The Bridge Books Underground Bookseller Tour

Book lovers, join Bridge Books for a tour of Joburg’s underground booksellers. This is an ultimate celebration of the legacy of South African literature. Be sure not to miss it!

What Is It?

Bridge Books is an independent book store and coffee shop situated in the Joburg CBD and Maboneng Precinct. They regularly host workshops and events for Jozi book lovers eager to learn more about the history and legacy of Southern African literature. This May they will be hosting the Underground Booksellers Tour. Join Griffin Shea of Bridge Books City Central for a guided walk through the inner-city’s literary history. Trace Joburg’s informal book trade and its rich reading culture. The walk starts with coffee at Bridge Books, before meandering through Joburg’s historic financial district. Stop off 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.

When Is It?

Saturday, 11 May 2019 at 10:00 – 12:25.

Where Is It?

Bridge Books City Central95 Commissioner Street, Johannesburg. 

How Much Is It?

Tickets cost R200 per person. Book your tickets online via Quicket.

For More Information

For more information, visit Bridge Book’s Facebook page.

Contact them on 079 708 4461 or via email at

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2019-05-11 00:00:00 2019-05-11 18:00:00 Africa/Johannesburg The Bridge Books Underground Bookseller Tour 95 Commissioner Street, Johannesburg CBD.
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