Book Lounge

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Lonely Planet review

Mervyn Sloman has been practically canonised by local booklovers for creating this heavenly bookshop that has become the hub of Cape Town’s literary scene, thanks to its great selection of titles, comfy chairs, simple cafe and program of events. There are up to three talks or book launches a week, generally with free drinks and nibbles, and readings for kids on the weekend. Also look for the handmade Elizabethan bags and brooches here made from recycled pieces of fabric and other found objects.