Better days before the lockdown- 07 March launch of Brandwater Boer history diary- Mev. Fourie Scheepers retold some classic tales. Thanks for a fun day, great insights and interactions- plus totally yummy snacks!
Dear Team Bibliophile, thank you for making such a gesellige space for me to launch my little green (blue!) books today. It was such a lovely gathering, and I had so much fun.
Debra, thank you for an unexpected day. Thank you for signing my special books, Peter. You guys are awesome.
Local music vedio is now available on youtube( On my knees by Joseph Skhofa Sk Vilakazi ft Homeboy) produced by David Vilakazi.
James Stewart

Bibliophile is a small family bookstore in the beautiful village of Clarens GPS co-ordinates: 28 30'51" S, 28 25'10 E We offer an excellent and ever-changing selection of new, used and unusual books in a wide range of categories, many at exceptionally low prices.

We also stock maps, travel guides of the area and souvenir books on Southern Africa. Our music section features a superb selection of jazz, classical and world music on CD and Vinyl. Our Artists’ Corner stocks easels, canvases, paints, sketchpads and a range of other art supplies and materials for visitors who are inspired by the breathtaking scenic beauty that surrounds us. A variety of games, puzzles and activities for all ages completes our repertoire.

Operating as usual

Meryl Streep Reads “Morning Song” by Sylvia Plath A paean and requiem for new parenthood — the love, the strangeness, the surreal and magnetic disorientation of it.

Leon van Nierop has written a moving tribute to a doyenne of the film industry.

Kort na Elize Cawood se afsterwe, verlaat nog 'n grote ons, maar iemand wat min mense buite die indrukstrie werkllik geken het. Van die baie individue wat ek van haar dood in kennis gestel het, was ek verstom oor hoe geweet van wie ek praat en watter leemte sy agterlaat. Want sy het agter die skerms gewerk en sy het formidabele werk gedoen.

Dit is werklik onrusbarend dat 'n mens deesdae die een hudeblyk na die ander doen en dat ons vermaaklikheidsbedryf, veral van mense agter die skerms, al groter leemtes openbaar.

Die rolverdelingregisseur (casting director) Moonyeen Lee. Sy was legendares, taai, reguit, op die man af, met onwerklike kennis, en iemand wat presies geweet het wie in watter rol sou pas. Sy het vele mense se loopbane na hoogtes gestuur en daarvoor moet sy geëer word.

Sy het wonderlike rolverdelings gemaak soos die plaaslike akteurs is Tsotsi, Eye in the Sky, Black Panther The Bang-Bang-Club, Mandela and de Klerk, Long Walk to Freedom en tientalle ander.'n Fors om mee rekening te hou, maar met 'n ensiklopediese kennis van wie in watter rolle pas.

Sy kon ook raad gee sodat akeurs nie verkeerde keuses maak nie, en het vir baie van hulle enorme werk gekry. As iemand 'n gat in die vermaaklikheidswëreold gelaat hek, is dit sy. Sy was ook verantwoordelik vir Afrikaanse rolprentvrolverdelings soos Faan se Trein en Plekkie in die Son en natuurlik Goodbye Bafana
Vir al haar kliënte, wat almal landswys bekend is, is Moonyeen Lee se geliefde naam legendaries. . Ek het het die voorreg gehad het om haar jare gelede 'n paar keer aan huis te ontmoet en kennis te maak. Ons gaan haar mis. Ons meegevoel aan haar dogter en seun en almal at saam met haar gewerk het.


It was wonderful to welcome back some of our visitors to Clarens this weekend, now that intra provincial travel is allowed.
#mytimeinclarens #bookshopping #clarensbooks #ClarensTourism Clarens is that one little town that everyone has been to and everyone talks about. So a few weekends ago, we packed our bags, packed the car and made our way because we wanted to see why this little town is so loved. After just a short weekend here, we understand now why Clarens is...

Gelukkige 87de verjaarsdag, Wilma Stockenström.

Bibliophile het 'n verskeidenheid Afrikaanse boeke van ons literatuur-geskiedenis. Oop daagliks tot 5nm.
#collectablebooks #poetrycommunity #mytimeinclarens

For Reading Addicts

Compelling and insightful essays by SA's foremost thought leaders. R240.

The Junior Classics Vols. 2 to 10, Collier Press 1912. Exquisite colour plates, fine illustrations. Dedication inscription on end papers; very good condition R1350.
#mytimeinclarens #childrensbooks #collectablebooks

Bibliophile's cover photo

Essential additions to your military history library. Enquiries 083 765 8901

Time to navigate the long, winding road to recovery. Compelling and insightful essays by SA's top thought leaders. Message us to reserve your copy at R240.

INSPIRATIONS FROM THE BOOKSHELF Arthur Rackham Words and Pictures is the online magazine of SCBWI British Isles.

Get your Little Prince Coloring Book today

On this day in 1944, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry vanished over the Mediterranean Sea while piloting a French reconnaissance airplane, leaving us “The Little Prince” and his soulful, resonant wisdom on losing a close friend:

2020 Booker Prize longlist announced The 13 novels longlisted for the prestigious Booker Prize were announced on Tuesday.

21 years ago today,our tiny bookshop opened its doors in the old Railway Bus Terminal in Clarens. We're not cracking open champagne, but we do have a Sale on. Pop in over the weekend to share our gratitude and browse our books.

"Your second-hand bookseller is second to none in the worth of the treasures which he dispenses."
James Henry Leigh Hunt, On the Benificence of Bookstalls (1899)

Later curfew and leisure accommodation now allowed at level 3 myDorpie News

MAVERICK LIFE OP-ED: Of outliers, wild cards and till point ka-chings: A look at the South African book business during the pandemic

Things get even more complicated and precarious when you're located in a tourist town. How badly has Covid-19 dented book sales? Will publishers and booksellers recover soon? Ben Williams considers the prospects for the SA books industry in the months ahead.

