Love Books

The Bamboo Lifestyle Centre, 53 Rustenburg Road, Melville, Johannesburg


Love Books is a small, independent book shop situated in the popular Bamboo Lifestyle Centre in the trendy suburb of Melville, Johannesburg. Their name speaks for itself - they just love books, and they pride themselves on their carefully selected range of titles for both adults and children. Love Books' beautifully edited collection makes the job of finding the right book easier than ever, and if you can’t find what you’re looking for, their knowledgeable staff are more than happy to track it down for you.

Started in 2009 by Jaci Jenkins (who started Tinsel) and Kate Rogan (who produced the book show for Jenny Crwys-Williams at Talk Radio 702 for many years), the shop has gone from strength to strength and is a popular venue for book launches. Love Books also host book clubs and our regular story time sessions for children at 10 o'clock every Saturday morning are well-known in the community.

Love Books are exclusive stockists of Joostenberg, delicious wines from the old family farm in Stellenbosch. They also have a limited range of beautiful journals, handmade cards and international magazines.

Love Books is a comfortable and imaginative place to spend time browsing, or curled up in one of our chairs with a cup of coffee and a pile of books. As one of the last remaining independent book shops in Jozi, they are a haven for book lovers and the local community of readers.