Bookshops

Kalahari Books: Shadows of their former shelves

Laurice Taitz visits the original, real-world Kalahari Books, haven of – and for – used, hard-to-find and out-of-print editions.

Rare Africana brought to book

In the first in a series of features on sellers of rare books, Victoria John explores the treasure trove that is Thorold’s Bookshop.

Bibliophile for all seasons

Bronwyn Law-Viljoen does not shy away from the manifold challenges of ­publishing and running a ­bookshop.

Dispatches: The bookstore with no name

Tucked away in suburban dullsville Martinique Stilwell discovers a magical treasure trove of words and pages.

Best little bookshop in Braamfontein

With its bright, floor-to-ceiling window shopfront, the Wits Hospice Shop just might be the coolest thing in town, writes Tanya Pampalone.

Is this the end of the bookshop, or just a new chapter?

Bookstores around the world have been shutting their doors in the face of what looks a lot like publishing Armageddon. What's a bibliophile to do?

Beware the Amazon book eater

It is not a good time for opening bookshops and Corina van der Spoel doubts that it ever will be again.

Amazon versus the high street — which would you bet on?

Online retailing offers convenience and economy but few of the social advantages of a busy shop.

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.

‘Slow bonfire of authors’

As a bookshop chain grows bigger, the more it seems to lose its soul. <em>Stuart Jeffries</em> asks what effect this has on publishing.

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