Magazine Makeshift is a field guide to hidden creativity from the farthest corners of the world. We feature the unregistered businesses and under-the-table transactions, the roadside making and Internet collaborating that fuel the world’s underground economies. We believe ingenuity can be found anywhere if you know where to look.
Magazine Afterall, a journal of contemporary art, provides a forum for analysis of art’s context and seeks to inspire artists to see art as an agency for change. Each issue contains in-depth considerations of the work of contemporary artists, along with essays that discuss the work from various perspectives. The journal also features essays on art...
Magazine Inspiration from the rising trend of multi-disciplinary creative practice amongst contemporary street artists, the issue presents a cross-section of some 38 artists with diverse styles and unique artistic approaches to making work that seamlessly blends street art, image-making and illustration.
Magazine Back in 1991, 23 year old journalist lay on his bed and dreamed of starting a magazine called The Idler. Tom was fortunately sacked from his job. He wandered across the road to where his old friend, designer and writer Gavin Pretor-Pinney lived. Gavin could get things done. In August 1993, the pair produced issue one of the Idler. It had the...
Magazine Adbusters Issue #126 examines our moment in history, pondering whether or not our species has the stuff to survive the coming extinction crisis. In the face of rising global temperatures and creeping fascist movements, there is a sense that something is changing in the way the world has been ordered.
South African Music This is a fascinating collection on the life and times of Brenda Fassie, which includes a Foreword by Hugh Masekela and contributions from people who knew Brenda in both professional and personal capacities. It is being published in the year of the tenth anniversary of her death and is intended as both a tribute and to give fresh...
South african Four lives in crisis. On the same day. In the same hotel. The doctor tells her, happened over 200 years ago. Confused and alone, all she wants is to return to her family and prove the doctor wrong. Jacqui arrives in East London with a mission, to blackmail an old client. But first she must get past his bodyguards.
Street Art Sharp Sharp is a full colour exploration of the South African street. Photographer Ed Suter has an eye for the off beat, the contemporary and the traditional and it’s all there on the streets of downtown South Africa.
A boutique bookshop in Woodstock with a design-orientated collection of new and collectible books
Our new store in the heart of old Observatory is returning books to the 'reading' suburb with the welcome option of drinking a coffee while browsing our large collection. A shared effort between Blank Books, Bibliophilia and 'That Place' coffeeshop.
A general second hand and collectible bookshop in Albert Rd (Lower Main Rd.) in the Salt Circle Arcade - opposite the Biscuit Mill. Open Mon-Fri 10-16:30 and Saturdays 9am-3:30pm.
A vibrant yet relaxing space for you to enjoy coffee, cakes, muffins, fresh juices and schwarmas, all while browsing books!
Come spend some time in a wonderfully comfortable space with free wi-fi, refreshments and lots and lots of reading material.