About Us

Archbishop Owen McCann blessing the new bookshop in 1950The Catholic Bookshop has been serving the Catholic Church and other churches in Cape Town and beyond for more than 60 years. It was started by Cardinal McCann in about 1946 as part of the apostolate of the Catholic Newspaper and Publishing Company, who publish the weekly Southern Cross newspaper, and under independent management as a non-profit company since 1982.
We carry a wide range of Catholic and other Christian books from local and overseas publishers.
We are centrally located in Tuin Plein near St Mary's Cathedral, next to St Mary's Primary School. See  details on Find Us page.