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Following the success of #JoziWalks2018, Griffin Shea of Bridge Books will be leading another guided walk through the inner-city’s literary history, tracing Joburg’s informal book trade.
 
The walk will start with coffee and a muffin at Bridge Books CBD, an independent bookshop in one of the inner-city's finest heritage buildings, before meandering through Joburg's historic financial district. 
 
Stops include: Meischke’s Building, which housed Joburg’s first bookshop Thorolds and is now home to De Strong Tower, a supplier of Nigerian chapbooks (often described as the Nollywood of publishing), the Johannesburg City Library, Urban Ocean’s Pop-Up Arcade, a bookstore dedicated to Africa’s political memoirs and a market offering Southern African literature. The walk also stops at Ernest Oppenheimer Park where storyteller and author Baeletsi Tsatsi of Naane le Moya will treat walkers to an African mythology storytelling session. 
 
The Underground Booksellers of Joburg Tour dispels the myth that Joburg lacks a culture of reading by introducing walkers to the inner-city’s many independent bookstores and smaller second-hand bookdealers. A treat for bookworms!
 
 

When and where?



Bridge Books, CBD
95 Commissioner Street
Johannesburg
South Africa
2000

Starts:
Sat 30 Jun 2018 at 10:00 AM (SAST)
Ends:
Sat 30 Jun 2018 at 1:00 PM (SAST)

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