The Book Collector

The Book Collector

Rare, collectable and other second-hand books


Please contact us regarding any books you are trying to locate – we are still in the process of loading thousands of books on the website.

028 313 2341

Facebook: @thebookcollectorhermanus


The Book Collector sells quality second-hand, collectable and rare Africana, Antiquarian & Militaria i.e. South African Military History & Regiments, Anglo-Boer War (1899 – 1902), Pre – 1918 & WW I & II, Rhodesian Security Forces, Adolf Hitler, Churchill, Montgomery, Fascists, Submarines, Naval & Air Force, Rhodesiana & Namibiana . Old Cape Town, Johannesburg & Durban, natural history: i.e. ocean & marine life, botany, indigenous plants, wild flowers & fynbos, birds, angling, reptiles, insect life & pets. South African mining industry, gold & diamond fields, artist & authors:i.e. Lawrence G. Green, T.V. Bulpin & Jose Burman, politics & history, frontier wars, tribal customs & studies. The Arctic & Antarctic, travel, explorations & expeditions, mountaineering, sailing, ships, voyages by sea. Architecture, archaeology, science, anthropology & research. Afrikaans poetry, fiction & non-fiction, art books, Bible commentaries, British, American & world history, biographies, classics, collectable hard covers – fiction, contemporary fiction, cookery, esoteric philosophy, film industry, golden oldies, motivational, treasures, true crime, transport & viticulture. First editions & signed copies. We are situated in Hermanus in the Overberg, Western Cape, South Africa.We ship books to clientéle globally.

Come and Explore!

If you are searching for the perfect gift, then visit The Book Collector or browse through some of our selection of rare, collectable, Antiquarian,  Africana or Military History books online. Please pass on our website details to friends, acquaintances  & family member who might be looking for specific books. We might have the gems & treasures that they need for their own private book collections, in stock!

Afrikaans: We stock a large number of collectable and highly sought-after Afrikaans Fiction & Non-Fiction.

Important: Please contact us by e-mail, telephone or Skype to verify and ascertain the correct price and availability.

Our prices are not set in stone and are sourced via the internet or from catalogues. Prices often change due to the international exchange rate. Buyers may make offers on all items advertised.

Feel free to contact us if you need a specific book or item and we will try to redirect you to a seller that might have the item in stock.

Online Payment Options:

We process Paypal or Payfast payments, credit cards (Visa and MasterCard) and Instant EFT (bank transfers to any of SA’s four biggest banks that get instantly verified).

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  • You may contact us if you experience difficulties with online payments. We will then furnish you with the neccesary details to fascilitate payment.

The Book Collector
22 Royal Centre
Main Rd
Western Cape
South Africa

Office Hours:
Monday – Friday: 09H00 – 16H00
Saturdays: 09H00 – 15h00

Contact Numbers
Local: 028 313 2341
Cell: 078 1200 120 – Office hours only
International: +27 (28) 313 2341


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