Book ship soon in these port cities


Logos Hope, which is known as the world’s largest floating book exhibition, sailed into the Durban harbor last week after which it will later drop anchor in Cape Town and Walvis Bay.

This book ship is like a giant store with the largest variety of reading material imaginable. Bookworms and bibliophiles can look forward to around 800,000 books sold at affordable prices.

The collection contains more than 5,000 titles on subjects such as science, sports, hobbies, cooking and religion. There is also a diverse range of children’s books, academic publications, atlases and language guides such as dictionaries which make this book fair attractive to a wide group of readers.

In the welcome area, visitors can watch a short film and participate in interactive exhibits that explain the concept of the ship. The coffee shop on board offers drinks, snacks and other delicacies such as ice cream to visitors who want to take a breather for a few minutes in between their shopping.

The ship is extremely popular among schools that do day tours in an effort to raise awareness about the value of reading among learners. This creates a wonderful opportunity for children to be introduced to books on diverse subjects.

Although advance bookings are not essential for the public, it is important that school tours are booked ahead of time.

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The Logos Hope book ship is in Durban on 2 June and in Cape Town from 7 to 25 June. Namibians can visit the ship from 28 June to 22 July in Walvis Bay.

Visit the book ship in Durban on Tuesdays to Saturdays from 11:00 to 20:00 and Sundays from 13:00 to 20:00. Note that it is not open to the public on Mondays. Entry costs R10 per person, and it is free for pensioners and children under 12.

Direct inquiries to, or visit Logos Hope on Facebook and Instagram to keep up to date.