Welcome to Clarke's Bookshop

Clarke's Bookshop has been in Long Street in the centre of Cape Town since 1957. Founded by Anthony Clarke as a secondhand bookshop, we began specialising in Africana in the 1970s.  The new books section began with a shelf of South African books, which has grown to such an extent that we now specialise in books on Africa, with a particular focus on Southern Africa. We still have a wonderful selection of general secondhand and remaindered titles, as well as a room set aside for Africana. We are a library supplier. Our customers include local and international libraries, as well as public libraries in the Western Cape.