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Kalk Bay Books and Quivertree invite you to a launch for
Cook. Better.
by Nikki Werner and Brandon de Kock
This is not a cookbook. It is a book about cooking. Think of it as cooking between the lines… or, stuff your mother should have told you.
Here are the hows and whys behind everyday ingredients and techniques – when to use coarse or finely ground salt, best pairings for common garden herbs, extracting and building flavour, champion chopping techniques, foolproof fillet, spud’s lore and much much more.
This user-friendly book is for everyone who’s anywhere along the cookery continuum. It is the ‘ta-da’ moment for those who have been cooking, duty bound, for years, but didn’t show up for basics training.
Nikki and Brandon will be chatting to Kate Wilson.
WHEN: Thursday 23 April at 6 for 6.30
WHERE: Kalk Bay Books, 124 Main Road, Kalk Bay
RSVP ESSENTIAL: Email events@kalkbaybooks.co.za or call us on 021 788 2266
Wine for the evening is generously sponsored by Leopard’s Leap Wines

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Philosophy Café at Kalk Bay Books, hosted by Helen Douglas, counselling philosopher.
“What I propose, therefore, is very simple: it is nothing more than to think what we are doing.” Hannah Arendt
WHEN: Tuesday, 24 February 2015 at 6.45 for 7pm 
RSVP directly to Helen by emailing helen@philosophy-practice.co.za or by calling 021 788 4667
(Bring your own drinks, if you like)

Kalk Bay Books and Wits University Press invite you to a discussion of
Richard Rive: A Partial Biography
By Shaun Viljoen
Richard Moore Rive was a writer, scholar, literary critic and college teacher in Cape Town, South Africa. He is best known for his short stories written in the late 1950s and for his second novel, ‘Buckingham Palace’, District Six, in which he depicted the well-known cosmopolitan area of District Six, where he grew up.
In this biography Shaun Viljoen, a former colleague of Rive’s, creates the composite qualities of a man who was committed to the struggle against racial oppression and to the ideals of non-racialism but was also variously described as irascible, pompous and arrogant, with a ‘cultivated urbanity’. Beneath these public personae lurked a constant and troubled awareness of his skin colour and guardedness about his homosexuality.
Using his own and others’ memories, and drawing on Rive’s fiction, Viljoen brings the author to life with sensitivity and empathy. The biography follows Rive from his early years in the 1950s, writing for Drum magazine and spending time in the company of great anti-establishment writers such as Jack Cope, Ingrid Jonker, Jan Rabie, Marjorie Wallace, Es’kia Mphahlele and Nadine Gordimer, to his acceptance at Magdalene College, Oxford, where he completed his doctorate on Olive Schreiner, before returning to South Africa to resume his position as senior lecturer at Hewat College of Education.
Shaun Viljoen will be in conversation with Imraan Coovadia
WHEN: Thursday 26th February at 6 for 6.30pm
WHERE: 124 Main Road, Kalk Bay
RSVP: email us at events@kalkbaybooks.co.za or call us on 021 788 2266
Wine for the evening is generously sponsored by Leopard’s Leap Wines.

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Kalk Bay Books and Jacana invite you to a launch for
   The Search for the Rarest Bird in the World
      by Vernon R.L. Head
Vernon will be in conversation with John Maytham
In 1990 an expedition of Cambridge scientists arrived at the Plains of Nechisar, tucked between the hills of the Great Rift Valley in the Gamo Gofa province in the country of Ethiopia. On that expedition, 315 species of birds were seen; 61 species of mammal and 69 species of butterfly were identified; 20 species of dragonflies and damselflies; 17 reptile species were recorded; three frog species were filed; plants were listed. And the wing of a road-killed bird was packed into a brown paper bag.
It was to become the most famous wing in the world.
Vernon R.L. Head was born in Cape Town. He studied architecture, winning national and international awards, and is presently Chairman of BirdLife South Africa. When not working on environmental matters, he is either designing special buildings, or traveling the world looking for the rarest birds. This is his first book.
WHEN: Thursday 20 November at 7 for 7.30pm
WHERE: Kalk Bay Books, 124 Main Road, Kalk Bay
RSVP: call 021 788 2266 or email events@kalkbaybooks.co.za
It’s important for us to know how many people to expect at an event. Please always RSVP if you want to attend. If you RSVP and are subsequently unable to make it on the night, please do let us know.
Wine for the evening is generously sponsored by Leopard’s Leap Wines.

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Kalk Bay Community Church (KBCC), 180 Main Road, Kalk Bay

KBCC is an evangelical non-denominational church. The beautiful church building was built in 1923 and is on the premises of The Bible Institute of South Africa, 180 Main Road Kalk Bay. However, our fellowship in Christ is more important than a building. The Kalk Bay Community Church has a special relationship with the Bible Institute and is thankful for counsel and help in the past. BI students form part of our community of believers and take an active part in the life of the church. KBCC aims to provide a place of fellowship and worship for believers living in and around Kalk Bay, but also to be a missional church where every member is involved to live and tell the good news of Jesus to those around us and to the ends of the earth.


