Bookshops in Jozi

To enhance your book-buying and browsing experience whilst in Joburg, we’ve rounded up a list of the following stores for your ease and pleasure.
Click on the hyperlinked name of the store to be directed to the respective websites.

Boekehuis * (website unavailable)

Corner Lothbury Road and Fawley Avenue
Auckland Park
Tel: 011 482 3609
Mondays to Saturdays 9am-6pm
Independent bookstore & coffee shop. Excellent stockists of hard-to-find African and South African titles (non-fiction & fiction). Voted by the International Booksellers Federation as one of the world’s 50 most unique bookstores and well-worth a visit!
* Up the road from Boekehuis on 7th street, Melville are at least a couple of second hand bookstores worth a visit as well.
Largest bookstore franchise across SA

There are many branches scattered across Joburg.

* Our recommendations of particular Exclusive stores/branches:

  • Two well-stocked Exclusive Stores in Sandton – both very close to the Sandton Convention Centre.
  • Hyde Park: one of the largest Exclusive branches and arguably the best stockist of political, theoretical, philosophical and fiction titles.
  • Killarney Mall: for those who dislike large malls this branch is located in one of the least crowded and more quaint malls in Joburg. A small but adequately stocked branch.
  • Rosebank: There are two branches in this area – both relatively well-stocked and in walking distance from each other.

* See the Exclusive wesbsite for more.

xarra – music-books-art *
1 Central Place
Jeppe Street
Tel: 011 832 3069 / 082-825-7927

Recommended independent bookstore that focuses on African literature, music and art. Located downtown in the cultural hub of Newtown.

For more on Joburg’s bookstores, click the links –


and here

and here.

* More to add? Please comment on this list…


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