news from kalk bay books

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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

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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

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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

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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/
P.S.

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