Underground Booksellers Tour

calendar
Sat Mar 2, 09:30 - Sat Mar 2, 12:00
location
Bridge Books, CBD

About

Join Griffin Shea of Bridge Books City Central for a guided walk through the inner-city’s literary history, tracing Joburg’s informal book trade and its rich reading culture. The walk starts with coffee at the independent bookshop Bridge Books, before meandering through Joburg's historic financial district stopping at heritage buildings such as the Meischke’s Building (which housed Joburg’s first bookshop and is now home to a thriving Nigerian chapbooks store), the beautiful Italianate Johannesburg City Library, colourful bookstores dedicated to African political memoirs and inner-city book markets that specialise in Southern African literature.


The walking tour also includes a stop at the Ernest Oppenheimer Park where storyteller and author Baeletsi Tsatsi of Naane le Moya will treat walkers to an African mythology storytelling session.

Location

Underground Booksellers Tour
Bridge Books, CBD
85 Commissioner St, Johannesburg, 2000, South Africa
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