Who doesn’t love a good read? These are the best secondhand book spots in Cape Town.
Looking to add to your book collection? Kenilworth’s spot for rare and old books is just the place for you with its wide variety in choices – from philosophy to gardening. You’ll be able to sell your books to the bookshop too if you feel that it’s time for some of your books to serve someone else.
Where 282 Main Road, Kenilworth
When Monday – Friday 9 am – 4:30 pm, Saturdays 9 am – 1 pm
Contact +27 21 761-7540, [email protected]
PROSEWORTHY COLLECTABLE BOOKS
If modern first editions and books from a time gone by, like Victoriana, is your cup of tea, then Proseworthy Collectable Books is your bookshop. You’ll also find travel writing, children’s books from the days of early illustration, and vintage hardcover fiction.
Where The Long Street Antique Arcade, 127 Long Street, Cape Town
When Monday – Friday 9 am – 4 pm, Saturdays 9 am – 1 pm
Contact +27 21 423 3810, [email protected]
Clarke’s Bookshop does not only sell secondhand books, but you’ll also be able to find new books and out-of-print books that may no longer be readily available. Head down to Long Street and check out the quaint bookstore or order a book online from the catalogues.
Where 199 Long Street, CBD
When Monday – Friday 9 am – 5 pm, Saturdays 9:30 am – 1 pm
Contact +27 21 423 5739, [email protected]
You can find just about any genre you’re looking for at the CAFDA Bookstores from fantasy or romance to English literature classics or poetry, and even biographies. If you’re looking for books in the different sciences, Africana, travel and foreign languages those fields are covered too. It is important to note that donations are always welcome at CAFDA.
Where Cavendish Close, cnr Cavendish and Warwick streets, Claremont.
When Mondays – Fridays 9 am – 5 pm, Saturdays 9 am – 1:30 pm
Contact +27 74 194 9973, www.cafda.org.za
For the Sea Point bookstore, click here.
PIMP MY BOOK
If you’re a student still needing to buy that textbook you need for the next semester, then Pimp My Book is the place for you. The Pimp My Book stores work with a prescribed book list so you would most likely find what you’re looking for. Plus, you can sell your old textbooks there too! Click here, to learn more about how it all works.
Where Kiosk 2 Mollyblack Burn Hall (Below the Main Library and Document Centre)
When Monday – Fridays 9 am – 4 pm
Contact +27 21 686 3161, [email protected]