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 […]

Open Book Festival Cape Town Sept 2015

This is an important event that should be supported by members. ANTIQUARIAN BOOKS: THE INS AND OUTS OF COLLECTING 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 […]

Walking into Words: Jane Austen and Other Writers – 1 Feb 2014

 ‘Walking into Words: Jane Austen and Other Writers’ Talk given to The Society of Bibliophiles in Cape Town on 1 February 2014 at Constantia Place.  Here are references to some of the authors and books referred to in the talk.


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