It's hard to believe it's only been a month or so since COVID-19 hit our shores. It's been a whirlwind of changing circumstances, and a seemingly neverending series of 'new normals'.  The constant for us has been our desire to bring you books. We worked hard to dev...

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One good thing to come out of this pandemic has been the opportunity to further finetune the craft of recommending books to people. This is something we do in store every day, but as waves of social restrictions came flooding through, we were forced to adapt. Our Curated Book List service...

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Dear family, friends, colleagues, customers and fellow readers,   With so much information swirling around it is hard to know fact from fiction, and on this basis we wanted to reach out and explain how we are moving forward at Harry Hartog.   As we are prioritising th...

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With our Author Events postponed until further notice, we want to keep showcasing the incredible work our writers do. This situation is definitely going to take a toll on our storytellers and artists, but we still have the opportunity to celebrate them. Here are just some of the authors we...

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Dear family, friends and loyal customers,   With the current situation, we felt it was necessary to give you an update on what is going on at Harry Hartog.   We are still very much open for business at all our shops and would like to assure you that the wellbeing and hea...

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For this month's Double Loyalty Point selection, we welcome Gabbie Stroud back with her insights into teaching, education and parenting with Dear Parents, a follow up to her wildly successful Teacher. In The Love that Remains by Susan Francis, we are treated to a remarkable memoir of love ...

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For this collection, we roved over sports grounds and playgrounds, picked up chunky pens and cheeky Christmas-themed games. It’s an odd bunch, united by a yen for fun. And what could be more fun than A Trip to the Beach? With the best sandcastle ever built and a few perfect waves, ca...

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Did you know that reading quietly for only six minutes has been shown to reduce heart rate and ease muscle tension? And that, just like exercise, reading for 30 minutes a day can add years to your life? It also reduces stress by 68% more than listening to music, going for a walk or having a cu...

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Stories are at the heart of what we do at Harry Hartog. Every book on our shelves is a story waiting to be discovered.  In the Stories section of the Harry Hartog Handbook, you'll find high-stakes espionage, starless seas, tiny stars and Saturday portraits. There's horror, his...

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