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Underground Booksellers of Johannesburg

文學漫步

Underground Booksellers of Johannesburg

1 則評價
活動時間
2.5小時
旅伴人數
最多10人
包括
Drinks, Food
舉辦地點
英語
文學漫步

Underground Booksellers of Johannesburg

文學漫步

Underground Booksellers of Johannesburg

1 則評價
活動時間
2.5小時
旅伴人數
最多10人
包括
Drinks, Food
舉辦地點
英語

體驗簡介

Start: Bridge Books, 95 Commissioner Street. Coffee, tea, and snacks including muffins and scones are provided by local baker Dicky’s Cakes, a Soweto-based bakery. Visitors receive a 10-15 minute overview of our work with local booksellers, Johannesburg’s iconic place as a setting and inspiration in South African literature, and a discussion of where the walk will be going. (Bathroom if needed) Along the way, the walk will see a religious bookseller, the site of the original Central News Agency building, and then visit James Findlay Collectibles at the Rand Club (please note, the club is sometimes closed for private functions). The visits booksellers in street markets, a spaza shop, a Nigerian importer, and the beautifully renovated City Library. The visit explains how books move through the underground economy, and discusses the history of bookselling Johannesburg -- from the first black-run library, through the days of censorship and book burning, to the ways new modern readers find books in inventive ways.

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Griffin

Griffin

Bridge Books is a unique little bookstore in downtown Johannesburg. We focus on African literature, and on creating connections between the informal book market and mainstream publishing. Through our work, we change perceptions about what, and how, South Africans read. We're based in an underground literary hub, with about 70 booksellers trading within 10 blocks of the store. Our work has been profiled in the Financial Times, BBC, the Sunday Times, High Life magazine and numerous other media. We also run the non-profit African Book Trust, which provides new, local books to schools and libraries. We're working in a new partnership with the Johannesburg Development Agency to rebrand our neighbourhood as the Literary District, pulling together the fantastic City Library, booksellers large and small, and the city's literary heritage.

包含的服務

Food
Scones and muffins from Soweto-based bakery Dicky's Cakes
Drinks
Coffee and tea at Bridge Books

旅人評價

評價頁面的導覽區域

體驗地點

James Findlay Collectibles: in the basement of the Rand Club, with a rich collection of antique maps and books. Victory House: Home to Felix Books and a spaza shop bookseller De Strong Tower: Nigerian booksellers who have filled a gap left by the move of one of the city's oldest bookshop. City Library: home to 1.5 million books, stored mostly in a tunnel under the city Joubert Street Market: a corridor home to about 50 booksellers

預訂狀況

注意事項

取消政策

如要獲得全額退款,請在體驗原定開始日至少7日前或訂購後24小時內取消。

溝通政策

全程使用Airbnb溝通。 為了確保安全付款,請勿使用Airbnb網站及應用程式以外的任何途徑作轉帳或溝通。

住客預訂條件

最多可供10人參加,參加者需年滿18歲

更多貼士

The walk lasts about three hours, but is mostly flat and goes at a leisurely pace. Inside some of the older buildings, there are no ramps or elevators.
Griffin
Underground Booksellers of Johannesburg
1 則評價
每人$217起
1 則評價
每人$217起