The Underground Bookseller Tour

calendar
Sat May 11, 10:00 - Sat May 11, 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.

Location

The Underground Bookseller Tour
Bridge Books CBD
95 Commissioner St, Johannesburg, 2000
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