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Underground Booksellers of Johannesburg

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Underground Booksellers of Johannesburg

8 omtaler
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Varighed
2.5 timer
Gruppestørrelse
Op til 10 personer
Inkluderer
Mad, Drikkevarer
Sprog
Engelsk
litterær gåtur

Underground Booksellers of Johannesburg

litterær gåtur

Underground Booksellers of Johannesburg

8 omtaler
Sat på pause til og med 30. april. For at beskytte vores netværks helbred er alle Airbnb-oplevelser sat på pause på grund af coronavirus (COVID-19). Besøg Hjælpecentret for at få de seneste opdateringer, inden du booker.
Varighed
2.5 timer
Gruppestørrelse
Op til 10 personer
Inkluderer
Mad, Drikkevarer
Sprog
Engelsk

Det skal I lave

Start: Bridge Books, 90 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.

Dine værter

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.
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Det er inkluderet

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

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Her skal du være

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

Ting, du skal huske

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Gæstekrav

Op til 10 gæster på 18 og derover kan deltage.

Det skal du medbringe

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Flere 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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Underground Booksellers of Johannesburg
8 omtaler
$23/person
8 omtaler
$23/person