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the book lounge

Cnr Buitenkant & Roeland Street 71 Roeland Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 462 2425
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Great Kids Book Section

Nice to have an old fashioned book store to visit. None of that amazon electronic book stuff. Just... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
NATO2012
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Cool bookshop and relaxed seating area downstairs in a fun part of town

Great little book shop in town. Very helpful with recommendations if you are travelling and want... read more

Reviewed 12 June 2018
apmpplus1
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Colorado
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Cnr Buitenkant & Roeland Street 71 Roeland Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Nice to have an old fashioned book store to visit. None of that amazon electronic book stuff. Just paper wall to wall. Really nice book lounge downstairs with comfy chairs and with a coffee shop. Excellent kids book section. Have also been to several book...More

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Reviewed 12 June 2018

Great little book shop in town. Very helpful with recommendations if you are travelling and want to read SA authors, etc. Some good kids books too.

Thank apmpplus1
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Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

Great selection as far as books go but the real magic is when you go downstairs. You can sit and read, have a coffee all in a very old school book shop vibe. Staff are helpful and unobtrusive, I recommend a pop in if you’re...More

Thank SouthAfricaLilly4
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Reviewed 7 January 2018

Cool place, nice ‘real’ vibe and great selection of unique books. Downstairs has nice area to have coffee, chill-out while you shop etc.. Definitely recommend even just to browse around and/or have a coffee.

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Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

Came here from the truth coffee, and found this little place on the corner. There is also a downstairs that has children’s books and nonfiction. It also has a coffee/tea shop downstairs as well. Quite a fun place to hang out and read.

Thank Luna L
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Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

What a gem! If you are a book lover then this is the place for you. If you are looking for a book and want an opinion on a book you will find a staff member who is well informed in that book. How they...More

Thank Crazyredpepper
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Reviewed 12 May 2017

Wonderful place , excellent selection of books and ambience bu , a Cape Town must do, bnut experience totally spoilt by 2 surly and uninterested staff ! just awful .

Thank Edmund001
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Reviewed 30 January 2017

We were looking for specific books and that’s when we were recommended by staff from Waterfront book store. We did visit Book Lounge in search of those books however they were not available there as well. However the experience was quite pleasant of this place....More

Thank Nins_12
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Reviewed 13 December 2016

The book lounge must be one of my favourite places to go in Cape Town. Staff are very friendly, they are always willing to order unusual titles, and I love browsing the shelves for choices I haven't thought about. There's a lovely basement area too,...More

Thank Nicja63
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Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

This was our first story time visit and will certainly not be our last. The staff were very friendly and super with the little ones I found the experience to be a lot more engaging than I would have imagined. I highly recommend this for...More

Thank Bonita F
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