With talks by famous South African authors, literary-inspired menus, free Manaka coffee and more, this will be one for the books!

Following the massive success of the Autumn Book Fair at Polofields Crossing, the centre has decided to do it again – only this time, the Book Fair is a little bigger and a whole lot better. The Spring Edition of the Book Fair will be taking place on 24, 25 and 26 September 2021. Thousands of pre-loved books will be on sale in the book tent, and visitors will be able to donate books there too.

In addition, The Spring Book Fair will introduce the first set of talks by famous South African authors, to be hosted by The Codfather and The Potato Shed at Polofields Crossing. Tickets for the talks will go on sale on 1 September, and all proceeds will go to HospiceWits. Visitors to the Book Fair will also be able to enjoy a special literary-inspired menu at SuperSpar Polofields Crossing’s Bean Tree Café as well as free coffee from Manaka Coffee and loads more.

The Polofields Crossing Book Fair aims to raise much-needed funds for HospiceWits, an organisation with a well-known legacy in the greater Johannesburg area. Since 1979, HospiceWits has been helping some of the most vulnerable people in our society. Today, with more than 125 full-time staff, including doctors, nurses, social workers, psychologists and spiritual counsellors, HospiceWits provides care to those diagnosed with a life-limiting disease and their families. HospiceWits’ palliative care services help patients to celebrate their lives to the very end, ensuring that they are pain-free and able to pass on with dignity.

In the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak, assisting NPOs that provide medical services has become more crucial than ever, and the Polofields Crossing Book Fair aims to do exactly that. So, book lovers, break open those piggy banks, make some space on your bookshelf, and mark 24 to 26 September 2021 on your calendar, as this event promises to be one to remember.

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