Where to find us

Linden Place, 59 4th Ave, Shop 13

Our flagship bookstore offers an unparalleled collection of African literature.

Pop-Up Arcade at Investment House, 97 Commissioner St

The hub for the African Book Trust, our non-profit that runs the Johannesburg Literary District that's cleaning the neighbourhood and celebrating everything bookish about Joburg.

Kids' Books

Looking for the perfect read? Whether you're reading with your child, or... 

South African fiction

South African fiction is, to borrow Denis Hirson's expression, worlds in one... 

How we made the Herbert Dhlomo duology

Publishing at Bridge Books

Our titles focus on new children's books in local languages, and on new editions of classic South African texts that were once banned or forgotten.

  • How to get published

    Got a story you want to get into the world? We offer a quick overview of how the process works, whether you want to find a traditional publisher or go your own way

    Intro to publishing workshops 
  • Producing your book

    Got a story already written? We can type, design and guide your book through the printing process. Book a time with one of our team to find out more.

    Book a free consultation 
  • Writing, editing, and translating

    Our team also works with all kinds of organizations to tell their stories effectively -- whether that's profiling a success story or making your corporate documents presentable.

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Johannesburg Literary District

  • Library Gardens

    We're working with City Parks to fill Library Gardens with indigenous plants.

  • Neighbourhood map

    The city is confusing when you don't know where you're going. Our wall and pocket maps demystify Joburg.

    Advertise or get a copy 
  • Street Libraries

    Our Street Libraries in Soweto and Alexandra provide free books at community centres.

  • Cleaning

    Working with the Social Employment Fund, we have more than 50 people cleaning our neighbourhood's streets every day.

    See how to help