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 Wellbeing Economy: Success in a World Without Growth by Lorenzo Fioramonti - Tuesday 20 June at 5.30pm
Economic growth is a constant mantra of politicians, economists and the media. Few understand what it is, but they love and follow it blindly. The reality is that since the global financial crisis, growth has vanished in the more industrialised economies and in the so-called developing countries. Politicians may be panicking, but is this really a bad thing? Using real-life examples and innovative research, acclaimed political economist Lorenzo Fioramonti lays bare society’s perverse obsession with economic growth by showing its many flaws, paradoxes and inconsistencies. He argues that the pursuit of growth often results in more losses than gains and in damage, inequalities and conflicts. By breaking free from the growth mantra, we can build a better society that puts the wellbeing of all at its centre. A wellbeing economy would have tremendous impact on everything we do, boosting small businesses and empowering citizens as the collective leaders of tomorrow. Wellbeing Economy is a manifesto for radical change in South Africa and beyond.
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.