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Digital Manager of Van Schaik Bookstore, Melvin Kaabwe, has been appointed as Vice President of the South African Booksellers Association (SABA).

Van Schaik Bookstore is always looking for ways to improve on our customer service at the most cost-effective way possible. Therefore we have have negotiated a favourable deal with Pargo for deliveries of online orders.

Van Schaik Bookstore, one of Southern Africa’s leading academic booksellers, and Marsh, a global leader in insurance broking and risk management, partnered to promote a love for writing through a national essay writing competition. As Africa’s pre-eminent insurance broker and risk advisor, Marsh Africa held an essay writing competition in May as part of their Global Volunteer Month. Marsh’s flagship CSI programme, Boost a School, is aimed at improving school performance and the quality of education at disadvantaged communities in South Africa.

World Book and Copyright Day is celebrated on 23 April every year. Can you imagine, that if authors stopped writing, we wouldn’t have heroes anymore, movies wouldn’t be based on best selling novels, academic textbooks wouldn’t be available for studies and many youngsters would never dream about wielding swords, becoming entrepreneurs and grow up to be our future CEO’s?

While most companies expand into Northern Africa, Van Schaik Bookstore has chosen the Southern region; Namibia, Botswana and Swaziland.

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This 1st Semester there are a host of promotions to choose from at Van Schaik Bookstore.

Reading is fundamental for children. It helps them to expand their vocabulary, stimulates their imagination and above all expands their knowledge on various issues. World Book and Copyright Day is celebrated on 23 April annually and every year Van Schaik Bookstore aims to make a difference by inviting learners from disadvantaged communities or with special needs around the country to participate in activities to embrace a love for books. Van Schaik’s aim is to introduce reading as fun and not a chore. We introduce learners to the wonderful world of books by utilizing staff or special guests to read to them out of the most fascinating story books. These activities are done either at the selected bookstores or schools. The Van Schaik Bookstores that participated this year were Soweto, Grahamstown, Long Street in Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, Stellenbosch, Rondebosch, Parow, University of the Free State, Pietermaritzburg and Hatfield.

Do you know about our Van Schaik Rewards loyalty programme yet? Do you know what the benefits are? Do you know how to sign up? Here are the answers to these questions and more.

From 25 February to 3 April 2015 we will be running an exciting Facebook competition for students. As a student you have to take a photo with your textbook(s) bought at Van Schaik and post it on the competition page and you can win your share of R5 000. The first prize is R2 500, second prize R1 500 and third prize R1 000.