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Bumble Books and SB Rights sell Spanish and Catalan language rights

for Katrin Coetzer's Annie Learns to Swim

to Ediciones Jaguar, Madrid, Spain.

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Bumble Books was nominated for the Bologna Prize for the Best Children’s Publisher: Africa 2015 - the only South African Children’s Book Publisher of five selected from Africa.

Bumble Books is committed to showcasing NEW South African illustrator-authors to the international children’s book market.

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PLEASE NOTE: Customers in UK, Europe and USA:

To avoid high international shipping costs, most Print Matters art and craft titles are available from: 

Global Book Marketing, UK -


Phone: (+44) 01452 305494

and IPG (USA) - Email: 

Phone: (800) 888-4741 / Fax: (312) 337-5985

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Levaillant’s Legacy – A History of South African Ornithology

Roy Siegfried: a remarkable synthesis of the history

of the development of the study of birds in South Africa.

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I am Alex / Ek is Alex

by Elena Agnello and illustrated by Adrie le Rouux

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I am Alex / Ek is Alex

Elena  Nelson / illustrated by Adrie le Roux

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The Great Expedition

Justin Fox / illustrated by Lucy Stuart-Clark

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My Dear Eve – Letters from Camdeboo  - Volumes 1 and 2

edited by Professor Paul Walters and illustrated by Lucy Stuart-Clark:

a collection of letters written by Sita Palmer to Eve Palmer about all aspects of a

farming family’s life in the Karoo. Many of the letters lay the groundwork

for the two books by Eve Palmer about the farm, Cranemere.

More than 400 in number, the letters cover the years 1961 to 1993.

VOLUME 1 /  JUNE 2016 – print matters heritage

VOLUME 2 / SEPTEMBER 2016 – print matters heritage

Coming soon:

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Publishing Print Matters publishes books on South African art, craft and heritage with a particular focus on those artists, craftspeople and individuals who have been overlooked yet made an impact on South African culture: they have stories to tell and vision to share that can empower our youth and restore pride in our collective heritage.

Bumble Books, our illustrated children's book imprint, showcases new South African illustrators and authors, with an emphasis upon fun and entertainment.

Publishing Print Matters also packages, markets and distributes books for other publishers as well as corporations, institutions, associations and individuals.

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by Peter Elliott

Nita Spilhaus (1878–1967) and her artist friends in the Cape in the early twentieth century Timed to coincide with the first-ever comprehensive exhibition of this painter’s work,...More info

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Claudette Schreuders, who lives and works in South Africa, is known for her distinctive carved and painted wooden sculptures which, as Okwui Enwezor has observed,...More info

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This collection of 82 artworks gives an overview on the works of eleven artists of the !Xun and Khwe community which has been collected by...More info

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by Melissa Sutherland

Frank Spears 1906-1991: a man of many talents, he painted throughout his life, first in water colours and then oils. His works were included in...More info

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by Eleanor Preston-Whyte

Volume 3 in the series of the Print Matters Zulu Crafts Series A brief outline of the history of beadmaking in KwaZulu-Natal, followed by an examination...More info

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James Hartlief lives in the village of Nieu Bethesda, in the heart of the Great Karoo. In this inspiring book he tells his story, through...More info

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A brief history of and guide to contemporary Zulu Pottery Long held as one of the most spiritually charged Zulu art forms, Zulu ceramics have entered...More info

The Artist in the Garden - The Quest for Moses Tladi
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In December 1931 Moses Tladi became the first black artist ever to exhibit in the South African National Gallery. During the 1930s Tladi achieved a...More info

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The definitive guide to contemporary Zulu basket weaving. Long overlooked, Zulu Basketry is the first comprehensive pictorial record of a craft form that has endured...More info

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In 1966, under the Group Areas Act of 1950, District Six was declared a white area by the Nationalist government. Between 1966 and 1982 approximately...More info

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