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At Takealot.com

If you're looking to shop for books in South Africa, then you have come to the right place. At Takealot.com we have a huge selection of books available for all ages and interests, ranging from children's books to Afrikaans books, to bestsellers. If you're always running out of books to read, then why not browse our shop and pick up a brand new title that will have you engrossed in no time. With so many bestseller books in our shop, it will be hard to pick a title!


We offer all the best-selling books from around the world. If it has reached the top of any best-selling book charts then trust that we will stock it! In the top charts at the moment are many cookbooks, written by authors such as Sarah Wilson and Monique Le Roux Forslund. These books will teach you and your family how to eat healthily, so that you can look and feel great. Also in our bestsellers category are detective thrillers; a genre that is hugely popular at the moment. Biographies and autobiographies are also at the top of this category, with life stories and celebrity memoirs flying off the shelves. Travel books are also popular, with popular author BPJ Erasmus on the bestsellers list. Non-fiction books top the bestseller lists in our online bookstore, like the newly released The Lost Boys of Bird Island: A shocking exposé from within the heart of the NP government for example.

Children's Books

If you want to buy books online for your children, then we have a great selection for you. Younger children will love the Dr. Seuss range, which is full of fun language and larger-than-life characters. We also have a great range of illustrated picture books for younger children, with bright colours and repetitive storylines that they will be able to memorise easily, and will learn to read along. For 7-12 year olds we have beautifully illustrated books, authored by the likes of Johanna Basford and Jeff Kinney that will keep them entertained for days. We also have plenty of books for teenagers and young adults, such as those written by popular award-winning author John Green.

Academic Books

If you're looking for cheap books or bargain books, then Takealot.com is the perfect shop for you. Academic books can be expensive, but we are able to offer them to you at a great, discounted price. Whether you're studying at the University of Johannesburg, the University of Pretoria, North-West University, or the University of Cape Town, you are guaranteed to find all of your course texts on our site. From literature to communications, to marketing and web development, we have all the books you need for your studies; and all at a great price.

Popular Authors

We have all the most popular authors and their best-selling books in our shop. From incredibly popular series that have been made into TV shows and movies, such as the 'Game of Thrones' books by George R.R. Martin, to the 'Hunger Games' trilogy and the '50 Shades of Grey' series. All of these books are available in paperback, with several editions available. The books can be bought individually or in a collector’s edition box set.

Afrikaans Books

We stock many titles in Afrikaans. Some of our bestsellers in this category are written by popular authors such as Dana Snyman whose books are available in paperback, Marita Van Der Vyver whose books are available in both hardback and paperback and Deon Meyer whose books are available in both hardback and paperback, as well as its audio counterpart.

Whatever book it is that you're looking for, you're sure to find it here. We strive to be the market leader in bookselling, and we hope that we can match you up with the perfect bestseller book today.