Clarke's Bookshop


Cape Town Store 199 Long Street, Cape Town, 8000, ZA


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  • Book specialist on Africa & South Africa.
  • Wide selection of secondhand titles.
  • Located in a pretty Victorian-style building.

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Clarke's Bookshop was established on Cape Town's Long Street in 1957. Located in corner shop of a pretty Victorian-style building with an intricate wrought-iron balcony, Long Street is often compared to the French Quarter in New Orleans. Founded by Anthony Clarke, Clarke's Bookshop started as a second-hand bookshop and began specializing in Africana in the 1970s, gradually expanding the section to encompass books on both Africa as well as South Africa. There is a room dedicated to Africana and the store supplies titles to local and international libraries.

"New and secondhand books on Southern Africa, maps and prints, general secondhand books."

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