Stockists of a comprehensive selection of new and second hand Law Books as well as an extensive collection of Africana, including:-

  • South African History
  • African History
  • Travel History
  • Botany
  • Architecture
  • Military
  • Boer War


webWe also have a wide range of Antique Maps, Antique Photographs, Rare Ephemera and Prints.

Thorolds Bookshop is open Monday to Fridays 09h00 to 17h00.  We are also open on Saturdays by appointment.  Kindly contact Kim Roberts on Tel 011 875 9991 / 082 551 5318 should you wish to visit.



Antiquarian & South African History books, South African Law Reports, Pre 1947 Law Reports, Labour Law Reports, South African Law Journals, LAWSA etc.

Should you have any of the above to sell, please contact Kim Roberts on Tel 011 875 9991 or email:

In Memoriam


28/10/1964 to 18/10/2015

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The sad news at Thorolds Legal and Antiquarian Booksellers is that the owner and Managing Director, Neillen van Kraayenburg, suddenly and totally unexpectedly passed away on Sunday 18 October 2015 after having suffered a heart attack.  We dearly regret his death and mourn over this great loss.  We remain grateful for the good relationships and professional friendships which you have constantly maintained with him.

The goods news is that Thorolds Bookshop will continue with business as usual.  Further, our operational personnel remain unchanged, and we are maintaining and upholding our present and future commitments.  In addition, we will endeavour to fulfill Neillen’s dream of furthering Thorolds, both within South Africa and abroad.

With the assistance and support of the staff and shareholders, Kim Roberts will be acting in capacity of Managing Director and will assume all of Neillen’s duties with immediate effect.  Please feel free to contact Kim on or mobile number 082 551 5318 at any time, with any queries which you may have.

For all your legal requirements, please contact our offices on Tel 011 875 9991  e-mail:

We wish to thank you for your continued support.