The Society of Bibliophiles in Cape Town – early days

THE SOCIETY OF BIBLIOPHILES IN CAPE TOWN

Brief review of the early days by Frikkie Botha

compiled in 1995 with some updating since then – June 2010

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The idea of some organisation for book-lovers arose with a few like-minded friends in Cape Town in 1989.   Some were already members of the Association of Friends of the South African Library as well as active volunteer supporters of that historic institution, then still independent but now the Cape Town Campus of the National Library of South Africa.   The Library was fortunate in having a succession of enthusiastic bibliophiles at its head and on its staff and had attracted many beneficiaries in its 180 year old history.   Continue reading