The Bargain Books Warehouse Sale!

Hi everyone! It's been ages since I posted (I have a full update post coming on Sunday) but today I'm excited to share with you an event I recently went to.
Bargain Books is one of the main book retailers in South Africa with 79 stores all over our 9 provinces. Their stores are absolutely beautiful, their selection of books is diverse, and it's always painful when I have to leave without buying anything :(

Earlier this year Bargain Books hosted their first Warehouse Sale. I didn't go because #broke, but I watched the Instagram videos and wailed over all the photos that the bookworms were sharing. Then, Bargain Books announced that they were going to host a second sale, from the 17th to the 20th of December. Of course, I immediately started saving so that I could go.

To my surprise and delight, I was then invited to join other Cape Town bloggers at the early access Pre-Sale!! It was held last Friday, from 11am to 3pm, and we were each given a R500 voucher to spend. I literally couldn't believe it, and that was before I even walked into the warehouses.

Two warehouses. Books in every direction. At first I was so overwhelmed because where the heck do you even start?! So many books, so many aisles, so much to get through! For a moment, you feel like you're drowning. But at least I'd written out a list of books to look for before I arrived. It kept me on track, lol.

It turned out to be an amazing day. I got to hang out with some awesome bloggers and bookstagramers - some I'd met before, others I was excited to meet for the first time - and spent hours pushing my trolley through these aisles of books books books books. It was book heaven defined. Thank you so much to Bargain Books for this incredible opportunity. Here in SA, we don't usually have big book festivals or bookish events like we're always seeing happening in the UK or US, but with this Warehouse Sale we now have a super affordable experience for bookworms of every age. Personally, it's one of the highlights of my year.

Details are below:


Paperbacks: R60
Trade paperbacks: R80
Hardcovers: R100

Books are all in impeccable condition. 


10 Mymoena Crescent, Athlone Industria 2, Cape Town. 


Literally every genre. There's a ton of YA, a ton of Adult, and lots of children books, as well. There's also plenty of non-fiction.   

Check out the photos below! I have tons more, but since it takes like a million years to upload them, you can see the rest on my Instagram stories ;)

I'm the one with glasses and denim jacket ;)

Have you ever seen so many books in one place?! 

Do you have any big sales or annual bookish events where you live?