Are you looking for something cool to do in Cape Town this week? Why not head out to Open Book Festival!
With a wide range of events for young and old, it's bound to be a trip worth your while!

Running for five days, this year's Open Book Festival is taking place from 4 to 8 September. And will feature book launches, workshops, performances and panel discussions. Get some food, buy books and get them signed by your favourite author. This is the time to let you inner fan flourish!

Here are Pan Macmillan authors who will be at the festival: Fiona Snyckers, Khaya Dlanga, Rekgotsofetse Chikane, Mcebisi Jonas, Mohale Mashigo, Dr Tlaleng Mofokeng, Rebecca Davis, Sarah Wild, kid's author Refiloe Moahloli and Cassava Republic's Sarah Ladipo Manyika. 

Download the full programme here
Tickets are available on Webtickets. See you there!

Book cover for Dr T

Dr T

This book is filled with the specifics of sexual anatomy and health as well as advice and facts about pleasure and sexual rights.

Book cover for These Things Really do Happen to Me

These Things Really do Happen to Me

Khaya often shares these stories in brief via Instagram or his other social media platforms. He is finally succumbing to the pressure from the many people who read his posts and want more details, and is telling all of these stories and more in These Things Really Do Happen To Me.

Book cover for Breaking a Rainbow, Building a Nation

Breaking a Rainbow, Building a Nation

Breaking a Rainbow, Building a Nation covers the university protests that took place in 2015–2016, better known as the #FeesMustFall protests.

Book cover for South Africa's Survival Guide to Climate Change

South Africa's Survival Guide to Climate Change

This is a practical handbook that explores what climate change is likely to mean for us as South Africans, how we can prepare for it, and how we can – in our everyday lives – help to mitigate the impacts it will have

Book cover for Lacuna


Lucy Lurie is deeply sunk in PTSD following a gang rape at her father’s farmhouse in the Western Cape. She soon becomes obsessed with the author John Coetzee, who has made a name for himself by writing Disgrace, a celebrated novel that revolves around the attack on her.

Book cover for After Dawn

After Dawn

In After Dawn, Mcebisi Jonas analyses the crisis at the heart of our current system, which places politics at the centre of policymaking and implementation at the expense of growth. In this important and authoritative book, Jonas first unpacks and analyses the current badlands of the South...

Book cover for The Yearning

The Yearning

The Yearning is a memorable exploration of the ripple effects of the past, of personal strength and courage, and of the shadowy intersections of traditional and modern worlds.

Book cover for Self-helpless


A twelve-month immersion in the world of auras, chakras, hallucinogenic drugs, sweat lodges, sangomas, past lives and more..