The Karoo lends itself to quiet bouts of binge reading, and the dry air is perfect for preserving books.
McNaughton’s Books in Graaff-Reinet, the brainchild of well-known tour-guide David McNaughton, offers one of the largest choices of new books in the Karoo.
And David also has a great eye for second-hand and antiquarian books.
McNaughton’s bookshop was established in 2007. If there’s a book on the Karoo, new or second-hand, McNaughton’s will probably stock it. If they don’t have it, they’ll order it for you.
This is where you’ll find the latest fiction alongside great field guides on birding, geology, history, astronomy, flora and fauna.
In addition, there are fascinating biographies, cookbooks and children’s books.
Situated just south of the iconic Moederkerk in Church Street, McNaughton’s bookshop is central and very easy to find.
The shop also stocks postcards, maps, posters, and small book-related gifts.