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.
If you haven't applied for you Van Schaik Rewards Card yet, now is the time do so! All you have to do, is spend a R100 or more before 31 March 2015 at your nearest Van Schaik Bookstore (excluding vanschaik.com) to qualify for a R15 KFC voucher or A6 notebook at selected stores when you sign-up now.
Stock up on anything from textbooks and stationery to notebooks, headphones and laptop bags. Enjoy great prizes and freebies and start the year off with a bang!
Since Van Schaik Bookstore changed its logo in 2009 we started with the revamping and upgrading of our shops. With 60 shops countrywide it is a huge undertaking and has its challenges, but the end result is an overall better shopping experience for customers.
It is very important that booklists are submitted before 31 October 2014, to ensure that we have all your required textbooks in stock for the start of the first semester of 2015.
Thousands of students desperate to pass at our tertiary institutions, are increasingly resorting to plagiarism and cheating.
On 26 August Van Schaik Bookstore won the Sefika Academic Bookseller of the Year Award for the third consecutive year. This is also the first time for a bookseller to be presented with this award three consecutive times since the inception of the awards 14 years ago. The announcement was made during the awards dinner of the annual South African Booksellers Association conference held at Coastlands Umhlanga Hotel and Convention Centre in Durban.
Most of the bestselling printed textbooks are now also available in e-textbook format from Van Schaik Bookstore, in-store or on-line. With more than 4 500 titles available from Van Schaik, it covers 131 fields of study from accounting to linguistics. Most of the biggest publishers have already come on board, including Van Schaik Publishers, Juta Publishers, Lippincott, Pearson, Oxford University Press, Elsevier Medical, LexisNexis, MacMillan, Cengage and John Wiley. Some of the popular titles like: "About Financial Accounting", "Seasons come to pass", "Economics for SA Students", "Rethinking our world" and "SA Law of Persons" are among the best sellers.