The Book Collector

The Book Collector

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The Book Collector is an antiquarian bookstore in the cultural heart of the seaside village of Hermanus from where it sells and ships literary treasures to book lovers and collectors across the world.

The store prides itself on its collection of Africana and Militaria. Works on South Africa’s political and cultural history – in both English and Afrikaans – are popular choices for locals and tourists alike. The store’s shelves are piled ceiling-high with books on History and Politics, including a wide selection of the works of Churchill. Apart from the Literary Classics, The Book Collector stocks works on Ships and Sailing, Trains, Travel and Exploration, Archeology, Mythology, Religion, Esoterica, Self-Help, Psychology, Philosophy, Business, Science, Wild Life, Marine Life, Fauna and Flora, Gardening, Cooking, Music, Art, as well as Arts and Crafts, and even Pets. It also has some hard-to-find Car and Motorcycle Manuals. Biographies and Autobiographies of iconic personalities are always in stock. This quaint little book shop also has a fine selection of First Editions and Signed copies. Popular fiction can be found on the Daily Sale Table.

Come and Explore!

Important: Please contact us by e-mail or telephone to check 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 books advertised.

Feel free to contact us if you need a specific book and we will try and obtain you a copy.

Online Payment Options:

We process Paypal or Payfast payments, credit cards (Visa and MasterCard) and Instant EFT (from any of South Africa’s major banks)

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Contact us:
Benadé Kruger: 078 120 0120

International: 27 78 120 0120


Facebook: @TheBookCollectorHermanus


Instagram: @TBC_Hermanus