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Well Read Books

Well Read Books (WRB) is a digital shop that specializes in cult ,classic and collectible books and ephemera . We will source and distribute.

Mission: To raise funds for the HIV/Aids NGO, Wola Nani. (Wola Nani is a Western-Cape based NGO that supports women and children that are both infected and affected by the HIV/Aids pandemic.

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[07/12/17]   In order to facilitate the transition of Well Read Books from South African pop-up retail to international internet book seller, Well Read Books will now migrate to Malta and operates as a subsidiary of Island Life.

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[11/23/16]   A charity book sale supporting Wola Nani is being held at Howard
Centre in Pinelands from Thursday 24 November to Tuesday 29 November.

Books, CDs and DVDs will be available at the pop-up fundraiser, with
proceeds going to support the NGO's work with women, orphans and
vulnerable children (OVC) affected by the Aids crisis.

The sale will offer a broad variety of well-ordered reading matter
with curated fiction selections for South African authors, classics,
contemporary crime writing, vintage detective fiction, thrillers,
historical fiction, sci fi/adult fantasy, romance and children's.

For non-fiction audiences, interests in War, History, Biography,
Esoteric, Mind Body & Spirit, Business/Management, SA Current Affairs
and Armchair Travel will be well represented.

Lovers of Art books, Africana, antiquarian volumes and other
collectible ephemera will find gems amongst the coffee table books.
There will also be Poetry and Plays as well as Cookery books on sale.

The sale will be 09:00-18:00 (Monday - Friday) and from 09:00- 15:00
(Saturday & Sunday) giving shoppers all the time they need to browse
the curated selection of stock.

"Wola Nani" is an isiXhosa term that loosely translates "to embrace".
Established in 1994, the non-profit organisation is committed to
assisting people living with HIV/Aids, to be able to help and support
themselves and to offer aid and relief to HIV stricken communities.
The NGO was established as a result of economic restrictions on
welfare spending and a big increase in the number of HIV/Aids cases.
In its bid to curb this, Wola Nani introduced programmes to help HIV
positive people in local communities to cope with the emotional and
financial constraints brought about by HIV/Aids.

For further information, or to donate books, please contact Mark
([email protected]) on 083 342 2261 or visit wellread-books.com.

Our book sale at Howard Centre....all set up.

[10/18/16]   Wola Nani fund-raising book sale at Howard Centre
Monday 24/10 – Sunday 30/10

A charity book sale supporting Wola Nani is being held at Howard Centre in Pinelands from Monday October 24th to Sunday 30th.

Books, CDs and DVDs will be available at the pop-up fundraiser, with proceeds going to support the NGO’s work with women, orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) affected by the Aids crisis.

The sale will offer a broad variety of well-ordered reading matter with curated fiction selections for South African authors, classics, contemporary crime writing, vintage detective fiction, current thrillers, historical thrillers, conspiracy thrillers, sci fi/adult fantasy, romance and children’s.

For non-fiction audiences, interests in War, History, Biography, Esoteric, Mind Body & Spirit, Business/Management, SA Current Affairs and Armchair Travel will be well represented.

Lovers of Art books, Africana, antiquarian volumes and other collectible ephemera will find gems amongst the coffee table books. There will also be Poetry and Plays as well as Cookery books on sale.

The sale will be 09:00-18:00 (Monday – Friday) and from 09:00- 15:00 (Saturday & Sunday) giving shoppers all the time they need to browse the curated selection of stock.

“Wola Nani” is an isiXhosa term that loosely translates “to embrace”. Established in 1994, the non-profit organisation is committed to assisting people living with HIV/Aids, to be able to help and support themselves and to offer aid and relief to HIV stricken communities. The NGO was established as a result of economic restrictions on welfare spending and a big increase in the number of HIV/Aids cases. In its bid to curb this, Wola Nani introduced programmes to help HIV positive people in local communities to cope with the emotional and financial constraints brought about by HIV/Aids.

For further information, or to donate books, please contact Mark ([email protected]) on 083 342 2261 or visit wellread-books.com.

