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A swanky new look with tons of reading fun 

Exclusive Books Cresta will celebrate their brand-new facelift with the book launch of Fred Khumalo’s Two Tons o’ Fun.

Now situated next to Lush on the first floor (closest to entrance 4), with its moody accent colours and dramatic floating ceiling, the new store feels sophisticated and warm.

“This store is one of the last in the Exclusive Books stable to receive a nip ‘n tuck, but perhaps we have saved the best for last …” says Batya Bricker, GM Books and Brand for Exclusive Books.

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“A revamped Exclusive Books store at this stage, after two years of lockdown and Covid-restricted trading, is testament to the resilience of this area and its shoppers. Cresta continues to hold its own despite tough trading conditions, and we are delighted to invest in a fresh new facelift for its readers.”

Apart from a beautiful new look, the store will have an Exclusive Books Recommends section that offers a monthly selection of trending books, as well as a special bay with #Booktok featured books, a warm and welcoming children’s section and, as always, hundreds of titles to choose from.

About Two Tons o’ Fun:

I caught a glimpse of my mother busy stuffing her own loot into a bag. On seeing me, she grinned. ‘Are you on a sightseeing trip, girl? Come on, roll up your sleeves and work!’ She was a huge woman with the agility of a thin girl. Think of the well-endowed Queen Latifah moving like Sho Madjozi.

A car has collided with a Coca-Cola truck in Alexandra. The overturned trailer is spilling its contents, which residents are carrying off in their plastic ‘Shangaan Gucci’ bags. With two other bystanders, Lerato Morolong, age fourteen, helps the injured truck driver. The woman who drives them to hospital is Professor Ngobese, matriarch of the family at Number 80, the only house in the neighbourhood with a street address, aka Those White People.

Here begins Lerato’s relationship with the Ngobeses – Auntie Gugu and her daughter Janine, who becomes Lerato’s bf and one half of the dancing duo, Two Tons o’ Fun (because life’s too short to spend in a tent dress).

As Lerato’s story unfolds, you’ll meet her quick-fingered, beer-loving, man-eating mom June-Rose, who’s not afraid to use the knife she keeps in her bra, and has passed on her tough survivor’s spirit to her daughters, especially 12-year-old Florence. Rich and humorous, this vibrant coming-of-age novel is set in a Johannesburg township. R297.

Two Tons o’ Fun by Fred Khumalo in conversation with Karabo Kgoleng will take place on April 13 at Exclusive Books Cresta. 6pm for 6:30pm. RSVP, [email protected] or visit exclusivebooks.co.za

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