Bringing Jozi to book: inner city literature trade is booming

Judging by the number of used-book sellers in Joburg, tech has not yet vanquished print, and the city even contemplates a literary precinct, writes Claire Keeton, who joined a tour of booksellers’ haunts

21 July 2019 - 00:00 By Claire Keeton

Books compete for space with handbags, coats and high heels in a fashion store in Joburg’s CBD. On the bottom shelves are religious texts like Sex Terrorism and Immorality. Or was that Immortality?

In a nearby shop, FJ Nappies and Fashion, herbal supplements bracket business books and the latest political memoirs...

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