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Book lovers sanctuary

I could have spent days here. I love books. I could not have imagined so many books in a house... read more

Reviewed 2 May 2018
Crazyredpepper
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Western Cape, South Africa
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A compulsory visit for ever bibliophile

During the course of March I was given the opportunity of spending some time in Barrydale, and... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2018
685dieterk
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2 May 2018
“Book lovers sanctuary”
11 Apr 2018
“A compulsory visit for ever bibliophile”
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A wide variety of new and second hand books for sale. The shop specializes in literature from South Africa.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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37 Van Riebeeck Street, Barrydale 6750, South Africa
+27 28 572 1024
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Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

I could have spent days here. I love books. I could not have imagined so many books in a house. Some books took me to my childhood, others made me smile and others intrigued me. Another wonderful character. The owner is knowledgeable with loads of...More

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Reviewed 12 April 2018

During the course of March I was given the opportunity of spending some time in Barrydale, and "discovered" the House of Books. On walking up to the house a very promising and unmistakeable aroma : BOOKS. Inside in every room shelf upon shelf of books....More

2  Thank 685dieterk
Reviewed 27 March 2018

On Monday 26th March I visited this bookshop and spent 4 very interesting hours browsing. The place is so vast with many, many books of all categories. I am an avid book collector and visit many book shops. This one is right up there. The...More

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