Sunday Service: Starts at 0930hrs

Bible Study: Wednesday Evenings from 1830hrs – at the Church


  • Pastor: Willem Conradie – Tel: +27 (0)21 785 1882; Mobile: +27 (0)82 961 2874; Email: willemscoradie@gmail.com

  • Elder: Daniel Simango – Mobile: +27 (0)83 699 7497

Everyone is most welcome.

ANPA Jewels, from Kalk Bay to Franschhoek

ANPA Jewels is adding on a 40m2 extension to the existing boutique in Franschhoek. “The Private Collection” space showcases all things we love, including beautiful handbags and luxurious scarves to hand selected art and ceramics. Not to forget some very special jewellery pieces….

Please join us for the opening of “The Private Collection”, 42 Huguenot Street, Franschhoek on Saturday 13. September, between 10:30 and 14:30. We are looking forward to welcoming you in Franschhoek.


See you soon, Andreas & Patrizia

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what’s happening at the community centre?

kalk bay community centre-1There will be an alternative Talent Exchange Market on Saturday, 2nd August, 2014 from Noon-3pm in the Kalk Bay Community Centre, opposite Dalebrook Tidal Pool.

All are welcome and there is no entrance fee!

This is a market where community gather to exchange goods and services, for mainly Talents and sometimes Rands.

It costs nothing to join the exchange and there are many benefits. Our web address is www.ces.org.za.

So come and see for yourself and be a part of our community.

If you would like to have a stall at the market then contact Allan on 0791838430 or wiseal44@gmail.com

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Kalk Bay Books and Jacana Media invite you to the launch of
The Unsaid
by Richard De Nooy 

Newshound J.R. Deo has spent his life pursuing tragedy to the darkest corners of the globe, reporting on places like the Killing fields and the Middle East. He has not emerged unscathed from this quest: he has a history of violent outbursts, and following a savage attack on fellow journalists in a bar, Deo’s mental state and criminal accountability for the attack are assessed at the Institute for forensic observation in the Netherlands. Here, he goes from observer to observed. The calm in his cell is initially ideal for taking stock of horrors past and present.

But gradually, sinister figures take control of his pen and begin dictating their confessions through his writing. Meanwhile, his fellow inmates at the Institute also become increasingly restless. The violent, paranoid men he is among begin to wonder what exactly Deo is reporting on, and more importantly, to whom.

When: Monday 12th May
Where: 124 Main Road, Kalk Bay

call us on 021 788 2266 or email events@kalkbaybooks.co.za

Wine is generously sponsored by Leopard’s Leap
and snacks are catered by The Annex

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Kalk Bay Books and Bookstorm invite you to the launch of
How to Fix South Africa’s Schools
By Prof Jonathan Jansen and Molly Blank
South Africa has an education crisis, despite the fact that the government spends the biggest slice of its budget on education, more than any other African country. And yet the crisis persists.
Jansen and Blank looked at South African schools that work, in spite of adverse conditions – schools in poor communities, schools with overcrowded classrooms, schools in both rural and urban environments – and have drawn out the practical strategies that make them successful. There are no complicated theories, no difficult to implement solutions – just lots of common sense.
Molly Blank is a documentary filmmaker who began working in South Africa as a Fulbright Scholar in 2005. Previously she was a teacher in Washington, DC. She holds an MA in Journalism from the University of California, Berkeley and a BA in History from Tufts University.
Professor Jonathan Jansen is the rector of the University of the Free State, where he has earned a formidable reputation for transformation and for a deep commitment to reconciliation. A former Dean of Education at the University of Pretoria, Prof Jansen holds an impressive collection of degrees and awards, including the position as President of the South African Institute of Race Relations.
Molly Blank and Prof Jansen will be in conversation with Cameron Dugmore.
Date: Friday 25th April
Time: 6.00 for 6.30pm
Place: Kalk Bay Books, 124 Main Road, Kalk Bay
call us on 021 788 2266 or email us on events@kalkbaybooks.co.za

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Swedish author Jonas Jonasson is coming to Kalk Bay Books to talk about his novel, The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared.

So many of us have read and loved this delightful book, which is one of Kalk Bay Books’ best selling fiction titles. The Hundred-Year-Old Man is published by Jonathan Ball. Please don’t hesitate to bring your beloved old dog-eared copy to be signed, and of course we will have copies available for those who don’t yet have one.

