About us

Opened in 2006, Kalk Bay Books is an independent bookshop in the seaside village of Kalk Bay, in Cape Town. We stock a wide selection of local and international contemporary fiction and non-fiction for all ages.

Our comfortable couches have kidnapped many a visitor. We host regular book launches, literary events, readings, talks, and the occasional seance. Our resident ghost (just the one) is harmless, and our dogs are our best asset.

“You have to be mad to be in the book business, in this world!” they say.

“Some things are so frightful that a bit of madness is the only sane response. You know that, don’t you?” says Sarah Waters (The Paying Guests)

Please send us an email or give us a call if you’d like to order a book, or if you have any queries related to book launches and events. 

Tel: +27 (0) 21 788 2266
Email: books(a)kalkbaybooks.co.za 
124 Main Road, Kalk Bay, Cape Town