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About Lotus Bookstore:


Lotus Bookstore is an independent online second-hand bookstore, established in 2019. Our catalogue has good quality books by popular authors across different genres and locally-produced bookish merchandise. We’re based in Cape Town, South Africa and deliver across the country!


In 2016, we started sharing our book reviews and different bookish features on Lotus Book Blog. Over the years, we faced many bookish problems. Our love for reading often exceeded our budget so buying new books wasn’t always the smartest choice. We loved going to second-hand bookstores but rarely found popular books in excellent condition.

We also posted about different second-hand bookstores in Cape Town but noticed people couldn't visit the bookstores because they lived too far or they weren't available during the bookstores’ trading hours. Through social media, we found out many people in South Africa faced these bookish problems too.

To solve our bookish problems, we created an online bookstore that buys and sells good quality books online!

Our shop contains new and used books across different genres including non-fiction, young adult, self-help, business, fiction and more. Our books are sourced across South Africa ranging from good to excellent condition. We also stock other locally-produced bookish items from small local businesses!

Our items are also priced at affordable rates so you can SAVE while you shop. The online catalogue makes it easier for you to browse anytime and from anywhere!

We're based in Cape Town, South Africa and deliver items nationwide safely to-your-door. We use a safe and secure payment provider, PayFast, for easy online payments. You can also track your order while it gets delivered safely to your door through the reliable courier service, Fastway Couriers.

Just like many other bookstores we only have a limited number of books in stock, so be sure to add them to your cart before they're sold out!



To grow the reading community in South Africa and to help 25 local bookish businesses grow and succeed before 2025.

Where to find us?
You can view our catalogue online! Click the Shop tab in the Menu above or click here to go to all of our collections.


Stay Connected:

  • If you like reading book reviews and bookish features, visit our blog called Lotus Book Blog at lotusbookblog.com
  • For beautiful themed book photos, giveaways and engaging content, follow us on Instagram: Lotus Bookstore + Blog @LotusBookstoreZA
  • For daily book memes and bookish content, like our Facebook page: Lotus Bookstore + Blog  @Lotus Bookstore + Blog.
  • Follow us for bookstore updates and short business book reviews on LinkedIn at Lotus Bookstore.

Want to know a bit more?
Read a little more about Lotus Bookstore, here:
  • Lotus Book Blog: Cape Town's Newest Online Bookstore: Lotus Bookstore - blog post by Damien Terblanche
  • Bookamoso: #QuestionsWithBookamoso - Lotus Bookstore - blog post by Omphile Raleie
  • The South African: Five South African Bookstagrammers you should be following - lifestyle article by Carmen Coetzee
  • Cape Talk Radio: Our founder featured on Cape Talk Radio in January 2021 with author, Sara-Jayne King and in March 2021 with Saskia Falken about our Charity Sale for Help2Read South Africa. We successfully reached our fundraising goal for Help2Read on Given Gain! You can listen to our interview in March 2021 here.