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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!

Skoobs Line-Up

Events for August 2018

22 August 2018: Meditation Morning at 11h00 (1 Hour)
Enjoy a relaxing and spiritual morning of meditation with Buddhist monk & teacher, Gen Kelsang Mila.  All welcome. No charge.

29 August 2018: Quiz Night 
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.
Email or  R30.00 per head.

30 August 2018: Workshop & Book Launch : The South African Music Business Bible 
Join industry guru Jonathan G Shaw as he takes you through the in’s and out’s of the SA music industry. A must for all aspiring and working musicians and performers.
Workshop kicks off at 17h00 and the book launch at 18h30 for 19h00.
To book your spot please email : or

31 August 2018: Book Launch : Food For Royalty : Julekha Gama :  18h30 for 19h00
Food For Royalty is a celebration of Julekha Gama’s Indian and South African culture and heritage.  It features an array of Indian cuisines woven into a tapestry of simple recipes and beautiful images.

It is traditional cooking at its finest. The book takes you on a journey through India, encourages healthy eating and the recipes are guaranteed to become a favourite in any home.

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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