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

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

I N   P R O D U C T I O N 

The Great Expedition

Justin Fox / illustrated by Lucy Stuart-Clark

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Zulu Woodcarving 

Nessa Leibhammer - The fourth and final title in the Print Matters Traditional Zulu Crafts Series to accompany Zulu Basketry, Zulu Pottery and Zulu Beadwork.

Look out for a limited edition boxed set Zulu Traditional Crafts Quartet.


 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.


Coming soon:

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Print Matters 2016 Catalogue is NOW AVAILABLE in pdf format - email:

The Bumble Books MARCH 2016 Catalogue is now available in pdf format - email:

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 andmarkets titles for other publishers as well as corporations, institutions, associations and individuals.

Distributed in South Africa by Jacana Media (Pty) Ltd

Tel: + 27 011 628 3200
Fax: + 27 011 482 7280
Sales Fax: + 27 011 482 7282

UK and Europe: Global Books Marketing
US and Canada: IPG

General trade enquiries

Publishing Print Matters (Pty) Ltd
      tel: 0(27) 21 789 0155

All rights enquiries

Print Matters titles - international

Robin Stuart-Clark :

Bumble Books titles - international

Stephanie Barrouillet :

Bumble Books titles - South Africa

Robin Stuart-Clark :

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