CapeTownMagazine.com

It’s A Treasure Hunt At A R2 Book Sale

Unwrapping Cape Town with you.
Also engage with our other channels
to find something you don't want to miss.
 
www.capetownmagazine.com/subscribe
CapeTownMag
CapeTownMagazine.com
capetownmag

It’s A Treasure Hunt At A R2 Book Sale

Find old gems, childhood classics, best sellers and out-of-print books.

Durbanville Children’s Home (DCH) is hosting a R2 book sale on Thursday 25 July, and on the last Thursday of every month thereafter. You’ll find all sorts of treasures there, as well as in their charity shop. The Bookshop is open every Thursday from 10am to 1pm and until 5pm on the last Thursday of the month, and on the first Saturday of the month from 9am to 1pm, so round up the little ones and go hunting.

THE JOY OF READING
The organiser of the DCH bookshop is a retired librarian, Ilze Swart. She introduced the R2 sales to attract more customers - and raise more funds for the home - while spreading the joy of reading and owning books, they are making them affordable for everyone.  

The books arrive via public donation and children’s books in good condition go to the library in the Children’s Home.

OLD GEMS AND CHILDHOOD CLASSICS
At the R2 sale you’ll find old editions of textbooks, fiction, non-fiction, Reader’s Digest titles, foreign language titles (especially Dutch, French and German), English and Afrikaans books, classics, children’s books and older fiction titles by the likes of Desmond Bagley, Taylor Caldwell and PG Wodehouse. There’s also Afrikaans books

Older readers may find childhood favourites - like the Enid Blyton series - that they have always wanted to re-read or share with a grandchild. Some CDs, puzzles, games and DVDs are usually also on sale. Everything is arranged in useful categories, so items are easy to find. 

GOOD TO KNOW
The R2 Book Sale takes place in the lounge at DCH. Books are arranged on tables for easy browsing and credit card facilities are available. There’s free parking on the large verge outside the gates of the home in Church Street. 

ATTENDING THE DCH BOOK SALE
There is no charge to attend the event. Contact the organisers directly if you have any questions on dch@durbanvillekinderhuis.org.za. The R2 sale is on from 10am–5pm on the last Thursday of every month.

---

On the hunt for more books? Check out these book stores.

Want to lend a hand? You could volunteer at these charities

Keep them entertained with free and cheap things to do with kids in Cape Town.

---

Supercharge your event? Our Events Support Programme gets results. Contact support@capetownmagazine.com or +27 (0)21 422 2444.

Use our events section for an up-to-date overview of what’s happening in the city, ‘burbs and dorpies. Join our newsletter and get quick access on the go by adding us to your mobile home screen for the ultimate guide to discoveries in Cape Town.

Follow and like us on TwitterFacebookLinkedInInstagramPinterest for updates.

Cape Town Events Calendar
January 2020
SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT
1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 31

let_talk_boulesBoules: Your New Favourite Drinking Game

Hold your own beverage while playing France’s most popular game with a local twist

piano_bar5Head to the Rooftop for Bottomless ...

Pongracz flows at the Skybar, upstairs from The Piano Bar

festival_of_rebelsParty Like A Biker, Win A Harley And ...

Celebrate the freedom of riding a motorcycle and rock out to an epic line-up of live music

aerial_moves_the_sourceAdd New Yoga And Pilates Moves To Your ...

Two days of dropping from the ceiling, plus learn safe set-up for aerial hammocks

Children’s_Interactive_TourDiscover Stories From Africa In The ...

Kids interact with artworks through creative play, drawing, writing, reading and ...

wine_glass_13Wine Down Every Weekend at The Wine ...

Great specials: 2-for-1 on Fridays, oysters and bubbly on Sundays

the_om_revolution_2019Sunrise To Sunset Yoga On The Beach Or ...

Sociable, mindful, fun and affordable group yoga classes in the park or on the beach

scout_smart_ideas_nerf_battleA Children’s Activity That They Will ...

There’s a range of games, from strategic to free play

african_relish_2019An Affordable Summer Food Adventure In ...

2 two nights accommodations, a half-day cooking course with lunch or dinner, and a recipe ...

extrablattWholesome Buffet Breakfast And Sunday ...

Hot food, cold food. Saturdays, Sundays, and public holidays

aroundaboutnew3Season Specials And More With ...

From R200 vouchers and free upgrades, drive away with more value adds

William_Kentridge_2A Monumental Exhibition At The Norval ...

The iconic South African artist’s largest exhibition in Africa in over a decade

akaIt's Kirstenbosch Summer Concerts Time

Southern Wild, Don Vino and more will make Sunday sunsets even better

dales_6Sunday Roast and Carvery at Dale’s ...

How good does apricot-glazed gammon sound?

Seafood, sunsets and sushi at Blowfish BloubergHalf-Price Sushi Every Wednesday and ...

And drink in the sunset and view (and a cocktail)

goudini_buffetA Sunday Buffet That’s Worth Taking A ...

Take your swimming gear along and enjoy the hot pools while you’re there

Kinky BootsSmash-Hit Kinky Boots Extended To 2020 ...

With music by Cyndi Lauper, several Tonys and a Laurence Olivier Award

galileo_family19This Sunday: Summer Family Holiday ...

Discover what kid’s movies you can expect to see at the Kelvin Grove Club

rivertonesEnd Your Weekend On A High Note At ...

Five hours of non-stop live music by two amazing local acts

WeatherGiveawaysTravel Tips