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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!

The changing face of Van Schaik

30-09-2014 03:32:48 pm

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.

This 2nd Semester Van Schaik offers exciting promotions for all our customers in-store and online. The widest range of UNISA textbooks are available at selected Van Schaik Bookstores and online.

10 Fun Facts about Van Schaik

08-07-2014 09:48:48 am

Van Schaik, the iconic chain of bookstores associated with student textbooks and campuses across South Africa, celebrates its 100th birthday in July 2014. With 60 stores in Southern Africa plus an online store, Van Schaik's achievement of a century of book selling can be attributed to the responsive manner in which the business evolved - responding to changing consumer needs, technology developments and dramatic changes in the educational landscape in South Africa, over the decades and into the technology driven millennium.

Van Schaik Bookstore sale now on

02-06-2014 12:55:43 pm

Don't miss out on our promotions on selected items selling at crazy prices between 9-30 June 2014. Participating stores are PE, Grahamstown, UFS, Braamfontein, Potchefstroom, Mafikeng, UJ Kingsway Campus, Soweto Maponya Mall, Hatfield, Pietermaritzburg, Long Street Cape Town, Parow Centre, CPUT Cape Town, CPUT Bellville, Stellenbosch and Rondebosch. Hurry up, because it's only while stocks last.