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UPDATE – A Novel Idea is no longer at this address and may be re-opened in the future at a different place

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The grand opening of a new gem in Durban’s crown will be held on Saturday 26th April from 10am – 2pm. The store is situated at Shop 5 Westville North Centre, 157 Blair Atholl Rd. A Novel Idea is set to become home to bibliophiles, antique lovers and anyone who loves quality. The space to enjoy coffee and cake adds to the allure of the store. Not only can treasures be discovered but Tamsyn the new manager is brimming with ideas which embrace local artists and musicians. Her future plans include providing a meeting place for home schooling parents and children, poetry readings and art classes which will be held on Wednesday mornings. Tamsyn is also supporting local musicians and their CD’s will be available for sale at A Novel Idea.

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The tastefully decorated store previously held a special place in many customers hearts, the store was recently bought by a new owner who has entrusted the dynamic Tamsyn to move forward with her creative vision. Speciality expanded sections cater for specific interests such as Vintage Books, non-fiction, German literature, Fantasy and Classics. There is a Children’s section which not only houses wonderful children’s books but also vintage toys at bargain prices.

Tamsyn has introduced keeping author lists for clients, if you are looking for the works by your favourite author, she will call you when stock comes in. You can be assured that if you are looking for something she will do her utmost to fulfil your wish.

Local artists have a space to display their art, for this opportunity A Novel Idea will take a commission on sales.  Another exciting new section is the vintage jewellery and handbags. Jewellery crafted by local designers is also on sale.

Join Tamsyn for the Grand Opening of A Novel Idea on Saturday and be part of the birth of something vibrant and unique.

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  1. I see you are closed, so sorry about that. Could I have my paintings back please?
    Wendy Bowman phone 031 266 4967

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