The Joy of Reading


“Fiction” refers to literature created from the imagination. Fiction genres include crime thrillers, fantasy, mysteries, romance, science fiction. Examples include Pompeii, Robert Harris; The Balkan Escape, Steve Berry; Sunbird, Wilbur Smit; The Horse Dancer, Jojo Moyes.


“Non-Fiction” refers to literature based on fact. Included in this genre is art, business, environmental, history, true crime. Examples include The Magnetic North, Sara Wheeler; The Library Book, Susan Orlean; Cyber War, Richard A Clarke; Leonardo da Vinci, Walter Isaacson.


Afrikaans is the language the books are written in. There are both fiction and non-fiction genres. Examples include Die Afrikaners, Herman Giliomee; Eilande, Dan Sleigh; Terugkeer naar het paradys, Breyten Breytenbach.

Visit Us

48 Bath Street, Montagu,
Western Cape, South Africa

Call Us

+27 (23) 614 2772


Open Hours

Monday: Closed

Tuesday - Friday: 09h00 - 17h00 / Closed between 13h00 and 14h00

Saturday: At the Montagu Market - 08h00 to 12 noon

Sunday: Closed

Our Book Store

Since 2000, The Montagu Bookshop has been promoting and selling readership in Montagu by providing a wide range of books for the community of Montagu, and visitors to the Town.

This reader-centric approach is all about, connecting books to people, people to books, authors to people and people to authors.

Our Bookshop in the heart of Montagu, and is home to a treasure trove of interesting books. Some of these book treasures include –

  • Tales from Shakespeare, Charles & Mary Lamb;
  • Tales from Natal, A.R.R. Turnbull.

We have many books by local authors – Larry Hester, Emile Badenhorst and Charles Bentley; new current affairs books; crime/thrillers and many others.

Come in and browse our wide selection. If your choice of book is not in stock, we will do all we can to find it for you.

We strive to have books that offer you an enjoyable adventure while reading.

Next Upcoming Event
26 August 2019
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What Readers Are Saying

"My first stop when I come into town is the Montagu Bookshop to collect my new stash of reads!"

“As avid book readers, my husband and I use the services of The Bookshop several times a month. Anne, the owner, is able to source books quickly and we consider this bookshop in Bath Street, Montagu a real gem.”

Get In Touch!

+27 (23) 614 2772