IKE'S BOOKS & COLLECTABLES
Winner of South Africa's Best Independent Bookshop
‘One can’t resist a bookshop that makes you want to read the moment you enter it; not later, not when you get home, but right there, right that minute. Ike’s Books and Collectables in Durban is such a place’ (Mail and Guardian). Ike’s is an independent bookshop established in Durban in 1988. Housed in a beautiful old building and opened in its current venue by Nobel Prize winner, JM Coetzee, the bookshop has hosted many authors, whose signatures adorn the walls. We buy and sell out of print and antiquarian books and offer an eclectic range on all subjects. Ike’s is a well-known place to sit, chat and soak up the atmosphere and contrary to popular opinion about booksellers, we do welcome visitors in our solitary space and will even make you a cuppa.
Launch of A Simple Man: Kasrils and the Zuma Enigma
Ronnie Kasrils’s insights into Jacob Zuma in A Simple Man, both shocking and revelatory, are vividly illuminated through this story, from their shared history in the underground to Kasrils’s time as minister of intelligence and his views on South Africa now. Our understanding of Zuma the struggle hero, now perceived as having sold his soul to the devil, becomes clearer through this narrative.
Each week we add new books to our shelves, whether it is newly published books or antique volumes sourced from our regular book buying forays. If you are after a particular book do not hesitate to get in touch and we’ll see what we can do for you.