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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

4 - 19 December 2018: Christmas Programme for Children

Christmas Book Readings (All Welcome/No Charge)

11, 12, 13 & 14 December 2018 at 13h00

Festive Biscuit Workshops (R100 per child)

18 & 19 December 2018 (all ingredients supplied)

  • 14h30 - 15h00 for ages 6 - 8
  • 15h30 - 16h00 for ages 9 - 12

Bookings for workshop essential at

13 December 2018: Carols At Skoobs: 18h30 for 19h00: R20 per head

This year in conjunction with Studio H we are hosting “A Classical Christmas” with David Morake, Erin Beck & The Majopela Acapella Singers, Hannelie van der Walt, Philip Botha as “ Ouma” and Elza Coetzee on piano.  Please bring a tin or non-perishable food item to donate to “Children In Safekeeping”.
All welcome.

20 December 2018: Gingerbread House Workshop: 18h30

Make as Memory – Build A House. Calling all families, friends, colleagues and couples. This festive season make memories with your nearest and dearest at our 
Gingerbread House Workshop. You will be given all the ingredients necessary to build and decorate a sweet & sensational structure, perfect to adorn your Christmas table! Booking is essential so contact Cost is R450 per house (1-2 builders per house)
Cash bar 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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