Two weeks from today, authors from around the world will have landed and be catching up on sleep in preparation for their events at Open Book 2014! Read more
Each year, there are key moments that take our excitement up to the next level. One of those is the arrival of the printed programme – for those of […]
AT THE FUGARD THEATRE
17 – 21 September 2014 Read more
It really does feel like Open Book is just around the corner! If you haven’t already blocked off the dates, the festival is happening from the 17th to the 21st September this year. Five days of Cape Town at its most literary – the books, the authors, the […]
In light of the new wave of legislation and persecution, South Africa PEN held a conversation between Professor Pierre de Vos, the Claude Leon Foundation Chair in Constitutional Governance at the University of Cape Town and a well-known writer for the ‘Daily Maverick’ and Professor Desiree Lewis, the Head of Department of Women and Gender […] Read more
Upcoming Events… Read more
Things on the Open Book front have been busy – and not just in preparation for the festival later this year (17 – 21 September). From exciting sessions at Westridge High School through to several great events happening in the near future, 2014 is turning out to be an unbelievable year!
The amazing Central Library […]
This is a big year – Cape Town is the World Design Capital, South Africa celebrates 20 years of democracy and Open Book goes into its fourth edition! Read more
Block off the 17th to the 21st September! 5 days of mingling with authors and book lovers from near and far… 5 days of events that stay with […]
The third edition of Open Book was an incredible experience – those of you who were there know what I’m talking about! The authors who joined us – international and local – were on top form, sharing their opinions, talking about their work and generally keeping everyone spellbound. Read more
2013 has been an amazing ride that really […]
Central Library in Cape Town was buzzing on Tuesday the 27th August as Open Book, together with the Library set about breaking the world record for the longest book domino chain. While we are still waiting official confirmation from Guinness, we have – unofficially – set a new record with 2586 books going down! We […] Read more
We’re excited (and a little nervous) to announce that we – together with Central Library – are attempting to break the record for the longest book domino chain! We’ve got the books, a plan and an amazing space… Read more
The 27th of August will see us at Central Library bright and early, as we knock over the […]
Internationally acclaimed author of the Wallander mysteries, Henning Mankell, has confirmed he will be attending Open Book next month. Read more
Mankell’s work extends far beyond the Wallander series though – he is an accomplished dramatist and has published over 20 novels as well as books for children and young adults.
Audience members will have a wealth of events […]
We are excited to announce that the entire Open Book programme is up on our site as well as on Webtickets! Read more
The 130+ events will be running from the Fugard Theatre, the Book Lounge and other selected venues.
Once again, it’s a great mix of ticketed and free events with something for everyone.
As always, a word of […]