We specialize in, “Out-of-Print” and “Collectable” Books

(mostly non-fiction and more serious fiction)

Tony Lightfoot

We pride ourselves that THIS IS A VERY SPECIAL BOOKSHOP

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.

We have an Excellent Selection of Books in Africana, Rhodesiana, World History and Politics, Health, Self-improvement, Art & Architecture, Birds, Botany & Mammals, Sport, Hunting & Exploration, Automobiles & Sailing, Military Biographies, War.

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). 

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 anywhere.

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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. 

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.

​We provide a 30 day return guarantee, with full refund including original shipping costs for up to 30 days after delivery if an item arrives mis-described or damaged.

ALL our books are thoroughly cleaned 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.

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