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 more bookish items. We’re based in Cape Town, South Africa and deliver across the country!


Our Story:

While blogging about fiction & non-fiction books on Lotus Book Blog, we faced many bookish problems. Our love for reading always exceeded our budget so buying new books wasn’t always the smartest decision. 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 second-hand bookstore that buys and sells good quality books online!

Our shop contains 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 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 third-party payment provider, PayFast, for easy online payment. You can also track your order while it gets delivered safely to your door through a reliable courier service, Fastway Couriers.

Just like other second-hand 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!

Our Vision:

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

Where to find us?
You can view our catalogue online! Just click the Shop tab in the Menu above.


Stay Connected:

  • If you like reading book reviews and bookish features, check out our blog called "Lotus Book Blog" at lotusbookblog.com
  • For beautiful themed book photos, giveaways and engaging content, follow us on Instagram @LotusBookBlog
  • For daily book memes and bookish content, like our Facebook page @ Lotus Book Blog.

Want to know a bit more?
Read a little more about why the bookstore was started, on our blog post and in our feature on Bookamoso, a Johannesburg-based book club.