Hermanus - Attractions - 8 Rainy Day Bookshops

Hermanus - Attractions - 8 Rainy Day Bookshops

Hermanus Attractions -

Eight Bookstores in walking distance from each other.

When you holiday at the sea you are likely to have one or two days when it's better indoors than out. What better way to spend an afternoon than under a duvet with a good book. Hermanus has eight possible places where you can find such a book for such a day.

The Book Cottage

You will find the Book Cottage at 10 Harbour Road across the road from Rossouw Modern Art Gallery. The Book Cottage stocks a comprehensive range of books and the usual accompaniments such as cards, maps, diaries, journals as well as an extensive selection of titles by South African authors, combined with books on local history and attractions, in short, everything you need.Their telephone number is 028-313-0834 


Hemingways are almost next door to the Book Cottage and you can contact them on 028-312-2739. In this interesting shop, evoking a nostalgic era gone by, you can find books whose authors truly have 'stood the test of time'.  Hemingway's  has been featured in the New York Times, The Lonely Planet Guide and visited by bibliophiles from all over the world searching for that rare and unusual find.

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At 12 Aberdeen Street you will find this quaint bookshop and the Barefoot Cook. You can call them on 028-313-2341


Right next door at 14 Aberdeen Street is Romantiques, which is an antique and bygones shop. They have a good selection of older books including some fine Africana specimens. Call them on 028-312-4226


Bookmark is a smaller store that is in the Eastcliff Village Complex at 251 Main Road on the corner of Fairway Drive. You can contact them on 028-312-2000 

Jenny's Book Exchange

You will find Jenny's book exchange in the Arcade that joins Main Road and Long Street and the car park behind Pick 'n Pay. She has a large collection of books at realy reasonable prices.

Hospice and Santa

Both Hospice and Santa sell secondhand books in their charity shops and you will be surprised at what you can fined there. Hospice have their shop next door to the Hermanus Times Office at 3 Aberdeen Street and the Santa bookshop is opposite the Checkers/Station Mall Complex. Best place to park is in the parking lot between Hoy's Koppie and the Station Mall.

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