The bookshop is famous for its events. Once a month, we open the doors for social events, book launches and debates, where authors, academic and literary, read from their work and engage with the audience in lively and sometimes heated debates. This is not some sterile hall but an environment where writers are surrounded by books, feel comfortable; a place which celebrates books and knowledge. Ike’s embraces all these aspects. Check our home page for the most recent events. The bookshop is also open to hire for functions – please e-mail us if you have an idea for a social event in a unique environment.
Full Calendar of Events
Launch of A Hat, a Kayak and Dreams of Dar by Terry Bell on Tuesday 14th November at 5.30-6pm
In December 1965, in a smoke-filled hotel room in Morocco, South African journalist Terry Bell accepted a challenge: to paddle a kayak from London to Tangier. At the time, Terry and his wife Barbara were living as political exiles in London. By August 1967, they agreed it was time to get back to Africa. But they decided to up the ante. Their plan: paddle 11 000 kilometres from England to Dar es Salaam in a 5-metre glass fibre kayak. “A terrific, uproarious story about the pluckiest, most ham-fisted, naïve, fun-loving and articulate couple ever to set off in a kayak – John Platter. Terry will be in conversation with John Platter.