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Good luck sowing shelf restraint
Good luck sowing shelf restraint
SHELF LIFE IKE'S BOOKSHOP and Collectables
Kalahari Books: Shadows of their former shelves
Kalahari Books: Shadows of their former shelves
What starts off as a fairly regular interview — me seated in a comfortable armchair facing Richard Welch, my notebook at the ready, soon...
Rare Africana brought to book
Rare Africana brought to book
When I get out of my car at Frank R Thorold’s Bookshop in Kya Sands at 4.30pm its owner, Neillen van Kraayenburg, tells me to bring a jacket...
Bibliophile for all seasons
Bibliophile for all seasons
If you get to the end of the bewildering classic, A Tomb for Boris Davidovich, by the Jewish-Serbian writer Danilo Kis, you will see a...
Dispatches: The bookstore with no name
Dispatches: The bookstore with no name
I live in a sensible suburb, chosen not for its charm or quirkiness, but rather for its proximity to good schools and hospitals. Our gardens are...
Best little bookshop in Braamfontein
Best little bookshop in Braamfontein
On the corner of Melle and Juta streets in Braamfontein, Johannesburg – smack in the centre of hipsterville – is a charity...
Is this the end of the bookshop, or just a new chapter?
Is this the end of the bookshop, or just a new chapter?
It was the New Yorker cover that started it all. In December last year, the front of the magazine of the chattering literary classes...
Beware the Amazon book eater
Beware the Amazon book eater
Prize-winning author Ann Patchett was named one of Time magazine’s most influential people in April. Last year she opened Parnassus,...
Amazon versus the high street -- which would you bet on?
Amazon versus the high street -- which would you bet on?
Now's the time of year when columnists are expected to peer into crystal balls. Not being able to find such a device in his local Apple shop, all...
Easing the pain of hunger with dignity
Easing the pain of hunger with dignity
The small, drab plastic bag lying on my desk is not a thing of beauty -- at least not for well-fed and gastronomically fastidious me. Its contents...
'Slow bonfire of authors'
'Slow bonfire of authors'
In the Bloomsbury branch of Waterstone's, a British bookshop chain, I am trying to find a quiet seat to read Tacitus's account of Seneca's...

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