“Parents who read and who introduce their children to books from a very early age create a lifelong interest in reading, which is one of the greatest gifts they can give them,” says Elitha van der Sandt, chief executive officer of the South African Book Development Council.

Our SABF Family Zone presents the perfect opportunity and setting for parents, children and grandparents to explore the wonders of books and literature together as a family.

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The National Book Week Magic Tent offers a variety of enjoyable activities for children, caregivers and parents. Our Family Zone features theatre productions, demo libraries, storytelling and a range of interactive sessions. Revel in the affirmative power of books and reading − for the first time or the thousandth time.  

A wide selection of children’s literature in all South African languages will be on sale at the Fair.