Jenny & Co

So beautiful: the winning book in this year’s Ingrid Jonker Prize:

The Bestselling Books of the Last One Hundred Years: 2004 - For Reading Addicts Shares3FacebookTweetPinEmail

Top up your Wilbur Smith collection from R40 a copy.
#mytimeinclarens #adventure #bestsellerbook

Today, we'd like to thank Lloyd Nel for this photo, sent by his son Annon, showing his collection of the maestro's masterful works.

Wilbur appreciates all his fans, but it's a particular delight to hear from those who have been with him throughout all the decades.

We wish you a wonderful weekend, and very happy #ShelfieSunday!

- Wilbur Smith's office

Goodwill Librarian

Louis Armstrong & Ella Fitzgerald - Ella And Louis Again (1957) | uDiscover Of the 19 tracks on Ella And Louis Again, seven feature either Ella or Louis solo, but it’s when they're together that the real magic happens

Bestselling English novelist Josephine Cox dies at 82 - For Reading Addicts Shares0FacebookTweetPinEmail

Writer’s choice: Ngugi wa Thiong’o recommends seven novels from Africa that you must read When you need to look beyond Chinua Achebe and Naguib Mahfouz.

V&A Waterfront

100 Beautiful Things: Free Children’s Books by Book Dash

Theme: Designing with Compassion

Book Dash is an NPO improving literacy by ensuring more children aged five and under have storybooks at home. During its one-day events, three-person teams of creative volunteers (a writer, graphic designer and illustrator) gather to create a visual storybook that is distributed for free. The 140 titles that have resulted from these book-making drives live as open-source files on its website, and as ready-to-read books that anyone around the world can translate, print and distribute.

Says Book Dash Director Julia Norrish, “If kids are exposed to books in their first five years, their economic and academic trajectory is completely improved. This isn’t going to happen if books are stuck in centres of learning and libraries. We get books into homes and bring parents into the equation.”

Book Dash

100 Beautiful Things is presented by the V&A Waterfront in celebration of South Africa’s creativity, compassion, ingenuity and resilience. Every week we will be showcasing five amazingly beautiful creative things that make us proud. It is curated in partnership with Platform Creative. To nominate a beautiful thing, visit

Inter-review with Helen Moffett about her novel, Charlotte | LitNet "Please could Helen Moffett write the ending to my life story? Listening to Helen’s delightful Charlotte as an audiobook had me weeping in delight as I learned how things turned out in the end for the unobtrusive Charlotte Lucas, one of Elizabeth Bennet’s closest friends in Pride and prejudice."

Many Wilbur Smith titles in stock right now. Paperbacks from R40

When one legend meets another...!

From Wilbur's archive, this colossal meeting took place in 2016.

We hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

- Wilbur Smith's office

#legends #craftsmen #WilburSmith #MichaelCaine

Happy birthday, Ringo Starr.
Beatles albums on vinyl available this week. Our Book Sale continues with discounts on a wide range of books.
#ClarensTourism #UltimateTimeUltimateTime #N3gateway

Happy, Happy Birthday Ringo!
lots of peace and love, yoko ✌️❤️

Naturally Me. A Story Told Through the Eyes of Innocence by ME Stream and Save Naturally Me. A Story Told Through the Eyes of Innocence - Distributed by DistroKid


Get this album on vinyl at our store when you make that nostalgia trip to Clarens.
#ClarensTourism #mytimeinclarens

The Game was released this week in 1980. 👑 What’s your favourite track on the album?

10 Fantastic World War II Books by Female Authors Come September it will be 80 years since World War II began. Most people will remember learning about the war from poring over history books in class, listening to elderly family members, or by watching

Eastern fascination, exotic armchair travel.
#ClarensTourism #UltimateTime #mytimeinclarens

Little Prince colouring books on sale. Come and browse

The author of "The Little Prince," born on this day in 1900, on friendship:

The End of an Era: A Short Film About The Last Day of Hot Metal Typesetting at The New York Times (1978) This is usually what happens when I write a piece for Open Culture: As I drink an overpriced coffee at my local coffee shop, I research a topic on the internet, write and edit an article on Microsoft Word and then copy and paste the whole thing into WordPress.

Leonard Cohen Interview, 4/28/85 (Part 3)

An interview Leonard Cohen did on a program called "Mixed Bag" with Pete Fornatale on WNEW-FM in New York. Part 1: Introduction and Interview Part 2: Leonard...

Pearl S. Buck, the Youngest Woman to Receive the Nobel Prize in Literature, on Art, Writing, and the Nature of Creativity “The creative instinct is … an enormous extra vitality, a super-energy, born inexplicably in an individual… — an energy which no single life can consume.”

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We offer an excellent and ever-changing selection of new, used and unusual books in a wide range of categories, many at exceptionally low prices. We also stock maps, travel guides of the area and souvenir books on Southern Africa. Audio books, a variety of games, puzzles, activities for all ages; basic stationery and greeting cards rounds out our repertoire.

Our Music section features a superb selection of jazz, classical and world music on CD and Vinyl.

The Artists’ Corner has easels, canvases, paints, sketchpads and a range of other art supplies and materials for visitors inspired to capture the breathtaking scenic beauty that surrounds us.

Perfect the art of browsing in our relaxed and friendly atmosphere: unwinding in Clarens isn’t complete without stopping by...

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Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 09:00 - 17:00
Sunday 09:00 - 15:00
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De Lusthof Fouriesburg Road
Clarens, 9707

Die Boekmerk stel aan jou geliefde boeke voor geskryf deur Gustav Venter en ander gekeurde skrywers.

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