Jonas will be in conversation with Ann Donald.
Date: Tuesday 11 February
Time: 6.00 for 6.30pm
Place: Kalk Bay Books, 124 Main Road, Kalk Bay
Important note regarding RSVPs for this particular event:
Admission is free, but since we anticipate that it will be very popular, a strict admissions policy will be applied to avoid overcrowding and disappointment.
Please RSVP via EMAIL ONLY, to the following email address: events@kalkbaybooks.co.za (this is our new email address for events). In your email, please specify that it’s for Jonas, and provide us with your full name and the full names of others in your party. We will reserve spaces on a first-come first-served basis, and we will confirm this with you either way.
Wine is generously sponsored by Leopard’s Leap, and snacks are catered by The Annex

Kalk Bay Books and Moonshine Media invite you to the launch of
     Depth Leadership
           by Helene Smit

Helene’s previous book, Beneath – Exploring the Unconscious in Individuals, introduced the subject of depth psychology and provided some insight as to why we do the things we do, and how we can change ourselves.
Her new book, Depth Leadership, is aimed at those who lead groups, whether formal organisational groups or informal social groups, and offers help to anyone from CEOs to teachers to nurses to municipal managers to parents. Depth Leadership is a reworking of her 2009 book, The Depth Facilitator’s Handbook, and brings to fruition a process that started twenty-five years ago. “I am pleased to now be able to say that I have a method,” she says. Depth Leadership is beautifully illustrated by Kalk Bay artist Katherine Glenday.
Helene and Katherine will be in conversation with Elspeth Donovan

Date: Thursday 13 February
Time: 6.00 for 6.30pm
Place: Kalk Bay Books, 124 Main Road, Kalk Bay
RSVP by emailing events@kalkbaybooks.co.za (please note that this is our new email address for events), or by calling 021 788 2266
Wine is generously sponsored by Leopard’s Leap, and snacks are catered by The Annex

Idlewild and Kalk Bay books invite you to the launch of
   It’s All About Mimi
       by Denise Dorrance

Denise’s sharply ironic cartoons and elegant illustrations appear regularly in The Specatator, and have been featured in The Sunday Times, Red Magazine, and The Mail on Sunday’s YOU Magazine. It’s All About Mimi is the first collection of her work.
Denise will be chatting to Tim Butcher

Date: Tuesday 18 February
Time: 6.00 for 6.30pm
Place: Kalk Bay Books, 124 Main Road, Kalk Bay
RSVP by emailing events@kalkbaybooks.co.za (please note that this is our new email address for events), or by calling 021 788 2266
Wine is generously sponsored by Leopard’s Leap, and snacks are catered by The Annex

Kalk Bay Books and Umuzi invite you to the launch of
    Whoever Fears the Sea
         a novel by Justin Fox

While in Kenya researching a documentary about Swahili culture, Paul Waterson becomes obsessed with finding the last remaining Mtepe dhow, a magnificent vessel harking back to Africa’s rich maritime past, which he hears is washed up on a beach in Somalia. Getting someone to take him into Somali waters proves near impossible. When he does manage to talk a dhow captain into the journey, he and the crew are oblivious to the dangers that lie ahead…
Justin Fox is a travel writer and photographer based in Cape Town.His articles and photographs have appeared internationally in a number of publications and on a wide range of topics, while his short stories and poems have appeared in various anthologies. He has written scripts and directed award-winning documentaries and is a two-time Mondi journalism award winner. His most recent books include Cape Town CallingUnder the SwayAfrica Lens) and The Marginal Safari. This is his first novel.
Justin will be in conversation with Jacqui D’Lange

Date: Thursday 27th February
Time: 6.00 for 6.30pm
Place: Kalk Bay Books, 124 Main Road, Kalk Bay
RSVP by emailing events@kalkbaybooks.co.za (please note that this is our new email address for events), or by calling 021 788 2266
Wine is generously sponsored by Leopard’s Leap, and snacks are catered by The Annex

In other news:

Philosophy Cafe, hosted by the peerless Helen Douglas, has become so popular that the 4th of February’s gathering was fully booked before we could include it in this email. As consolation, you might want to visit Helen’s blog here http://filosofille.wordpress.com/
Be the first to know next time, by leap-frogging onto Helen’s own mailing list, thus avoiding future angst, medication and therapy fees.
Sign up here: helen@philosophy-practice.co.za
The Studio Gallery next door is hosting a remarkable exhibition curated by archivist Marlene Sullivan Winberg. !Nanni’s Sketchbook – annotations of loss and abundance, celebrates an extraordinary 19th century collection of children’s drawings and paintings, made by the Namibian !kun child, !nanni and his three friends between 1879 and 1881. The !kun children’s collection is part of the celebrated Bleek and Lloyd Collection, entered in the UNESCO’s Memory of the World Register. This exhibition is open until the 13th of February. Do go next door and have a look! We hope to have Marlene in the book shop for a talk in March.
For more details about Marlene and the material, visit Marlene’s website here //marlenewinberg.com/

We would like to thank everyone who came to the Max Du Preez launch, for being mostly patient and good natured in a very crowded and hot shop. It was a great talk, thanks for being there. We have begged Max to please try and be less popular next time, and we await his response.
To reserve a table for breakfast, lunch or dinner at
The Annex Restaurant call 021 788 2453
(Booking is essential after bookshop events)
The Studio Bistro is now open for dinner from Tuesdays to Saturdays

Contact them on 021 788 3774