National Book Week 2018

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Stories are part of the culture and wealth of our communities. They have the power to teach, inspire, excite, connect and soothe. We see stories come alive as we share them every day on train platforms, in taxis, in church, in class or round a fire at night. We all have stories to tell. This…

Thank you!

National Book Week South African Book Fair

The South African Book Development Council (SABDC), in association with the Fibre Processing and Manufacturing (FP&M) Seta, extends a heartfelt thank you to all publishers, booksellers and industry associates who participated in showcasing the book industry through the South African Book Fair 2017 Exhibitions. Thank you for your role in presenting the industry and bringing…

Prepare for the biggest book drive in the history of the country

#BUY_A_BOOK Authors Enterprise Development Programme Literary Programme National Book Week South African Book Fair

The South African Book Development Council (SABDC) has worked tirelessly to bring books to all South Africans this September. The #BUYABOOK campaign kicks off today on 30 August, when books become available from Takealot and in all Exclusive Books and Bargain Books stores. Look out for our awesome selection of locally published books − priced…

A reading nation is a winning nation

#BUY_A_BOOK National Book Week

We’ve made it easy for you to take part in National Book Week’s #BUYABOOK campaign National Book Week’s #BUYABOOK campaign begins on 30 August 2017 and is being supported by three major book retailers: Exclusive Books, Bargain Books and Takealot. It ends on 17 September 2017. The campaign encourages the South African public to buy…

#Bountiful books for South Africa

#BUY_A_BOOK National Book Week South African Book Fair

Behind National Book Week and the South African Book Fair stands the belief that books remain the most cost-effective means of developing South Africa and its people. #BUYABOOK @R20 at Bargain Books, Exclusive Books and Takealot. A 20-year-long study across 27 countries found that having as few as 20 books in the home had a…

Funda Bala invites mascots to SABF

National Book Week South African Book Fair

Leading the mascots during National Book Week and at the Fair will be Funda Bala, the lifesize book mascot who travels around the country during NBW, delivering books into the hands of children in communities across South Africa. More than anything, Funda Bala loves visiting rural communities who own very few books. Funda Bala is…


#BUY_A_BOOK National Book Week South African Book Fair

The very recent National Reading Survey undertaken by the South African Book Development Council (SABDC) showed us that almost six in ten people are still living in ‘book-scarce’ households. In effect, this translates into numerous households with no book to page through, no book to read, no book to smell, no book to get excited…

Political Heads Support National Book Week 2016

National Book Week

Celebrating its seventh year since inception, National Book Week received unprecedented support from the Members of the Executive Council (MECs) and Mayors in South Africa’s nine provinces that hosted National Book Week activities. The South African Book Development Council would like to thank the Deputy Minister of Arts and Culture Mrs Rejoice Thizwilondi Mabudafhasi for…