Tony Lightfoot

Booklovers Paradise book store is based in Northcliff Johannesburg and we pride ourselves that THIS IS A VERY SPECIAL BOOK STORE   specialising in Out of Print” and Collectable second hand books

Many of our items are unique on the Internet : eg: complete 11 vol set of Smollet’s History of England;  Africana Notes and News 27 vols bound in goatskin w 9 vols unbound; Cape Monthly Magazine 16 vols 2nd series and Quarterly 4 vols.

Our Book Store has an Excellent selection of  second hand books in Africana, Botany, History, Children, Politics, Sport, Art & Architecture, Birds,  Hunting & Exploration,  Biographies, War. refer to our online bookshop for reference .

We have over fifteen thousand books in our bookshop including a number of rare collectible books on offer.

We in the process of updating our online bookshop so to make it easier for our clients to find interesting books.

If you are looking for a particular book or category of books, please register below and we will keep you updated as we load more books.

Order 4 or more books and we will deliver for FREE (only South Africa)

BOOK RESTORATION SERVICE.
We restore any book younger than 1800 making your grotty, broken old books look like beautifully-cared-for precious old books. DUST JACKETS IN FACSIMILE. We provide colour copies of any DUST JACKETS in our stock.

All our books are cleaned, restored if necessary and covered in polyethylene (clear plastic).  ALL our books are thoroughly cleaned, restored if necessary and covered in 50 or 75 micron High Density Poly Ethylene ( “plastic” archival acetate film) Soft-covers and hard-covers without Dust Jackets are covered in adhesive plastic. Covering book means that the common edge-wear described by so many dealers is mostly absent in our books. All “plastic” is easily removable and is not adhered to the book nor to the dust jacket. We do not use sellotape nor any other tape which discolours. We restore books where necessary and describe only exceptions to a perfect state. Faults in expensive books are described in detail. Once restored, the majority of “faults” are visible only with great difficulty. Please be guided by the very full descriptions. No faults are described in a cheaper book, please be guided by the condition.

Children’s and Other books

We have a large selection of Children’s books in English with some in Afrikaans and a good selection of Bushman Art and Foreign Dictionaries.

Original Paintings, Maps and Prints
We have original paintings, maps and prints, both framed and unframed in stock in most of the above categories.

 We buy Books

We buy unusual books in good complete condition. If they are very old and rare we will still buy them to restore. We are not interested in run-of-the-mill books. 

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IMPORTANT: Please note we are busy updating our website, if you are looking for a particular book please drop us a message or pop into our shop as we have over 14 500 books in stock.

We look for your “Wants” and “Needs by Completing a BOOK REQUEST and we will advise you when we have found what you are looking for.

Office Hours: 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM from Mon to Saturdays. Sundays open by appointment
Open all Public Holidays except Easter Sunday, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

Booklovers Paradise
Northcliff  Corner Shopping Center
Cnr Beyers Naude and Milner Road
Northcliff, South Africa 2123
Phone: +27 11 888 3280 or +27 72 746 6847
eMail: tony.booklovers@gmail.com