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 shared book reviews and bookish features on Lotus Book Blog. You can read more about why Lotus Bookstore was started on our blog post here.

We started selling used books in 2019 and have been stocking booklovers' bookshelves since then! Over time, we have expanded our collections and bookish merchandise range to support other local brands throughout South Africa.

Our payment provider, PayFast, is a secure online payment system that protects your details and uses safe payment methods. We have delivered to all major cities and most rural cities across the country, with 3 delivery methods including Fastway Couriers, Paxi and PostNet.


Our vision is to keep the reading community in South Africa alive and thriving while helping 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
  • Follow us on Instagram for beautiful themed book photos, quizzes, giveaways and engaging content @LotusBookstoreZA
  • Like our Facebook page for daily book memes and bookish content @LotusBookstoreza
  • Follow us on LinkedIn for bookstore updates and short business book reviews at Lotus Bookstore
  • Follow us on Twitter for retweets, funny tweets and bookstore updates @lotusbookblog
  • Follow us on TikTok for bookish content and videos @lotusbookstoreza
  • Email us at info@lotus-bookstore.com


Meet The Team:
Lotus Bookstore is run by a group of passionate book lovers! You can find us on social media posting and sharing bookish posts online. Follow Lotus Bookstore on Instagram @lotusbookstoreza to meet and interact with the team.
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 - a blog post by Damien Terblanche (July 2019)
  • Bookamoso: Read #QuestionsWithBookamoso - Lotus Bookstore, a blog post by Omphile Raleie (October 2019)
  • The South African: The South African featured Five South African Bookstagrammers you should be following - lifestyle article by Carmen Coetzee (August 2020)
  • 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 here. (March 2021)
  • Jumpstart SA: Our founder spoke to Malcolm Rainers on The Matters Podcast by Jumpstart SA in 2022 on E-commerce in South Africa. You can listen to the podcast here. (September 2022)