First Thursdays in Cape Town, 77 Hout Street...Books, Movies and Music.

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NGO fund-raiser from Monday 22 August to Sunday, 4th September.
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“There is no friend as loyal as a book.”
Ernest Hemingway

Gardens Centre will be hosting a charity book sale in support of Wola Nani from Monday 22 August. The pop-up fundraiser will see avid readers, film and music enthusiasts convene for a good cause, with book, DVD and CD proceeds going to support the NGO’s work with women, orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) affected by the AIDS crisis.

The two week book sale will take place from 22 August to 04 September and offers a diverse selection of reading matter – from popular paperback fiction to cult, classic and collectible rarities.

Those seeking a superb novel will find a curated selection in the following genres; modern classics/literary fiction, South African writers, classics, contemporary crime writing, vintage/pulp crime, current thrillers, historical thrillers, conspiracy thrillers, sci-fi/adult fantasy, romance and children’s.

For non-fiction audiences, interests in War, History, Biography, Esoteric, Mind Body & Spirit, Art, Architecture and Design, Business/Management, SA Current Affairs and Armchair Travel will be well represented.

Lovers of antiquarian volumes and other collectable ephemera will find gems amongst the coffee table books. There will also be Poetry and Plays as well as Cookery books on sale.

The Wola Nani pop-up charity book sale will be found on the upper level of the Gardens Centre (in front of the parking pay machines) from 09:00-19:00 (Monday – Friday), 09:00-17:00 (Saturdays) and 09:00-14:00 (Sundays).

“Wola Nani” is an IsiXhosa term that loosely translates to ‘embrace’ and that is what the organisation strives to do. Established in 1994, the non-profit organisation is committed to assisting people living with HIV/Aids, to be able to help and support themselves and to offer aid and relief to HIV stricken communities. The NGO was established as a result of economic restrictions on welfare spending and a big increase in the number of HIV/Aids cases. In its bit to curb this, Wola Nani introduced programmes to help HIV positive persons in local communities to cope with the emotional and financial constraints brought about by HIV/Aids.

For further information, or to donate books, please contact Mark ([email protected]) on 083 342 2261 or visit www.wellread-books.com.

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Charity book sale at Gardens Centre starts Monday 20 June
Wola Nani fund-raiser for two weeks till Sunday 3 July
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“Books are uniquely portable magic.”
Stephen King

A charity book sale supporting Wola Nani will be held in the Gardens Centre from Monday 20 June. The pop-up fundraiser will see ardent readers, film fundi’s and music aficionados convene for a good cause, with book, CD and DVD proceeds going to support the NGO’s work with women, orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) affected by the AIDS crisis
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The two week book sale will take place from 20 June to 03 July and offers a broad swathe of reading matter – from popular fiction to hard-to-find titles from out-of-print authors like Gerald Durrell, Pearl S. Buck and P.G. Wodehouse.

Those looking for a good novel will find selections in the following genres; modern classics/literary fiction, South African writers, classics, contemporary crime writing, vintage/pulp crime, current thrillers, historical thrillers, conspiracy thrillers, sci fi/adult fantasy, romance and children’s.

For non-fiction audiences, interests in War, History, Biography, Esoteric, Mind Body & Spirit, Art, Architecture and Design, Business/Management, SA Current Affairs and Armchair Travel will be well represented.

Lovers of antiquarian volumes and other collectable ephemera will find gems amongst the coffee table books. There will also be Poetry and Plays as well as Cookery books on sale.
The Wola Nani pop-up charity book sale will be hosted on the upper level of the Gardens Centre (in front of the parking pay machines) from 09:00-19:00 (Monday – Friday), 09:00-17:00 (Saturdays) and 09:00-14:00 (Sundays).
“Wola Nani” is an IsiXhosa term that loosely translates to ‘embrace’ and that is what the organisation strives to do. Established in 1994, the non-profit organisation is committed to assisting people living with HIV/Aids, to be able to help and support themselves and to offer aid and relief to HIV stricken communities. The NGO was established as a result of economic restrictions on welfare spending and a big increase in the number of HIV/Aids cases. In its bit to curb this, Wola Nani introduced programmes to help HIV positive persons in local communities to cope with the emotional and financial constraints brought about by HIV/Aids.

