The oldest and at the same time the most modern
Books surround the man from early childhood. Changing only the thickness of the page, binding, and of course topics. Enter the world of school and later study and work, we are also surrounded by books and publications on various topics. The tradition, which became a book in our life is celebrated by Internet bookshop Van Schaik. This Publishing house slash bookstore needs no introduction, it guarantees the high quality of the publication, the best, the most popular and recognised literary titles, authors, eminent, as well as those with the passion of those who enter or not so long ago entered the world of literary works. If you are looking for online books and want to purchase without leaving home, check a wide range of bookstores of Van Schaik and its website, check regularly the offers, promotionalcodes and discounts.
The history of the store
Van Schaik Bookstore was first established in 1914 when Johannes Larnbertus van Schaik opened a small shop in South Africa specialising in Christian literature, magazines and stationery in Church Street in Pretoria. The company's first attempt into the supply of educational texts was in 1918 when they began supplying textbooks to Primary Schools, and from these modest beginnings, Van Schaik has become the foremost supplier of textbooks in South Africa.
Education and the book publishing and selling industry in the country have evolved in accordance with the socio- economic and technological developments of the last century. Van Schaik’s footprint has grown to a current number of more than 70 stores, an online store and a library supply offering, including the Bookmark stores.
From the beginning, the bookstore has made it a priority to lead within the book sector - a move that was honoured in 1960 when Johannes Van Schaik received a medal of honour from the SA Academy for his contribution to the development of the book industry on the national level. More recently Van Schaik was awarded the prestigious Sefika Academic Bookseller of the Year Award in the years 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015, presented by the South African Bookseller's Association for recognition by the publishers for the role played within the industry in general.
One of the examples of the company’ forward thinking in the early years can be seen far back as 1942 when Van Schaik started making titles available in African languages.
The company has changed hands over the years, with Via Africa (part of the NASPERS group) buying Van Schaik in 1986. Then in 2007, Avusa Ltd acquired the company from VMAfrika, and then in 2012, Times media bought the business from Musa Ltd.
However, a change in ownership has not meant a change the brand itself. Van Schaik continues to respond to consumer needs and industry developments. It develops new technologies of sales and feels good in the modern online centered marketing and shopping. The online store was launch in 2008 and in the same year, Van Schaik opened stores on previously disadvantaged terrains. These stores provide an essential service to many students who because of lacking the financial means to reach other bookstores.
This bookstore offers its readers unique promotions, which can be found here on Picodi website. There you can find exclusive offers and discounted prices. Van Schaik provides the option to subscribe the newsletter, which is often full of discount codes. With the newsletter, you will have within reach interesting information from the bookstore, news about publications and sales. Follow the bookstore’s social media, Facebook and Twitter.