Book lovers take note: Thousands of books going for a song in Jozi


The Friends of the Johannesburg Public Libraries second-hand book sale, which takes place on October 29 and 30, is a bookworm’s equivalent of heaven – excellent books at excellent prices! 

From fiction to nonfiction, from art to Afrikaans, from children’s books to textbooks … browse through about 10 000 books covering all genres priced from just R10 a book.

And for the collectors out there, 30% books are collectables and individually priced with the most expensive book – a book on mining – priced at R500.

The bumper book sale takes place on Saturday, October 29 and Sunday, October 30 at 22 Solomon Street, Vrededorp (corner Smit Street, Braamfontein) from 9am to 4pm.

There is plenty of secure parking available and credit cards will be accepted.


“The book sale is held to raise funds for Joburg’s libraries, and all of the proceeds go towards the public libraries that fall under the City of Joburg,” said Zara Natali, chairperson of the Friends 0rganisation.

“Previous sales have been very successful, boasting a large turnout, so try to get there early to make sure you get first pick.”

The books on sale were donated to library services by the public, she said, and even though the books are so well-priced, the book sale usually raises thousands of rands that go towards reading development programme delivery.

“It is with the support of the book lovers in Gauteng that these book sales support the libraries in delivering more services,” Natali added.


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