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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 May 2017

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.

Events for June 2017

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


6 June 2017: Book Launch : The Ministry of Utmost Happiness
The much awaited sequel to The God of All Things, 20 years in the making. Booker prize winner Arundhati Roy has produced a book of unique sensitivity and beauty.
A special launch event sponsored by Penguin Random House and 5 Roses.
To book your place email


6 June 2017: The Business Book Club : 19h00
Our third BBC event is excited to welcome author Frans Cronje (South Africa in 2030). In conversation with Jacques Velleman.
All welcome. Bring a book to donate to the Signature Library.
Cash Bar available.


14 June 2017: Quizzitch : 19h30: All Welcome
Bring your team of 5-6 players and mascot to the first of our monthly quiz evenings. Gillian Lindsell is our Quizmaster.  Fun & prizes.  Food will be on sale. Cash Bar.  Book your table as space is limited. Email or


15 June 2017: Book Launch : Poetry : 18h30
Be there for the launch of our first poetry book in the vernacular by Nontobeko Sibisi.
Welcome drinks & snacks. All welcome


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

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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