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The Book Lounge

71 Roeland Street, Cnr Buitenkant & Roeland Street, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
| +27 21 462 2425
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Browse in This Eclectic, Independent Bookstore Cape Town  South Africa

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Sun 10am - 4pm
Mon - Fri 8:30am - 7:30pm
Sat 9am - 5pm

Browse in This Eclectic, Independent Bookstore

The Bookshop is one of the few independent bookstores in Cape Town. I like it because the space is different—think chandelier, huge glass windows, and comfy couches overlooking the street, and a cosy, intimate space downstairs with more couches, armchairs, and yummy cupcakes and tea.

The selection is unusual, with a lot of visual and graphic design and Mervyn, the owner, will order something if they don't have it.

They also host book readings and other interesting events. I love the contrast between the light-filled, goldfish bowl interior upstairs, and the dark, intimate hideaway downstairs.

It has a touch of old world charm, where one can sit in a big armchair with a cup of tea and a slice of cake and lose yourself in stories.
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