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Collectors Treasury

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244 Commissioner Street, Johannesburg 2094, South Africa
+27 11 334 6556
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Fascinating

What an amazing labyrinth! The place is definitely worth seeing! Even if you don't find what you've... read more

Reviewed 17 January 2017
Nora W
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I had a very poor experience at Collectors Treasury this morning.

One of the owners stood watching my brother and I as we browsed the camera selection, looking for... read more

Reviewed 12 November 2016
Lebo L
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17 Jan 2017
“Fascinating ”
12 Nov 2016
“I had a very poor experience at Collectors Treasury this morning.”
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244 Commissioner Street, Johannesburg 2094, South Africa
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+27 11 334 6556
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Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

What an amazing labyrinth! The place is definitely worth seeing! Even if you don't find what you've been looking for and just spend an hour reading titles and getting some inspiration. Absolutely insane collection of books about everything. The owner seemingly can be quite grumpy...More

Thank Nora W
Reviewed 12 November 2016

One of the owners stood watching my brother and I as we browsed the camera selection, looking for used lenses. This went on for about 15 minutes until he took a photo of us (unfortunately for him, the "click" sound wasn't disabled, so we caught...More

1  Thank Lebo L
Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

I found this in Google by searching on "antiquarian books South Africa" I am a history buff and was looking for South African military history particularly the Boer War and they had plenty of material. The owners Geoff and Jonathan were very knowledgeable and helpful....More

Thank ATLbased
Reviewed 4 January 2016

The Southern Hemisphere's largest bookstore is here and this store never throws out any stick. What looks to be a mess of books seems to have some order to it as the owner directed me to two sections which stocked South African fiction as requested....More

Thank Reservarlden
Reviewed 11 October 2015 via mobile

Beware, if you are caustrophobic avoid this place. It was almost impossible to look around as you had to navigate a thin pathway of towering unevenly stacked books on either side. Silently praying the Red Sea of books would stay up and not come crashing...More

Thank kal818
Reviewed 24 December 2014

We only had a short visit, it's in a dodgy part of town but don't let that put you off. Eight stories worth of books housed in the building, apparently 2 million books and 300,000 records, plus all sorts of collectables. Though you can't access...More

Thank Roara74
Reviewed 10 December 2014

The Collector's Treasury is the self-proclaimed largest second-hand bookstore in the Southern Hemisphere, with more than two million books and other collectibles. The Collector's Treasury occupies an eight-storey building in downtown Joburg, and every square foot of the building is filled with stuff. It's a...More

Thank Heather M
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