Africa’s Greatest Art Bookstore

David Krut Bookstores in Johannesburg is the premier destination for collectable art books and to satisfy your literary thirst.

The bookstores evolved from small visual art support venues to very busy interactive spaces connected to our art galleries and etching workshops. The bookstores originally served as distribution points for our own publications – the TAXI Art Book Series and other titles on South African artists – but have expanded to offer a very wide range of titles on all aspects of creativity, important non-fiction and definitive knowledge titles.

David Krut Bookstore, Johannesburg

David Krut Bookstores offers a convenient online portal through which you can peruse and order a wide variety of books relating to art, artists, as well as local politics and culture. You will also find information on our events in Johannesburg which relate to our books, artists and our arts activities.

A few of the books on our shelves

Of worthy mention is David Krut’s commitment to furthering art education and careers in the arts in South Africa and on the continent. Africa’s art scene is characterized by creatives working in a variety of media and styles using their work to question, interpret, comment on and portray the rich beauty of their landscapes. Creative work on the continent often includes fearless depictions of Africa’s socio-economic and political challenges. David Krut is heavily involved with artists through the David Krut Workshop, helping them bring their visions into reality, advance their careers and educate a new generation of art lovers.

South African artists with whom we are currently collaborating include William Kentridge, Mongezi Ncaphayi, Diane Victor, João Renato Orecchia Zúñiga and Stephen Hobbs.

Works by all the above and by artists from beyond our borders such as Endale Desalegn and Aida Muluneh is available for viewing and purchase.

Part of our mission is to support African languages and children’s arts education, and we have a wide variety of children’s books too. Pop into our bookstores at The Blue House, 151 Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkwood and at Arts on Main, 264 Fox Street.

We have a wide selection of children’s books too, in English, seSotho, isiZulu, isiXhosa and other languages