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SELECT BOOKS was established in 1986, and deals in rare, out of print and new books on a wide range of subjects relating to Southern Africa. Select Books is a founder member of the the Southern African Book Dealers Association (SABDA)

Categories held include: Afrikaans literature, Archaeology, Architecture, Art, Botanical, Bushmen & Rock Art, Cape Town, Cricket, Eastern Cape, English Settlers, Explorers, Fishing, Furniture, Genealogical, Hunting, Literature, Military History, Mining & Geology, Namibia (South West Africa), Natal & Zululand, Ornithology, Political Biography, Rugby (books & programmes), Signed & Inscribed books, South African War, 1899-1902 (Anglo-Boer War), Transvaal, Travel, Trees, Van Riebeeck Society publications, Western Cape, Wild life, Zimbabwe (Rhodesia), Zoology.

Africana catalogues are issued 3 to 4 times per year, and Rugby and Cricket catalogues are issued twice a year. Occasional special topic catalogues are issued, e.g. The South African War, 1899-1902 and Flora & Fauna. If you would like to receive a catalogue please e-mail us, indicating if you would like them to be sent via e-mail (as a word document), air or surface mail.

We will search for books relating to southern Africa and maintain an active "wants" list. Postage is extra: a full mail service is offered, via air or surface mail. Books are securely packaged and can be insured.

Terms: All prices are net. All major credit cards are accepted. (Payment by credit card is preferred- please provide card number & expiry date). An additional amount is charged on foreign cheques.

Owners: David and Karen McLennan

The shop can be visited at:

232 Long Street
8001 Cape Town
South Africa

tel.: +27 (0)21 424 6955
fax: +27 (0)21 424 0866
email: shop@selectbooks.co.za

Hours of business:

Mon-Friday: 9am-5pm
Saturday: 9 am- 1pm
Or by appointment.

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