Books are verbatim

Verbatim Books

Verbatim Books is a quaint old-style second-hand bookshop in a quiet and shady part of Stellenbosch (here's a map to their location).

If Kerry-Anne were made of iron, books would be like magnets. The moment she saw Verbatim Books, and the old bicycle parked outside, with flowers, my fate was sealed, we just *had* to stop in to explore. And explore we did. The bookshop isn't very big, but is filled mostly with second-hand books that are in pristine condition. They have everything from traditional old story books that you'd read to your kids at bed-time, to old classics like Kerry-Anne's favourite book ever, Jane Eyre (2006 movie), which I ended up buying because she hadn't ever seen the French edition and just *had* to have it. ;)

If you're a book person, you definitely should make a visit to Verbatim Books an item on your long to-do list. Kerry-Anne says it's the best bookshop she's ever been to. And she should know, I guess. :)

4 thoughts on “Books are verbatim

  1. Beverley

    Took a very similar shot about a couple of weeks ago when we sat in the Basic Bistro opposite having a morning coffee…didn’t go in the shop but will the next time we’re there!

  2. Val Palk

    Kerry-Anne sounds like my kind of person and that picture is beautiful. The daughter is studying at Stellenbosch and I’m planning a day of roaming around there with my camera. Parts of the town seem to have an almost Parisian type atmosphere.

  3. Paul

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    That’s awesome Val. Where do you currently live?
    Yes – I think parts do actually have a Parisian feel. I think Franschoek is more often associated with France, but personally, I feel that this area is more Parisian than Fraanshoek. Will you be hopping over Helshoogte for a visit to Franschoek?

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