For further information, or to donate books, please contact Mark ([email protected]) on 083 342 2261 or visit www.wellread-books.com.

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Howard Centre, the book sale is going well. ...last day is tomorrow the 7th April 16.

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Wola Nani charity book sale Tues 5 April – Thurs 7 April

NGO focus for Howard Centre’s Helping Hands outreach
Wola Nani will be one of several charities present at Howard Centre’s annual Helping Hands initiative from Tuesday 5 April to Thursday 7 April. Seeking to raise awareness and funds for the good work done by various NGOs, the Helping Hands campaign has become an institution on the Pinelands calendar.
Wola Nani will be selling donated books, CDs and DVDs at its stall to support its work with HIV-positive orphans and vulnerable children (OVC).
Wola Nani’s three day book sale will take place from 05 April – 07 April and provide guests with cult, classic and contemporary reads across a broad spectrum of genres.
The book sale will offer both best-sellers and out-of-print fiction from hard-to-find classic crime to current thrillers, as well as romance and children’s books. Booker, Pulitzer and Nobel- prize winning reads will be available for quality fiction enthusiasts. Non-fiction audiences will also be catered for with Biographies, Mind Body & Spirit, Art, War/History, Business/Management, Sport, Cookery, SA Current Affairs, and Armchair Travel.
The Wola Nani charity book sale will be hosted at the Howard Centre from 09:00-18:00 (Tuesday – Thursday).
“Wola nani” is an IsiXhosa term that loosely translates to ‘embrace’ and that is what the organisation strives to do. Established in 1994, the non-profit organisation is committed to assisting people living with the HI-virus/Aids, to be able to help and support themselves and to offer aid and relief to HIV stricken communities. The NGO was established as a result of economic restrictions on welfare spending and a big increase in the number of HIV/Aids cases. In its bit to curb this, Wola Nani introduced programmes to help HIV positive persons in local communities to cope with the emotional and financial constraints brought about by HIV/Aids.
For further information, or to donate books, please contact Mark ([email protected]) on 083 342 2261 or visit www.wellread-books.com.

wellread-books.com BOOKS Cult, classic and collectibles … More MUSIC CDs and DVDs for the music lover’s delight. More MOVIES Most sought after and timeless classics! More NEXT SALE When is the next Sale in your area? More Welcome Well Read Books We specialize in cult, classic and collectible books and authors, but our…

Last day at the Gardens book sale.

A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to everyone from all of us at Well Read Books.

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[09/16/15]   Wola Nani charity pop-up fundraising book sale
Charity book sale from Monday 21 September at Gardens Centre
Pop-up fundraiser to benefit Wola Nani until Sunday 4 October

The City Bowl’s favourite pop-up charity booksale, Wola Nani, returns for a fortnight at Gardens Centre from Monday 21 September until Sunday 4 October.

Wola Nani’s book sale is a curated event that offers not only current best-sellers in fiction but also cult, classic and covetable tomes for bibliophiles, collectors and bookworms alike.

Movie and music lovers are also catered for by the NGO with classical and opera releases and an enormous selection of seminal rock, pop, jazz, blues and world music albums on CD.

Books will be presented in a variety of categories: Art, Architecture and Design, Children, Armchair Travel, Esoteric, Business, Poetry & Plays, Historical Fiction, Vintage Detective, Contemporary Crime and Thriller, Romance, Sci-Fi, as well as Biography and Non-fiction including Feminism, Philosophy, History, SA Current Affairs and Popular Science. Devotees of quality fiction will be well catered for with a wide range of Pulitzer, Booker and Nobel-prize winning authors.

The Wola Nani pop-up charity book sale is staged on the upper level of Gardens Centre outside Truworths Man and opposite the parking pay machines. The sale runs daily from 09:00-19:00 (Monday – Friday), 09:00-17:00 (Saturdays) and 9:00 – 14:00 (Sundays).

