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literaire wandeling

Underground Booksellers of Johannesburg

literaire wandeling

Underground Booksellers of Johannesburg

5 recensies
Duur
2.5 uur
Groepsgrootte
Maximaal 10 personen
Inclusief
Eten, Drankjes
Gegeven in het
Engels
literaire wandeling

Underground Booksellers of Johannesburg

literaire wandeling

Underground Booksellers of Johannesburg

5 recensies
Duur
2.5 uur
Groepsgrootte
Maximaal 10 personen
Inclusief
Eten, Drankjes
Gegeven in het
Engels

Wat je gaat doen

Start: Bridge Books, 95 Commissioner Street. Coffee, tea, and snacks including muffins and scones are provided by local baker Dicky’s Cakes, a Soweto-based bakery. Visitors receive a 10-15 minute overview of our work with local booksellers, Johannesburg’s iconic place as a setting and inspiration in South African literature, and a discussion of where the walk will be going. (Bathroom if needed) Along the way, the walk will see a religious bookseller, the site of the original Central News Agency building, and then visit James Findlay Collectibles at the Rand Club (please note, the club is sometimes closed for private functions). The visits booksellers in street markets, a spaza shop, a Nigerian importer, and the beautifully renovated City Library. The visit explains how books move through the underground economy, and discusses the history of bookselling Johannesburg -- from the first black-run library, through the days of censorship and book burning, to the ways new modern readers find books in inventive ways.

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Lees meer over Griffin

Griffin

Bridge Books is a unique little bookstore in downtown Johannesburg. We focus on African literature, and on creating connections between the informal book market and mainstream publishing. Through our work, we change perceptions about what, and how, South Africans read. We're based in an underground literary hub, with about 70 booksellers trading within 10 blocks of the store. Our work has been profiled in the Financial Times, BBC, the Sunday Times, High Life magazine and numerous other media. We also run the non-profit African Book Trust, which provides new, local books to schools and libraries. We're working in a new partnership with the Johannesburg Development Agency to rebrand our neighbourhood as the Literary District, pulling together the fantastic City Library, booksellers large and small, and the city's literary heritage.

Wat er is inbegrepen

Eten
Scones and muffins from Soweto-based bakery Dicky's Cakes
Drankjes
Coffee and tea at Bridge Books

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Waar je naartoe gaat

James Findlay Collectibles: in the basement of the Rand Club, with a rich collection of antique maps and books. Victory House: Home to Felix Books and a spaza shop bookseller De Strong Tower: Nigerian booksellers who have filled a gap left by the move of one of the city's oldest bookshop. City Library: home to 1.5 million books, stored mostly in a tunnel under the city Joubert Street Market: a corridor home to about 50 booksellers

Beschikbaarheid

Dingen om rekening mee te houden

Annuleringsvoorwaarden

Elke ervaring kan binnen 24 uur na aankoop, of ten minste zeven dagen voor aanvang, worden geannuleerd met volledige restitutie.

Communicatiebeleid

Communiceer altijd via Airbnb. Om veilig te kunnen betalen en communiceren, is het belangrijk dat je altijd gebruikmaakt van de Airbnb-website of -app.

Vereisten voor gasten

Er kunnen maximaal 10 gasten van 18 jaar en ouder deelnemen.

Meer tips

The walk lasts about three hours, but is mostly flat and goes at a leisurely pace. Inside some of the older buildings, there are no ramps or elevators.

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Airbnb-ervaringen zijn gecontroleerd op kwaliteit

  • Lokale experts

    Geleid door locals die houden van waar ze wonen en wat ze doen.

  • Kleine groepen

    In een kleine groep is er altijd voldoende persoonlijke aandacht.

  • Kwaliteit hoog in het vaandel

    Elke ervaring wordt gecontroleerd op hoe uniek deze toegang geeft tot een bepaalde plek.

Griffin
Underground Booksellers of Johannesburg
5 recensies
Vanaf $29/persoon
5 recensies
Vanaf $29/persoon