Second Hand Book Stores

Books are full of magic, adventure, insights and information. Most people love books and love reading. Even in the digital age, a true bibliophile will tell you how they need to have a physical paperback copy of the book. They love the texture and the smell of the pages and can never have enough. Here are some of our top picks of great second hand book shops in Jozi.


Although we can go on and on about our shared love for books and how the paperback copies are great to have, books can be very expensive. You can easily spend a ridiculous amount of money on a couple of novels, and don’t even get us started on school textbooks. Big moola.

This does not mean we should forego our love for paperback copies though, not at all. Because there are brilliant people in this world who own second hand book shops. The quality of the book determines the price you’ll pay. And for the most part, you save a whole lot for fairly decent quality.

So now you’re probably wondering where you can find these amazing second hand bookstores right? Fear not, our team is here to save the day. We gathered all our office bookworms, went on the hunt and found these fabulous stores. Check them out and let us know what you think.

Our Picks
Books Galore
Shop 2a, Greenstone Crescent, Stoneridge Drive, Modderfontein Hill, Edenvale/ +27 (011) 452-2421/

Book Fish
Available online/

Book Dealers
Shop 15B, The Colony, 345 Jan Smuts Avenue, Craighall Park/+27 (011) 880 2463/

Ferndale Textbooks
1st floor of Ferndale Village Shopping Center, Corner Oxford and Main Street, Ferndale, Randburg/ +27 (011) 781 3379/

Collectors Treasury 
C.T.P. House, 244 Commissioner Street, Johannesburg/+27 (011) 334 6556/ Facebook Page

Know other great second hand book stores not mentioned above? Let us know below!

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