Pleasures of history – David Hilton-Barber

Talk delivered to the Society on 19 March 2016 in Cape Town.

History (from Greek historia, meaning “inquiry, knowledge acquired by investigation”) is the study of the past, specifically how it relates to humans.  Herodotus was an ancient Greek historian who has been called “The Father of History” and was the first historian known to collect his materials systematically, test their accuracy, and arrange them in a well-constructed and vivid narrative. Continue reading

Open Book Festival Cape Town Sept 2015

This is an important event that should be supported by members.


  • Date: 09/09/2015
  • Venue: Fugard Theatre
  • Time: 12.00 – 13.00
  • Price: R45

Paul Mills (, David McLennan (Select Books) and Anthony Marshall-Smith (collector and Chairman of the Bibliophile Society of Cape Town) speak to Nancy Richards about what makes a book collectible and how to build a collection.


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