A bookworm’s paradise

 Hailed as one of the best second-hand bookshops in the city, it has a wide variety of books that would satisfy the taste of the most hard-core word taster.

Today, we stock over 30 000 books that include fiction and non-fiction. The children’s and youth section boast over 1 000 books including those of well-known South African writers like Barry Hough and Fanie Viljoen.  There are also school books in the education section.

On offer are Africana and English classics; and people from as far as the North West province regularly browse through the collector’s section.

Much loved bibliophiles Michelle Mills and Alet Janse van Rensburg worked hard to turn the bookshop in the “neatest,” busiest and well-stocked bookshop in Centurion. Books are tastefully displayed in alphabetical order; therefore, no customer will have trouble to find a book by their favourite author.      

Book worms know Michelle well – the nice book lady with the enormous brown eyes and friendly smile.  “I have never seen a sales(wo)man like Michelle in action before,” laughed Melanie Robbins, the go-to-girl of the Hospice. “She can sell a braai recipe book to a vegetarian.”

Annette Reed, manager of the Centurion Hospice, agreed: “She is making books jump into my basket.”     

All the while long-term employee Alet, has quietly been the backbone of the bookshop and her work with our volunteers has not gone unnoticed.  “Alet loves people in her quiet way and loves books even more” says Annette, “she truly inspires me to read more and be better.”     

We appreciate all donations and we will handle your beloved books with the respect they deserve.


CALL for volunteers:  Booklovers who are able to volunteer in the bookshop are invited to call Marius Bester on 012 664 6175