• Bay Bookshop
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    The Bay Bookshop opened its doors in Hout Bay in 2002. The decision was influenced mainly by the wonderful view from the shop, mountains and sea, an estate agent's dream. Independent bookshops became an endangered species because of the trend towards larger chain stores but in the last few years their strengths: product knowledge; personal, rather than personalised service and a tailored selection of stock, have led to an encouraging resurgence.

    We have assembled a stock selection we trust will appeal to the varied market in its environs. Apart from general fiction, South African titles and children's books we are building up specialist reference, biography, history, design, cookery and travel sections. Book clubs are welcome (we offer the usual discounts and appro service to registered book clubs) and we are able to source unusual or difficult-to-obtain titles from our US and UK suppliers. Book tokens are available if you really can't decide what to buy and unlike some shops, they do not expire! We also have a loyalty scheme which has the best rewards system in town but we don't require you carry yet another card - register and we'll keep the records.