Africa's greatest bookstore!
David Krut Bookstores
  • Africa's Greatest Art Bookstore


David Krut Bookstores have evolved from small visual art support venues to very busy interactive spaces connected to our art galleries and etching workshops. Having started as the distribution point for our own publications, the TAXI Art Book Series and further titles on South African artists, the bookstores have expanded and offer a very wide range of titles on all aspects of creativity, important non-fiction and definitive knowledge titles.

Titles by South African publishers are a focus and we present a large dedicated selection of books and magazines from around the world promoting careers and creativity. Our unique bookstores specialise in books on art and arts-related subjects, South African culture and politics, as well as biographies, poetry, literature, design, architecture, Johannesburg and other local history, and collectibles.

Our main bookstore at 151 Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkwood, Johannesburg is a regular venue for book launches. Arts On Main is our location in downtown Johannesburg. Visiting artists, curators and collectors from all over the world have become familiar with our unique connection of a traditional Etching Studio, Print Workshop, gallery and bookstore with a very communicative team of collaborators wanting to share their knowledge.

We continue to expand our list of children’s books by supporting local publishers of books in various national languages, together with an active child literacy outreach program.

We are the distributors for southern Africa of the publications of the TATE Gallery, London and help small independent local publishers and writers.



Our unique bookstores specialise in books on art and arts-related subjects. We also stock many titles on South African culture and politics, as well as a range of biographies, books of poetry, design, fashion, architecture, history, and various collectable books.

Not only do we stock books that we have published, we are also the distributors for leading publishing houses for Taschen, Tate and Thames and Hudson.


We welcome the public to make use of our reference library, which contains books on South African and International artists, as well as a range of art reference books which are no longer in print. However they contain valuable information we wish to share with the public.


Within the bookstore at the Blue House we have a quite reading corner, that looks out on to our lush garden. This is where you can enjoy our range of books and see which ones to add to your collection.


Since our bookstore opened we have been passionate about supporting and prompting both local and international writers and publishers. Therefore we have regular book launches that are open to the public. These book launches gives the public the opportunity to meet authors and learn more about their writing and the book.


Our organisation began through our publishing activities. Through the years we have published several books on South African art and education. If you are looking to get a book published we offer an advice  service on the process and steps involved in getting a book published.

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