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The Best Book Store in Cape Town

A must go for all book loves. They have everything you're looking for in a cute setting. We spent... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Cincinnati, Ohio
A hidden treat

Quaint, charismatic and vibrant cafe and bookshop with lovely staff members and decor. I can sit... read more

Reviewed 31 August 2018
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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Cnr Buitenkant & Roeland Street 71 Roeland Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 462 2425
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must go for all book loves. They have everything you're looking for in a cute setting. We spent over $100 on books and got so much for our money!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank LJShifman
Reviewed 31 August 2018

Quaint, charismatic and vibrant cafe and bookshop with lovely staff members and decor. I can sit here for hours.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank TheNameIsNicky
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Such a lovely experience for myself and the little one, the kids are read to and have a fun activity while you get to relax and have a lovely cup of coffee or get to participate. Would definitely recommend it for aspiring book worms.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank bonitaf2013
Reviewed 12 August 2018 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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank NATO2012
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.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank apmpplus1
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

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank SouthAfricaLilly4
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.

Date of experience: January 2018
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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.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Luna L
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

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Crazyredpepper
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 .

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Edmund001
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