Tickets to the Book Fair are now available and priced to ensure that the country’s national book fair is accessible to South Africans from all walks of life. Will you be there?
Taking place at Constitution Hill from September 6 – 8, this year’s fair is open to the public on September 7th and 8th.
Ticket prices are as follows:
- General admission – R10
- Single Day Pass – R100
- Two-Day Weekend Pass – R150
- Programme sessions – R40
- Children under 16 are free for general admission (not including programme sessions)
It is important to note that programme sessions must be pre-booked over-and-above the general admission fee.
For those of us who love a bargain, we have a set of discounts available:
– Smart Shopper = 10% discount
– Book Clubs = 20% discount. To take advantage of this 20% discount, book club members will need to purchase 10 or more tickets for their group or book club.
Write Your Story workshop, facilitated by well-known writer and publisher Melinda Ferguson (Saturday at 10h00).
Melusi’s Everyday Zulu, a short Zulu crash course hosted by social media star, Melusi Tshabalala (Sunday at 10h00).
Constitution Hill Tour with Poetry hosted by Dr Gcina Mhlope and Tshepo Molefe on Saturday between 13h00 – 15h30.
Underground Booksellers Tour, hosted by Griffin Shea, the owner of independent bookshop Bridge Books, on Saturday between 10h00 – 12h30.
These workshops and tours are all at the low price of R40 each. As capacity is limited for all of these events, pre-booking is essential.
This year sees the inclusion of a R20 #BUYABOOK option on all ticket purchases. In a country where six in 10 people are still living in ‘book-scarce’ households, this is an easy way for book lovers to play a role in South African Book Fair’s overall mission to locate books and reading in the lives of as many South Africans as possible.