Hemingways of Hermanus

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Hemingways of Hermanus
4.5
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Rabind Deoraj
Durban, South Africa1 contribution
Shocking experience not welcome in this country
Sep 2020
The attitude of both the male and female hosts were pathetic. They were condescending and racist and do not belong in this country. Do not think that you are superior because of your race and undermine people as we are professional people and managers in major enterprises. Treat all customers the same or you will not have any left! If they are that organized then change the door to an electronic one as human nature is to try the door first and then read the sign. Don't then assume that we cannot read and make cynical remarks about it. Do they also speak to white folks in that aggressive tone?
Written 27 September 2020
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661JanetG
Cape Town Central, South Africa149 contributions
This is not just any bookshop, it is a literary experience
Aug 2020
Hemingways is just delightful. Every nook and cranny has been uniquely displayed to transport the visitor into the delights of reading. They have just moved to their new store just behind Pick n Pay in the parking area, and have managed to keep the magic of their ambience and offering. The owner is delightful and welcoming, and we just love the two resident cats sitting on their rockers in the porch of the store.
Written 23 August 2020
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Patty6-13
Davis, CA516 contributions
A Rare Find
Feb 2019 • Couples
We have visited Hermanus twice from California and found Hemingways to be one of our favorite bookstores in the world! They have an amazing array of new and used books that will more than tempt you. I came away with 4 large (and heavy) books that I could not leave behind, much to my husband’s dismay. Plan to spend at least a couple hours here browsing...
Written 13 March 2019
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Hildezahn H
Toledo, Spain34 contributions
Simply splendid
Apr 2018 • Family
As a book lover, I’m always slightly hesitant before I step into a bookstore. What if it doesn’t live up to expectations? But I was not disappointed walking through this door. It really was unexpected and stunning!! The are shelves dedicated to the weirdest categories and it makes it more special! I left with a stunning first edition from 1977 and will definitely return, even if it is just to browse.
Written 29 April 2018
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Jay Matthew
Durban, South Africa70 contributions
A magical experience
Mar 2018 • Family
Hemingways is undoubtedly one of the best if not the best bookshop I have been to. Once you step into the store you feel as if you are magically transported to a magical kingdom where old shops sold their wares and this little homage to the art of literary passions does the past time justice. You could probably spend at least an hour here if not more and time will stand still as you travel between the worlds of Ivanhoe and modern society. There’s so much to see in the store and the staff are friendly and very helpful, especially when they know you are spending money there! The decor is simply to die for and the ambience is captivating. The books are very reasonably priced too.
Written 7 March 2018
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Alan S
Henley-on-Thames, UK97 contributions
Magic happens here
Feb 2018 • Couples
We all know that bookshops are magical places. Some more so than others. This one sparkles. We visited to look for some specific books. Unfortunately it seems that the books we were looking for are not available in English but only Afrikaans. The owner looked up the relavent book and patiently translated the information for us . If you visit Hermanus and love books then pop in and soak up the magic.
Written 5 March 2018
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DonnaGomasio
Hermanus, South Africa39 contributions
Step aside Hay on Wye!
Jan 2018 • Couples
You've met your match! What a great find! Such a treasure trove to while away the time, to browse, to sit, to chat or be quiet, to buy! Knowledgeable owner - also a rare find.
Next stop and same league: Alnwick Bookshop, Northumberland or City Lights, San Francisco, or Shakespeare and Co., Paris. See you there!
Written 5 January 2018
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richard b
leeds72 contributions
Funky and magical bookshop
Nov 2017 • Couples
Is this the funkiest and most magical bookshop in the world ?
Probably.
We spent a wonderful hour looking and then buying some delightful books.
If you enter do look for the “sad clown” ! It is wonderful
Written 17 November 2017
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Jill d
Port Elizabeth, South Africa2 537 contributions
Many books in many nooks!
Jul 2017 • Solo
This shop is a bibliophile's dream - with all sorts of books, both new and previously owned, filling the shelves in a warren of interleading rooms. Fortunately there is a system in place which makes looking for a specific title, or genre, quite easy. The friendly assistant who helped me, pointed me in the right direction, but as I read widely, I could, if I had had the opportunity, been quite happy to have worked my way through everything! Time however, called a halt to my visit, but hopefully, there will always be a "next time"!
Written 29 July 2017
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Sandy D
343 contributions
True Gem
Jul 2017 • Family


One of those true gems in life !
A great , charming bookstore with an amazing selection of old books 🌼

Could spend hours inside - many subjects , fiction , non - fiction . Everything beautifully laid out and delightfully presented !

Will return . . .
Written 11 July 2017
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