Verbatim is a tiny gem of a bookshop nestling in the heart of Stellenbosch. The intimacy and inviting aesthetics of it’s location and interior are mirrored by the warmth, knowledge and commitment of it’s owner, for whom the bookshop is a dream come true. Verbatim is what could be described as a “boutique bookshop” but its ambience is special and it’s eclectic stock befitting the diversity of cultures and peoples that live in and pass through Stellenbosch. It is a place where time stands still and the instinctive urge to slowly browse through the amazingly varied collection of books is actively encouraged. A rare and delightful experience in today’s commercial bookselling environment.
A handpicked collection of Childrens books watched over by a motley crew of furry creatures from bygone days makes Verbatim bookstore a wonderful place of discovery for the small of stature (but not of mind).