The Blackridge House by Julia Martin – 28 May 2019

blackridge coverNext week, we launch The Blackridge House by Julia Martin, published by Jonathan Ball.

A quest is never what you expect it to be.

DETAILS: Kalk Bay Books, Tuesday 28 May at 18:00 for 18:30
RSVP essential: please call 021 788 2266 or email

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Madame Curie – a life-changing biography – 14 May 2019

We are honoured to welcome Professor Anwar Mall as he talks about Marie Curie. Please join us in learning more about this indomitable and persevering spirit.

DETAILS: Tuesday 14 May at 18:00 for 18:30 at Kalk Bay Books, 124 Main Road, Kalk Bay
RSVP: Please email or call us on 021 788 2266.

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Helen Douglas at Kalk Bay Books – 23 April 2019

Helen Douglas returns to Kalk Bay Books to ask a question:
What do we think about when we think about democracy? Come and join a conversation of amateurs (non-professionals, from Latin amator – “lover”) about what we each actually, personally,  think about when we think about democracy.

DETAILS: Tuesday 23 April at 6 for 6.30pm
TICKETS:  R40 – to book please call us on 0217882266 or email

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The Last Elephants – Don Pinnock & Colin Bell – 9 April 2019


We launch The Last Elephants, compiled by Don Pinnock and Colin Bell, published by Struik Nature. Don Pinnock and Colin Bell will be in conversation with Dr Ian McCallum.

DETAILS: Tuesday 9 April at 6 for 6.30 pm
RSVP ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL: email or call 021 788 2266. Sorry, we are now fully booked!

Hailey Gaunt reads from My Life on Legs – 26 March 2019

gaunt coverNext Tuesday, please join us in welcoming poet Hailey Gaunt to Kalk Bay Books, where she will read from her collection, My Life on Legs.

Hailey is an American freelance writer with an MA in Creative Writing from Rhodes University. She has lived in South Africa and Botswana for the past eleven years, and recently travelled through Central and South America with her husband in their van, affectionately named Babo Conquista.

My Life On Legs is her first collection of poems.

Details: Tuesday 26th March at 6 for 6.30pm
Please RSVP, by emailing or calling us on 021 788 2266