Our Story

Welcome to Discount Book Distributors (Pty) Ltd trading as DISCOUNT BOOKS.

We are a retail and wholesale book company based in the beautiful Helderberg District. We sell books anywhere in South Africa and beyond. We supply a number of well-known retail chains and outlets as well as independent book stores on a wholesale basis.

We also sell directly to the public through our warehouse store in Somerset West as well as at our various locations such as markets, pop-up stores, and shopping mall centre courts throughout the Western Cape.

We are very excited to offer our specialised services of on-site SCHOOL and CORPORATE book sales. If you book a school or corporate sale we even give you back a percentage of the sales in books or cash! We look forward to booking your sale and discussing your specific needs. And, as you can imagine, there is no better or exciting way to shop for books than on our customised BOOK BUS! Check out our fantastic BOOK BUS – the best mobile book shop you could ask for!

Our core belief is that every person, and especially every child, should have the opportunity to enrich their lives with books - this keeps us committed to our charitable projects.

We have books for all ages and tastes at unbeatable prices and a mammoth selection from which to choose. We stock international and South African titles in English, Afrikaans, and isiXhosa. What’s more – we take delivery of new books weekly if not daily. We strive to offer our customers an alternative to the exorbitant prices of books today without compromising on quality and selection.

Proudly South African

We are a proudly South African company – we stock titles from South African authors and also source stock internationally – all our efforts are geared toward providing our customers with a fantastic range at the best prices possible. Unfortunately not everyone in our beautiful country can (or wants to) pay the exorbitant prices being charged at some outlets for books – shop with us and you won’t have to! We aim to make reading accessible to all – we believe that there is a reader in everyone – for some it’s just about finding the right book! So visit us and read, read, read!
Discount Books | Helderberg | Proudly South African


TEACHERS – book our BOOKSHOP ON WHEELS to visit your school; MOMS, DADS & KIDS – tell your school about our amazing BOOK BUS!

We will bring our MOBILE BOOK SHOP to your school. And there’s MORE!

We offer your school 10% in FREE BOOKS of total sales.

We add to the excitement of reading by organising prizes for competitions or lucky draws for learners.

We also offer the option of partnering with an underprivileged school - we will match, in number, the books purchased and donated by the school, learners, and/or parents.

PLUS - schools qualify for a generous DISCOUNT at our warehouse.

Contact us to arrange your school sale - we look forward to exceeding your expectations.


We are committed to helping underprivileged schools and communities to assist those less fortunate with books and materials needed for reading, writing, and play. We make direct donations to community organisations and schools in need and also assist kind private benefactors with generous discounts when they purchase books from us to donate to children in need.

As part of our SCHOOLS’ programme we encourage more affluent schools to partner with and donate books to schools in need – we then match the number of books donated – thereby doubling the total number of books going to children in need. A win-win situation for both schools!


We come to you! No need to drive to the shops! No need to navigate busy parking areas and overcrowded shopping malls! We come to your business premises to make it more convenient for your staff to shop for books and related toys and gifts – we cater for all tastes and ages and our prices are unbeatable.

We can bring our amazing BOOK BUS – our mobile book shop on wheels - or we can set up trestle tables should you prefer. We look forward to discussing your requirements. We are sure that your staff would love the luxury and convenience of shopping without having to leave your premises!

What’s more? We also offer back to you 10% IN CASH of total sales excl. Vat. – perhaps you’d like to use it to make a charitable donation or maybe add to your End of Year Function kitty. If you would prefer to make a donation of books to a worthy cause we increase your reward to 20% IN FREE BOOKS.

So treat your staff to a fantastic shopping experience "right on your doorstep". Contact us without delay - we'd love to exceed your expectations.