Wola Nani (Xhosa for ‘embrace’) is a non-profit organisation established in 1994 devoted to helping people living with HIV and AIDS to help themselves as well as to bring relief to the communities challenged by the HIV crisis. Formed against a background of economic restrictions on welfare spending and a big increase in the number of HIV and AIDS cases, Wola Nani introduced programmes to help HIV + people in the local communities cope with the emotional and financial strains brought about by HIV and AIDS.

For further information, or to donate books, please contact [email protected] books.com, 083 3422261 or www.wellread-books.com

Saturday at the Cavendish Book Sale.

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Well Read Books returns to the Southern Suburbs this month as part of Cavendish Square’s annual charity book sale. We start on Thursday 27th and close on Sunday 30th 5 July, a 4 -day event uniting NGOs and book lovers!

We will be situated on the Ground Floor in the ex-JB Rivers court and opposite from Spitz. (Make a note to find us as there are over 30 charities spread through the centre).

Because each NGO is limited to only four tables, we are obliged to rigorously edit our selection but will have stock in the following genres

MODERN CLASSICS (literary fiction and Nobel, Pulitzer and Booker-winners)

CLASSICS (George Eliot, Hardy, Thackeray, etc)

DETECTIVE (including Nesbo, Mankell and the Nordic crime writers)

CLASSIC CRIME (out-of-print titles from detective golden-agers like Agatha Christie and Ngaio Marsh as well as historical sleuths - bring your lists!)

CURRENT THRILLERS (Clive Cussler, John Grisham, Stephen King, etc)

HISTORICAL THRILLERS (Patrick O’ Brien, Bernard Cornwell, George Macdonald Fraser)
CONSPIRACY THRILLERS (Dan Brown, Sam Bourne, Steve Berry, etc)

CHILDRENS (Enid Blyton, Willard Price, Hardy Boys, Nancy Drew and other retro guilty pleasures)

We will also be offering Perennials (out of print-ers like Gerald Durrell, James Michener, PG Wodehouse), Women’s (Jodi Picoult, Marian Keyes, Nora Roberts) and SA Fiction.

For Non-Fiction lovers, there will be Biography, History, SA-interest, Business/Management, Cookery and Armchair Travel.

Collectors please note that we will be offering some Africana (Lawrence Greene, Van Der Post, etc) antiquarian volumes and curiosities plus illustrated Art books.

We are not cutting back on the DVD and CD stock so our film buffs, TV series bingers and music aficionados will find an uncompromised selection of:
• Oscar Winners (Best Picture, Actor and Actress winners)
• Art House (foreign and cult titles)
• BBC Comedy/Humour
• Musicals/Concerts
• Sci-Fi and Anime
• Action and Franchise (007, Mad Max, Fast & Furious, etc)
• Kids
• Women’s Pictures (Costume drama and Rom-coms)
• Vintage Films (Hollywood Golden Age)
• Retro and current TV Series

CD stock is categorised as follows:
• Classical/Opera
• Soundtracks and Compilations
• Easy Listening (Streisand, Neil Diamond, ABBA, etc)
• Great American Songbook (Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole, etc)
• World Music (including SA/African and Jazz).
• And our legendary selection of seminal rock, pop, soul and blues albums

Sorry, no vinyl and no PC games!

Trading times, as per the centre itself, are 9 am – 7 pm

FORTHCOMING ATTRACTION: PLEASE DIARISE OUR FOLLOWING SALE AT GARDENS SHOPPING CENTRE (MONDAY 21/9 – SUNDAY 4/10)

Finally if you would like to:
• Donate books, CDs or DVDs – contact Mark
[email protected] or 083 342 2261 or (021) 424 0497
to arrange collection after the sale.
Or drop off a bag with us when you come
• Put in a request on our BookHunter service, mail
[email protected]

Thanks in advance for your support. We look forward to seeing you at Cavendish.

Please forward this mail to all your book club and well read friends!

Well Read Books ( http://www.wellread-books.com/) is a social enterprise that beneficiates AIDS charity Wola Nani’s work with Women, Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC).

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