Wednesday, 19 March 2008

the book lounge...

On Saturday I joined Jezze & Heather at the Book Lounge booklounge@telkomsa.net for a crafting session. It was really nice (allthough I left my knitting at home). But next time I will take my knitting along, as well as some friends!

I was a bit early and checked out some books... They have a good architecture section as well as art/design & the environment. As usual I wrote down a couple of ISBN numbers, to go and check on http://www.take2.co.za/ if they were available and how much cheaper they would be... and was I pleasantly surprised!!!

This is the first time where approx. 75% of the books were cheaper at the book shop than on the website! my usual experience is that the bookshops add a hefty mark-up, sometimes as much as 100%... So I will be going back the the BOOK LOUNGE to shop, without thinking that the books would be so much cheaper on take2.

They also have a coffeee shop, friendly staff and have been featured in the latest House & Leisure. Once inside it feels as though you might be in London. So go forth and buy books at the Book Lounge, 71 Roeland Street, Cape Town!

3 comments:

Freshly Found said...

I would love to be there too! What an inspiring time you must have all had together!
So interesting to read about the venue!

Jesse said...

Good to hear the books are not all cheaper online! I'm also usually highly suspicious of bookshop prices; and while I absolutely want to support independent shops, I have to take my bank balance into account.

kat said...

Glad you had a good time. Sorry I missed it. I love this bookshop - and was pleasantly suprised to find that they give you a percentage off your purchase (calculated from your previous purchase amount). So even an independant bookshop with a customer loyalty plan! Good for them.