Kalahari Books is a book resource (over 70 000 volumes) and service dealing in out-of-print, used, old and hard-to-find books. Our love is fiction, plays and poetry, but we have a comprehensive non-fiction collection.
We have, as well, a Collectables Division, but this is not our prime interest. We have more than twenty years in the trade and know, enjoy and understand books and Literature.
If you are trying to trace a popular book, once enjoyed and remembered, we have an interest in Popular Authors of the Past and may be able to help.
If you are looking for some of the rarer “Classics”, we have a unique collection. Our Plays and Theatre collection is one to which we devote much energy. Crime Fiction is a special interest of ours, and we have a comprehensive collection of the older titles in the Historical Romance genre.
We love and collect Literary Curiosities, fiction and non-fiction
We have a special collection of books on Sailing, sea adventure, water and the sea and a unique collection of books we’ve called Between the Wars (Europe 1919 to 1939).
Our special fiction collection is extremely comprehensive. In our author's reserves we have numerous titles by Barbara Cartland, Denise Robins, Catherine Cookson, Catherine Gaskin, D.E.Stevenson, Dennis Wheatley, Dornford Yates, Dorothy Dunnett, Ed McBain, Edgar Wallace, Elizabeth Goudge, Frank G. Slaughter, Frank Yerby, George Bernard Shaw, George Sava, H.E. Bates, Jeffrey Farnol, John Creasey, John D. MacDonald, Jon Cleary, Joy Packer, Juliet Benzoni, Maurice Druon, Mazo de la Roche, Norah Lofts, Paul Gallico, Pearl S.Buck, Philippa Carr, Phyllis A. Whitney, Raphael Sabatini, Sergeanne Golon, Taylor Caldwell ,Victoria Holt, Winston Graham and Zane Gray.
Contact Richard's Bookservice for Bibliomaniacs by emailing him on
Or, better still, visit us at our warehouse,:
2 Dunottar Street,
Orange Grove (near the corner of Louis Botha Avenue, opposite Toninos Restaurant).
Open Tuesdays to Saturdays 9h30 to 16h30
The Garret has the air of an old world Victorian subscription library or club, and is quintessentially Johannesburg. We’d love to see you there.We're open Tuesday to Saturday from 9h30 to 16h30, and by appointment on Sundays.
Richard Welch (of Kalahari Books)