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Join us at THE BLUE HOUSE – 151 Jan Smuts Avenue – on Saturday 8 February 2020, 11 AM for an exclusive opportunity to listen to Wits University professor Dr Karim Sadr share an overview on archaeological theories, methods and practice. Dr Sadr will be using ARCHAEOLOGY: THEORIES, METHODS AND PRACTICE by Colin Renfrew and

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About John Matisonn, author of ‘Gods, Spies & Lies, 2015’ and ‘Cyril’s Choices, 2019’

John Matisonn was (US) National Public Radio’s correspondent in South Africa from 1986 to 1991. His by-line has appeared in the Washington Post, New York Times, The Observer and Financial Times (UK), among others. In 1985 he delivered the US Secretary of State’s Open Forum address critiquing US policy towards South Africa. Matisonn trained Nelson

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Talk at 151 | Artistic Expression is a Constant Companion 🗓

Join us on Saturday 18 January at 11 AM at the David Krut Bookstore and Gallery – THE BLUE HOUSE – 151 Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkwood for a casual talk between two creatives from Frankfurt, Germany. ‘Artistic expression is a constant companion’ will be a presentation by James Culver (Creative communicator and educator from USA)

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Book Launch | Cyril’s Choices by John Matisonn 🗓

Join us at THE BLUE HOUSE on Tuesday the 28th of January at 6 PM for the launch of John Matisonn’s new book ‘Cyril’s Choices’ published January 2020. Following the launch of his 2015 book ‘God, Spies and Lies: Finding South Africa’s Future Through Its Past,’ Matisonn now delves into ‘Lessons from 25 Years of

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Christmas Wishlist | Olafur Eliasson: In Real Life

Christmas is coming up and with it the beautiful tradition of giving gifts to your loved ones. Here at the David Krut Bookstore we are all for getting gifts for the people you love, especially if these gifts are art-related books! A special treat for the festive season is Olafur Eliasson: In Real Life. It

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Christmas Wishlist: Infinity Net – The Autobiography of Yayoi Kusama

Looking for christmas presents? Look no further! Here at the David Krut Bookstore we always enjoy a good biography. Double so if it’s coming from kick-ass 90-year-old artists. Infinity Net – The Autobiography of Yayoi Kusama tells the story of the legendary contemporary Japanese artist. She says of her artistic practice: “No matter how I

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TATE Tuesday: The Big Little Thing

In this episode of TATE Tuesday, prepare your kids for story time as Jacqueline Flint reads through ‘The Big Little Thing’ by Beatrice Alemagna. One summer’s day, the thing passed by… A beautiful new book exploring the wonderful way that happiness enters our lives and changes the way we look at the world. Beatrice Alemagna

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TATE Tuesday | New TATE Stock: Children’s Books

We just got a shipment of new TATE children’s books! Read on to quickly get up to speed with the new publications. We’ll only be highlighting the most recent publications from the TATE Autumn Catalogue. If you want to see the other new stock, come visit us at the Blue House, 151 Jan Smuts Avenue,

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Christmas Wishlist: Blake’s Songs of Innocence and of Experience

The Christmas trees and lights have been hanging and standing for a few weeks already but most of us do not have bought presents yet for the big day. One particularly good gift? Blake’s Songs of Innocence and of Experience. These songs by famous romanticist William Blake show the “two contrary states of the human

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