Fables Bookshop

Last Updated: January 2015

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  • 119 High Street, Grahamstown, South Africa

  • Longitude: 26.5242115
  • Latitude: -33.3112702
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Business Offered

  • Shopping / Interests
  • Shopping


  • English
  • French

Payment Options

  • American Express
  • Bank Deposit (EFT)
  • Mastercard
  • Paypal
  • Visa

Business Hours

  • Monday to Friday

    09:00 to 13:00 and 14:00 to 17:00


    10:00 to 13:00

About Fables Bookshop

Fables Bookshop was founded in 1990. The owner, Ian Balchin, has been active in book dealing for over 25 years.

Situated in the City of Grahamstown in the Eastern Cape of South Africa we serve an academic community based around Rhodes University.

We are a an out-of-print book shop with academic and specialist stock.  We specialise in Africana books mainly relating to South & Southern Africa, and issue regular catalogues of new acquisitions in this area.

We buy and sell used academic books for most Departments at Rhodes University.

We are founder members of the Southern African Book Dealers Association (SABDA).

Map and Directions to Fables Bookshop

We are in the High Street half way between the cathedral and Rhodes University, on the busy side of the street, just down from King Pie. Our sign is visible from Edgars.

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