Books have managed to hold onto their appeal and their magic, even in this digital age. A true bibliophile will tell you the allure of a physical book is its texture, how it feels in your hands and to turn the page, how it smells and the experience it gives. This is why it can never be rivalled by a Kindle. So we've gone and discovered some great second-hand bookshops in Jozi to satisfy the bibliophile in you.
Although we can go on and on about our shared love for books, they can be very expensive. You can easily spend a ridiculous amount of money on a couple of novels, and don’t even get us started on school textbooks. Big moola.
But this doesn’t have to mean we should forego our love for paperbacks, though. Luckily there are some wonderful second-hand bookshops in Joburg. The quality of the book will determine the price you pay and for the most part, you can save a whole lot and get fairly decent quality.
So now you’re probably wondering where you can find these amazing bookstores right? Well, we gathered all our office bookworms, went on the hunt and found these fabulous spots. Check them out and let us know what you think.
: Shop 2a, Greenstone Crescent, Stoneridge Drive, Modderfontein Hill, Edenvale/ (011) 452-2421/
for more information.
: 56 – 4th Avenue, Linden, Randburg / (+27) 011 888-0760 /
for more information.
: Shop LL03, Lonehill Shopping Centre, Lonehill Boulevard, Sandton /
(+27) 011 465-5524 / Click here for more information.
: Shop LL19, Sunninghill Village Shopping Centre, 97 Edison Crescent, cnr of Maxwell Drive, Sunninghill / (+27) 011 234-9747 / Click here for more information.
: Shop 12, Town Square Shopping Centre, Cnr Hedrick Potgieter & Alberts Street, Weltevreden Park / (+27) 011 675-0693 /
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: Shop 15B, The Colony, 345 Jan Smuts Avenue, Craighall Park / (011) 880 2463 / Click here for more information.
Corner Athol Oaklands Road and Fort Street, Birnam /
: 12, 7th Street, Melville / 011 726 4054 /
: 39 Gleneagles Road, Greenside / 011 782 1101 /
: 40 Wessel Road, Rivonia / 011 234 1250 /
1st floor of Ferndale Village Shopping Center, Corner Oxford and Main Street, Ferndale, Randburg / (011) 781 3379/
C.T.P. House, 244 Commissioner Street, Johannesburg / (011) 334 6556 /
Know other great second-hand bookstores not mentioned above? Let us know below!