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Spud - Exit, Pursued by a Bear

01-05-2012 12:00:00 am

Amidst mounting pressure in the classroom and on the cricket field, Spud prepares to face down the most feared and dreaded challenge of them all – finding a date for the Matric dance.

Eight Days In September

01-04-2012 12:00:00 am

A riveting, behind-the-scenes account of the removal of Thabo Mbeki as President of South Africa, which examines the build-up to events, describes the details of those eight days in September 2008 and explores Mbeki's legacy.

In November 2011 Van Schaik Bookstore launched its first short story contest using the MXit platform. The competition was launched to encourage young writers to participate in a literary activity.

At the annual MEDICLINIC gala awards banquet held at Asara Wine Estate on 24 August Van Schaik Bookstore was awarded a certificate of excellence for our outstanding service and dedication to Mediclinic ...

Making A Difference

07-09-2011 03:54:25 am

During July Van Schaik Bookstore sponsored stationery items to Parkview Primary in Atlantis in the Western Cape. We received a heart-warming letter from Lize Uys, a Grade 2 teacher, to thank us for the sponsorship ...

Inspired by our passion for, and dedication to education, Van Schaik Bookstore recently donated stationery for two projects conducted by SHAWCO. SHAWCO, the Students Health and Welfare Centres Organisation, is a dynamic, innovative and passionate student-run non-profit organisation based at the University of Cape Town ...

On 11 May Van Schaik Bookstore in Grahamstown held their official opening with a cocktail function attended by local academics, key people in the community, authors and poets. Although the store opened in October last year under the Van Schaik Bookstore brand, it was an opportunity to show the progress during the last couple of months, introduce the staff members and showcase our product offering ...

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 ...