About us

Our company

Blank Books was founded in 2010 after Stefan Blank's hoarding reached unprecedented levels. 

To assist his long-suffering wife with her striving for minimalism Stefan's sister suggested moving the retirement plans forward (without the retirement) and opening a book store with the considerable stock. These books were then relocated to a small space in Woodstock and the rest as they say is history. The aim was always to find interesting and quirky literature, from good solid long tail literary fiction, to pulp, to collectible, to just plain strange. And of course to have all the products online

  • Over 16000 items listed online and growing
  • Proper descriptions of all items
  • Special areas of interest such as Africana, Photography, Collectible and good solid fiction (Crime, Fantasy, Science Fiction) and non-fiction 

Our team

Stefan Blank

The original hoarder who promises that he has become better at managing his book pile creep.

Naomi Kalao 

Junior bookseller and wrapper extraordinaire Naomi joined Blank Books 3 years ago and is the heartbeat of the shop keeping the machine humming in store and ensures all books sent off are properly wrapped.

Carmelita Williams 

Based in our Observatory branch, she is in charge of all communications for online sales.

Online sales

All items are listed and can be purchased via EFT, credit/debit card, Payfast and paypal.

Obz Books

A joint venture with Biblophilia

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