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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!

July Line-Up 2019

13 July 2019: Book Launch : Clever Is Who I Am, Stupid Is Who I Was : Itumeleng Modiba : 14h00 
This world needs motivation and guidance that will encourage people to do good and to hate bad things. “CLEVER IS WHO I AM STUPID IS WHO I WAS” is a motivational book based mostly on the author’s first and second-hand experiences. In our everyday life we meet challenges or go through difficulties which somehow lower our self-esteem and destroy our dreams and hopes. The various topics covered in this book are relevant to our generation’s lifestyle; and some of the topics highlight the feelings of the who have been interviewed by an author. 
All welcome. No charge.

15 July 2019: Poetry Evening : 19h00
Come and join us on the 15th of July at Skoobs Theatre of Books, Montecasino for yet another Open Mic Poetry Night.  Our theme is called “The Last Bubble” and is a tribute to one of our poets.  Please be sure to send us your details if you'd like to perform as spots fill up quickly! email:
Remember that it is R30 cash at the door. You don't want to miss this.

18 July 2019: Book Launch : Dreams & Visions : Sabelo Mahlalela : 18h30
In this his second book, author Sabelo Mahlalela brings us more revelatory messages explaining that God uses dreams and visions to speak to us.  After reading this book your dreams will have special meaning and your life will never be the same.
All welcome. Drinks & snacks will be served.

19 July 2019: High School Book Quiz “Bragging Writes”: 19h00
In this round Fourways High & Brescia House will battle it out to see who the last school is to make the quarter finals in September.  All welcome. No charge. For further information email

25 July 2019: Pecha Kucha Night : 19h00
A fantastic evening of public speaking on steroids!  20 slides, 20 seconds per slide make for a fast-paced and highly entertaining format, that is taking the world by storm!  R 50.00 per head.  For further information and the line-up of speakers, 
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27 July 2019: Board Game Night With Solarpop : 18h00 – 21h00
Unplug yourself and enjoy an evening of old-fashioned fun.  Play games such as Catan, 5 Second Rule SA,  Dixit, Spot It and more. All welcome. No charge. Food & drinks available.

31 July 2019: Quiz Night : 19h00
Another fun evening of general knowledge with Quizzmaster Gill Lindsell.  Teams of 4-6. R50 per head, R30 for students.  Prizes for the winning team. Food on sale & cash bar.
To book you team email or