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Top Choice Books in East City, District Six, Woodstock & Observatory

Book Lounge

The hub of Cape Town’s literary scene, thanks to its great selection of titles, comfy chairs, simple cafe and busy program of events. There are up to three talks or book launches a week, generally with free drinks a…
Books in City Bowl, Foreshore, Bo-Kaap & De Waterkant

Clarke’s Bookshop

Take your time leafing through the best range of books on South Africa and the continent, with a great second-hand section upstairs. If you can’t find what you’re looking for here, it’s unlikely to be in any of the …
Books in Simon's Town & Southern Peninsula

Kalk Bay Books

The Southern Peninsula’s book lovers gather at this shop that's been dealing literature since 2006. Check the website for details of upcoming book launches, readings, discussions and workshops.
Books in Simon's Town & Southern Peninsula

Quagga Rare Books & Art

It’s hard to pass this appealing bookshop by if you’re looking for old editions and antiquarian books. The shop also has local art, as well prints and maps, for sale.
Books in East City, District Six, Woodstock & Observatory

Bibliophilia

Worth a browse is this bookshop specialising in art, design and pop culture titles. You can also find many locally published magazines and books, as well as a few music CDs and second-hand vinyl.