 June 2017 : Book Launch : Trapped In Our Shadows : 18h30
Join us to celebrate this new book 'Trapped in Our Shadows' by Award Winning Author and BrandSA Ambassador, Victorine Mbong Shu.
Welcome drinks & snacks. All welcome

12 July 2017 : Quizzitch : 19h30: All Welcome (Bookings Essential)
Bring your team of 5-6 players and mascot to the second of our monthly general knowledge quiz evenings. Gillian Lindsell is our Quizmaster.  Fun & prizes.  Food will be on sale. Cash Bar.  Book your table as space is limited. Email Gillian on to add your team.

13 July 2017 : Book Launch : Music & Words : 18h30
You are cordially invited to a moving presentation by well know raconteur, Selwyn Klass, accompanied by piano virtuoso, Tony Bentel.  This dramatization and celebration of human courage in the face of adversity is based on inspirational words from Alexandra Levin’s book The Deeper the Sorrow, The Stronger the Spirit.
Snacks will be served. Cash Bar only.  All Welcome.

14 July  2017: Indie Author Networking : 19h00
Exchange views, ideas and advice with others in the writing community. Meet authors, editors, publishers, printers, designers, bloggers and more. Guest speakers.
Cash Bar. No charge. All welcome

17 July 2017 : Book Launch : Children of Light : 13h00 (this is a daytime event)
Join Sabelo Mahlalela on his spiritual journey to find answers to life’s greatest questions.  Follow his life story, share his interpretations and learn from his experiences.  A unique guide to fulfilling your God-given potential both personally and in business.
Snacks will be served. Cash Bar only.

26 July 2017 : Book Launch : Through A Black Iris : 18h30
Following the Cairo to Cape Town route in a quest to see more of his continent and motherland, author Alick Chinapi goes in search of what it means to be African. Brought to you by Helco Promotions.
Snacks will be served. Cash Bar.

27 July 2017 : Book Launch : Surviving ICU : 18h30
Join author Sonia Booth as she reveals her harrowing medical experiences and shares her successes despite the set-backs.
Snacks will be served. Cash Bar.

28 July  2017: Local Books For Local Authors : 18h30
Brought to you by Porcupine Press, this fantastic event features 6 authors in a celebration of local writing talent.
Snacks will be served. Cash Bar.

29 July 2017 : Book Launch : The Choppee Journey : 18h30
Follow the journey of International–Multi-Award-Winning Businessman, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, Family Man, CEO and Founder of CHOPROP, Yusuf Essa – from hot dog vendor to property guru. An Inspiring Read For All Aspiring Entrepreneurs.
RSVP’s are essential to or +27 82 7711786. Please note that the dress code is black tie.
Snacks will be served. Cash Bar.

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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