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Bridge Books turns one! Celebrate by supporting the newly-launched African Book Trust

Griffin Shea

Everyone’s favourite independent bookstore in Joburg is celebrating its first birthday soon.

Bridge Books, situated in Johannesburg’s inner city, opened its doors on 1 June, 2016. Run by Griffin Shea, Bridge Books sells both old and new books with an emphasis on African literature, alongside international titles.

This singular bookstore recently launched the African Book Trust, a non-profit organisation dedicated to donating South African books to libraries in communities and schools nationwide.

Their only birthday wish is for you to support the trust. Visit to learn more about the organisation and give one of the 10 books they’re providing in their first round of giving.

If you’re eager to continue the festivities head to Love Downtown on Friday, 2 June where Naale le Moya’s Baaletsi Tsatsi will tell stories of African celebrations at 6:30 PM for 7:00 PM.

Get your tickets here and come jol like only a bibliophile can.


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