The SANBI Bookshop is situated in the National Herbarium Building in the Pretoria National Botanical Garden at 2 Cussonia Avenue, Brummeria, Pretoria.

The SANBI Bookshop does not accept cash payments, only EFT and credit card payments.

No cash is kept on the premises.

Please see map for directions.

The SANBI Bookshop stocks a wide range of publications including books published by SANBI Graphics & Editing, which includes the Strelitzia and Suricata monograph series. Biodiversity books by other publishers such as Briza, Jacana and Struik are also available. You have many choices at this one-stop biodiversity bookshop!

Obtain more information on SANBI publications

Bookshop hours

The SANBI Bookshop is open from 08:00 to 16:00 daily, except on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.

Pic: Thembi Masilela, bookshop manager and Albert Sithole, bookstore keeper.

The SANBI Bookshop Catalogue 2023 provides information on SANBI’s publications that can be purchased from the SANBI Bookshop.

All SANBI publications that are included in the SANBI Bookshop Catalogue can be downloaded at no cost – use the links provided.

To order hard copies of a book: an order form is included and can be downloaded from the Catalogue.

For further information, orders or queries, please contact:

Thembi Masilela
SANBI Bookshop Manager
Tel.: +27 12 845 5099

Please note:

  • The preferred distribution method is via courier. Courier costs will depend on weight and quantity of the parcel/s and will be indicated on the invoice/s. Customers can organise collection by a courier at their own cost, if so preferred.
  • Authors copies will be couriered at SANBI’s cost.

Surface mail/airmail can be requested by the customer, but due to challenges with delivery (late or non-delivery, return of parcels) the SANBI Bookshop do not use the SA Post Office.
A service provider like Mailwise can be used for surface/airmail deliveries, but payment will have to be made directly to Mailwise and proof of payment must be sent to the SANBI Bookshop before parcels would be collected.

For enquiries please contact Thembi Masilela. Payment can be made via the internet, but we regret that for most books in the SANBI bookshop sales aren’t not linked to an online payment gateway at present.

Prices and availability are subject to change without notice. In the event of a price change on a quote or order, you will be notified by email or phone, and given the option to accept the
corrected price or cancel the order.

Trees of the Year 2023

Visit the SANBI Bookshop and get a free Trees of the Year (while stocks last) poster, or email a request for the quantity you require and the poster(s) will be posted to you. Please note: although the posters are for free, postage will have to be paid by the customer who requires a postage service.

The Trees of the Year 2023 poster will only be available from 1 August 2023.

To look at more biodiversity books, visit the Flora and Fauna Publications Trust website, an associate of SANBI.

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