Latest News and Announcements

Van Schaik Bookstore celebrated World Book & Copyright Day in April by inviting school learners to some of the participating Van Schaik branches. The grade 3's from various schools were entertained by staff of Van Schaik. A special guest read to them and thereafter they were spoiled with gifts in the form of free books sponsored by Pearson, Oxford and pens and caps from Pilot and stationery and a little party ...

Van Schaik recently launched a Mobile Novel, also called an m-novel, on MXit as part of our Corporate Social Investment campaign to encourage reading among the youth of South Africa. The m-novel - Romeo and Khunjulwa, written by Mark Dornford-May, is set in present day South Africa and speaks to a youthful audience in a context to better understand Romeo + Juliet which forms part of the matric syllabus ...

In support of 2010 National Book Week (6-13 September) and specifically International Literacy Day (8 September), Van Schaik Bookstore has donated 5 350 books, to the National Department of Arts and Culture to distribute to under-resourced Gauteng Primary schools and libraries. The hand-over took place on 10 September and books to the value of R148 050 were donated to schools, and R189 000 to community libraries - a total sponsorship of R337 050 ...

Van Schaik Bookstore has recognised the exam pressure students face at this time of year, and is offering some fun stress-busting support in September, by getting its customers to share their stress cures online and on air, in return for the opportunity to share their woes with fellow sufferers and to win great prizes ...

Van Schaik Bookstore, South Africa's leading academic bookstore, is pleased to announce that it has reached an agreement with Irene Ellis, owner of UPB Booksellers & Stationers in Grahamstown, to acquire the bookstore. The store will be placed under new management and be rebranded as a Van Schaik Bookstore. All current staff will retain their jobs. The Van Schaik brand identity will be introduced before the end of the year. The exact date will be released at a later stage ...

Branch Of The Year 2010

29-08-2011 04:13:13 am

Van Schaik Bookstore annually acknowledges the past financial year's achievements at our stores. Stores performed well despite difficult trading circumstances and a very competitive market. Through extreme dedication, hard work and immense commitment from all, our stores achieved their objectives ...

In an initiative by Van Schaik to have some fun with their customers and to assist students with the costs of their education, 90 students won the money they spent on their purchases back. The Bucks for Books competition offered any student customer who spent R750 or more at any Van Schaik Bookstore, the chance of winning the values of their purchases back in cash. A total of R98 000 was paid back to the winners over nine weeks ...

Abolish VAT On Books

27-08-2011 04:15:59 am

Access to education is a burning issue in South Africa, and although affordability of fees is a primary issue for many disadvantaged students, their struggles don't stop there, as they still need to incur the costs of textbooks and living expenses. As a result many financially strapped students drop out of tertiary studies or give up hope of furthering their education. Van Schaik Bookstore believes that students need more support and Government needs to take action, and is calling for the abolition of VAT on books ...

The Need For Change

26-08-2011 04:17:57 am

For nearly a century, Van Schaik Bookstore has existed and established itself as a trusted name in the academic textbook market. Technology and customers' expectations change and we need to reposition our business as a competitive and relevant brand to serve our customers better ...