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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 December 2017

2 December 2017 : Little Maestros : 10h00
Classical concert for children.
Paid event. Contact Magdalene Minnaar for bookings.

4 December 2017 : EBW 2020 with Speaker Yoke Van Dam: Registration at 10h00. Finished at 12h00
This time our topic will be, “How can we cater for a win-win in Business and family relationships. Tapping into Co-dependence and the Drama Triangle”. Our esteemed guest speaker is Yoke van Dam.

Bookings are essential so please email Refreshments are available to purchase.

4 December 2017 : Poetry Night : 20h00
Join our resident poets, Writers Bloc for another evening of talent. Open mic for newcomers.

5 December 2017 : Business Book Club : 19h00
Our next BBC event will welcome Mike Sharmam, author of The Best Dick. In this, his debut business book, Mike invites you to share in the hustle. From the enthusiastic, entrepreneurial beginnings of a bootstrapped startup founder – a relatively inexperienced 26 year old – to a seasoned, professional, storyteller, who has built a boutique social media advertising agency that has made more brands go viral, globally, than any other studio in Africa.

Mike will be in conversation with Jacques Velleman.

All welcome. Bring a book to donate to the Signature Library in Soweto. Cash Bar available

7 December 2017 : Book Launch : Reclaiming Beauty : 18h30 for 19h00
Join author & image consultant Glynis Mackenzie for a mini workshop.

Dressing On The Outside Is An Inside Job! Learn How To Look Like Your True Self! Bring along one item of clothing that you love and one that you are unsure of in order to take part in the workshop.

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Snacks will be served. Cash bar available.

9 December 2017 : Kids Book Launch : Complete Guide for Being A Monster : 10h30
Astika Chetram is a mother to three children, and currently works as the Brand Manager for FCA South Africa in Johannesburg. The Complete Guide to Being a Monster is her first published children’s book, and only an introduction to many more stories from her imaginative mind. Includes a reading and activities.

Monster inspired snacks for the kids and cash bar for parents.

11 December 2017 : Book Review & Talk : Oy Vey My Child is Gay & An Addict : 18h30 for 19h00
What happens when a mother is faced with the realisation that her gorgeous, caring and educated daughter is gay as well as being a destitute drug addict? A story of unconditional love and support, fighting against the dark underworld of addiction, deception & depravity.

Mother and author, Anne Lapedus Brest invites you to share her story with its heartfelt insight, candor and healthy dose of spirited humour.

Snacks will be served.

12 December 2017 : Book Launch : Gotcha : 18h30 for 19h00 : The truth about farm attacks and violence in our country.
From theft in the workplace and drug addiction to cash in transit heists and farm murders, polygraph expert and author, Silke Kaiser has seen it all. Based on actual polygraphs, this brave lady lifts the lid on crime in our country

in her first book, Gotcha. Brace yourself, it’s going to be a riveting read!

Drinks & snacks will be served.

13 December 2017 : Newspaper Launch : Northern Business Review : 18h30 for 19h00
The late Maxwell Dube, founder of Nsabasi Publishing, had a vision of producing a publication that he called The “Northern Business Review”. a monthly business community newspaper that provides a platform for businesses to market their product, services and to build their brand and uplift the business environment in our area. Sadly Maxwell passed away before he could realise his vision, however through his wife Leocardia and sons Phillip and Tshepo, together with the Fourways Chamber, the Northern Business review has come to life and the first edition of this newly designed newspaper in due out in November 2017.

14 December : Book & CD Launch : Get Off Your Musical Arse : 18h30 for 19h00
SAMA nominee and gold-selling music artist Rob Rodell is combo-launching his second book and 15th album at Skoobs on Thursday 14 December at 7pm. Rodell is busy with his PhD in music marketing and owns The Music Business Academy, which teaches students how to have successful music careers. 'Get Off Your Musical Ass' is a hard-hitting textbook guide for those who want to conquer the music industry, but makes for interesting reading on managing the churn of life in general!"

Cash Bar & Light Snacks. All welcome.

15 December 2017 : Carols With Sandton Choir : Bring the Family : 18h30
Skoobs Theatre of Books in conjunction with Sandton Choir are delighted to present an evening of Christmas Carols.
A 4 part harmony choir of twenty singers accompanied by a gifted pianist, will entertain you for just over an hour. The programme will include a number of popular favourites for the audience to sing along to as well as some new and interesting pieces. Refreshments will be on sale. Cash Bar.

R10.00 per person payable at the door.

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

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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