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8 of the best books to read in 2022

If you need inspiration, here are our top picks for novels and non-fiction books to add to your “to read“ pile this year.

What’s between the covers?

Buy a secondhand book from bidorbuy and you may get more than one story for your money – that’s just part of the fun.

The joy of text

Our latest blog is definitely worth a read – it’s all about the pleasure you can get from reading a real book. Of course, we’ve got nothing against e-readers, but this article might just re-kindle your interest in paperbacks.  Read on! You’ve got to love books – they’re awesome! If it’s been a while since […]

7 winter reads


Enjoy staying indoors during winter with works of fiction you got on bidorbuy.

How to write well


With some practice, anyone can read well.

Summer holiday reads 2016

Summer Holiday Reads 2016

Four books to pack for your summer holiday.   Searching for a book to read on the beach? When the year goes by far too quickly, the last thing you want to do is spend your well-deserved break reading a book that is anything less than great. So I’ve taken all the work out of […]

How to read more

“Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed and some few to be chewed and digested.”  Sir Francis Bacon   Books are incredible things. Unlike movies or music, which are both passive channels, reading requires active participation of the individual, with each mind having different visualisations and interpretations. What other medium allows one […]

Our pick of 5 reads from 2014

Every year I tell myself that I’m going to read more. With 1000s of books published yearly, it’s hard to choose what to read next. We’ve made that choice easy for you with our pick of the top 5 reads from 2014.     1. Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult        Jodi Picoult is […]

Fantastic festive reads

Give the gift of reading this holiday season…

Books, books or books?

When it comes to reading, South Africans seem to prefer traditional books over audio books or ebooks.