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Kalk Bay Books

124 Main Road
Kalk Bay, Western Cape, 7975

South Africa

+27 (0)21 788 2266; bookskalkbaybooks.co.za

Type: Bookstore — Not set

Web site: http://www.kalkbaybooks.co.za

Events: http://www.kalkbaybooks.co.za/author-events… (updated February 2009)

Description: Owner of the shop, Ann Donald, former editor of Fairlady magazine, made her dream of opening a bookshop a reality in December 2006. The planning and preparation for opening all took place in the Donald family sitting room, informally renamed the Warehouse for the duration of the set-up period. In mid-November 2006, with the help of family and friends, the first books were moved from the Warehouse to the site of Kalk Bay Books. The ceiling-high wooden shelves and interior of the shop were designed by local designer, Ray Kilian.

Described as the bookshop with the best view in the world, the shop is a gathering place for locals and visitors alike, who browse, buy, share a glass of wine or two with visiting authors, and gather for new book launches or discussions. The leather sofa invites customers to spend some time considering the books on offer, and to catch up on international book news with the New York Review of Books and other reading matter provided for their interest.

Added by: eblake.  Contacted: Not contacted.  Venue ID: 35835


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