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
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...