Clarke’s Books

Cape Town

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Clarke’s Books

Readers will find a huge range of new and second hand fiction and non-fiction, including rare editions, at Clarke’s bookshop at 199 Long Street. Opened back in 1956, Clarke's has established itself as the best place in the city to find unique and out-of-print publications.


Whether you are looking for high fashion, designer brands, casual clothes, colonial-era antiques or original arts and crafts, Cape Town is a shopper’s delight. Different streets and districts offer diverse items and shopping experiences, so be sure to read on to discover the best shopping around the city.