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Where to buy books online in South Africa
Looking for something new to read? Why not shop online and browse hundreds of titles at once?
Looking for a new read? Why not shop online and browse hundreds of titles at once?
Whether you’re a seasoned book lover or are looking for a new hobby, there are millions of titles out there waiting to be discovered. To help you find the ones that you’ll really enjoy, we’ve come up with a list of online retailers that allow you to browse a huge range of books at once.
From science fiction to romance, self-help to travel, you’ll find what you’re looking for at one of the sites listed below. Plus see which stores offer free shipping and save some rands with a coupon.
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Amazon stocks millions of items through third-party sellers, meaning that you’ll always find a great range of books to choose from. It also makes it easy to compare prices on the same product and get yourself the best price.
- Long established online provider with secure website
- Secure payment system
- Get free shipping and returns on millions of items
- The specialists in Kindle, paperback and hardcover books of all types
- Pay by Mastercard and Visa
Zavvi has a range of collectibles, books and book lights. If you are a lover of Marvel comics, Captain America, Friends, Dr Who and more, you may find just what you are looking for at Zavvi.
- Payment methods accepted include Openpay, Zip, Mastercard, Visa, Maestro and Diners
- Affordable shipping
- Collectibles, film and TV, gaming, music and more
Online deals site AliExpress sells a range of books with something to suit every member of the family, all at great prices. There is free delivery from some sellers.
- Everything you need for the home, hobbies, health, cleaning, beauty and more
- Easy to use site
- Discounts and vouchers are available, and there are regular sales
- Payment methods accepted include PayPal, iDeal, Yandex.Money and credit and debit cards
ASOS has a range of fashion and homewares as well as some super books. ASOS reads between the lines to bring you the freshest in clothing, shoes, books, accessories and gifts.
- 10% discount for students
- Free delivery on orders over US$63.20
- PayPal, Apple Pay and Afterpay all accepted
- 7 working days delivery
Whether you are after the latest romance, thriller, crime novel, children’s book or something entirely different there is sure to be a page turner to suit at the Book Depository.
- PayPal Maestro, American Express and Visa are all payment options
- Shipping to South Africa is free
- Regular discounts and offers
As one of South Africa’s leading online retailers, Takealot stocks a good selection of books across all genres.
- Big warehouses mean supplies are less likely to run out
- Regular sales and discounts
- Avoid human contact by using pick-up points
- Standard delivery is free for orders that total R450 or more
- Lots of easy ways to pay including Cash on Delivery (COD), eBucks, Discovery Miles, Maestro and credit and debit cards
With a name like Readers Warehouse, you know you’re going to find plenty of books at this online store.
- Offers suggestions based on what you’ve bought before
- Product reviews ensure you know what you’re getting
- Helpful online chat service
- Free delivery when you spend R500 or more plus free branch collection
- Pay with PayFast, Mastercard or Visa
With tons of new items added to the site every day, eBay is a great place to search for books. It’s also one of the best places to look for limited-print and hard-to-find titles.
- Buyer protection
- Competitive prices
- Easy checkout with PayPal, credit or debit card.
- Afterpay is available from some sellers
- Sign up to eBay Plus and score free shipping and returns on millions of items
Which of these retailers offer free delivery?
- Amazon: Free delivery from selected sellers.
- AliExpress: Free and low-cost delivery options widely available.
- Book Depository: Shipping to South Africa is free of charge.
- ASOS: Free delivery on orders over US$63.20.
- Takealot: Standard delivery is free for orders that total R450 or more.
- Readers Warehouse: Free delivery when you spend R500 or more plus free branch collection.
- eBay: Free shipping from many sellers.
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