This is great news for book lovers, readers, writer and publishers, makre sure to diarise this one!
BookEx JHB 26-28 November
Powered by Estoril Books
‘It’s an initiative well worth supporting…see all you book lovers there!’ – Mandla Langa, 17 October 2010
Gauteng is the economic powerhouse of the nation and Johannesburg its financial heart. Therefore it is only fitting that a sizeable book event should eventually find its home here.
From November 2010 that home will be BookEx. Initiated by Estoril Books, BookEx will be a book extravaganza where the public can find plenty of titles for sale under one roof and publishers can exhibit their ranges and parade their authors.
Set to take place from 26- 28 November at The Sandton Convention centre, BookEx will incorporate both a large sales to the public and exhibitions from large and small publishers. It will also feature special events such as the mini crime-writing festival, “Crime Write.”
BookEx is the brainchild of Mohan Kanjee of Estoril Books, who said that, “Our aim is to create a hub of book shopping ahead of the summer holidays and Christmas together with author participation. In addition we will be hosting a two day Crime Writer’s Fest “CrimeWrite” within BookEx that has been developed by Mike Nicol, Margie Orford and a number of other crime writers.”
Other specific platforms are also being developed to make this not just a glorified book sale but an all encompassing book event of epic proportions. There will be a large children’s section complete with child-minders and activities such as storytelling, face painting and colouring in etc.
There will also be a strong emphasis on local, independent authors and publishers to give them a huge opportunity to promote themselves alongside the big guns of the business.
While a central exhibition space will be open to the public (entrance is only R30.00 for adults), sales will take place in one place, upon exit. Special shopping trolleys will be available and qualified sales staff will be manning the sales points.
Mike Nicol – ‘BookEx Johannesburg is underway amid much excitement after a bad year for book sales. CrimeWrite – showcasing the best krimi writers we have on offer – will be part of the scene. See you there: November 26 – 28 at the Sandton Convention – 16 October 2010
‘BookEx sounds great – and of course the crime fest has had everyone in a buzz’ Ben Williams,
Book SA, 13 October 2010
For updates please visit
Facebook: “BookEx Johannesburg”
Publishers and authors wishing to purchase exhibition space should contact:
011 462 2302
Estoril Books – Bestforallbooks!
Shops in Johannesburg: Cresta shopping centre, Village Walk, Fourways Mall and Southdown Shopping Centre, Irene.
26 – 28 November
Sandton convention Centre
Admission: R30.00 for adults
Concession for pensioners, children and scholars