Our online bookstore provides quality books handpicked from top publishers every month.

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A selection of 3 to 5 books provides a 10% discount, 6 books or more enable a 15% discount

Mad Hatter Bookshop

Welcome to our store  …


I managed one of the biggest bookstores in East London and on numerous occasions we had many men and women entering the store with a shortness of breath, sweating and anxious. Without them saying a word I knew it was their turn to host book club

The pressure to host and select books that the book club members will enjoy are immense and you do want to impress. That’s where we come in, every month we get sent lists of 1000’s of new books from the top publishers in SA .I sift through all the books and select the top 10 to 20 books that are must haves and then present them to you. 

All you have to worry about is choosing which cheese to pair with your wine with. Book clubs are meant to be a fun evening where friends and family can enjoy each other’s company, so let us do the choosing and all you have to do is fill your box  



 Best place to buy books online South Africa

The mad hatter bookshop is one of the best places to buy books online in South Africa. Not only do we offer a great selection of the most recent book publications. We also offer them at affordable prices. Our bookstore experts have brought you the highest-rated selection of the latest novels, books from every genre. All this so you don’t have to search through thousands of books in online stores to find a bestseller book that works for you.

Our bookstore is categorized by release dates and is not does not exclude any genre. We have bestseller books, function books, and nonfiction books for sale in our online store.


Online bookstore South Africa

Looking for great new books? You’ve come to the right place. Buy books online at Readers Warehouse for amazing discounts on bestselling books. South Africa’s favorite online bookstores!


So where are the best places to buy books online in South Africa, and who is considered the best online bookstores in South Africa? Well, we would like to say our bookstore is bt that would be based. So we have compiled a list of some of the most popular places to buy books online in South Africa.

  1. Exclusive Books Online bookstore

IN South Africa when it comes to talking about online bookstores there’s no bigger local book supplier then exclusive books. They have a large variety of books in their online bookstore. Their books for sale range across almost every niche, bestsellers books, fiction books, nonfiction books and pan African writing, and even children’s books.


2. Amazon

If you are looking for a perfect marketplace to showcase your story-writing skills and sell ebooks, and novels online, Amazon is the right platform for you. Amazon, the world’s no.1 e-commerce platform, offers best-selling books, new releases, and classics in every category, whatever you are looking for – fiction, cookbooks, mystery, romance, thriller, historic, entrepreneurship, or books for kids.

Once you head over to the Amazon books page, you will see the recommendations from professional editors of different genres. Students can buy new, rent, or sell academic books and make some money. If you think the prices are on the expensive side, use the coupons and promo codes of the Amazon store to get them at affordable prices. Amazon stocks millions of items through third-party sellers, meaning that you’ll always find a great range of books to choose from. It also makes it easy to compare prices on the same product and get yourself the best price.


3. Takealot

As one of South Africa’s leading online retailers, Takealot stocks a good selection of books across all genres.
Big warehouses mean supplies are less likely to run out
Regular sales and discounts
Avoid human contact by using pick-up points
Standard delivery is free for orders that total R450 or more
Lots of easy ways to pay including Cash on Delivery (COD), eBucks, Discovery Miles, Maestro and credit and debit cards


4. Readers Warehouse

With a name like Readers Warehouse, you know you’re going to find plenty of books at this online store.
Offers suggestions based on what you’ve bought before
Product reviews ensure you know what you’re getting
Helpful online chat service
Free delivery when you spend R500 or more plus free branch collection
Pay with PayFast, Mastercard or Visa


5. ebay

With tons of new items added to the site every day, eBay is a great place to search for books. It’s also one of the best places to look for limited-print and hard-to-find titles.
Buyer protection
Competitive prices
Easy checkout with PayPal, credit or debit card.
Afterpay is available from some sellers
Sign up to eBay Plus and score free shipping and returns on millions of items


That’s our list of top places to buy books online in South Africa. Of course you can always get your book from our online bookstore here at Madhatter books. We offer discount on books purchased based on quantity. We also have a large selection of fiction and nonfiction books for sale.

Looking for a new read? Why not shop online and browse hundreds of titles at once?

Whether you’re a seasoned book lover or are looking for a new hobby, there are millions of titles out there waiting to be discovered. To help you find the ones that you’ll really enjoy, we’ve come up with a list of online retailers that allow you to browse a huge range of books at once.

From science fiction to romance, self-help to travel, you’ll find what you’re looking for at one of the sites listed below. Plus see which stores offer free shipping and save some rands with a coupon.









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