Last Chance Books (logo) - Durban, South Africa

Last Chance Books are based in Durban, South Africa. We have a busy and popular secondhand book store at The Stables Lifestyle Market, Durban, along with an extensive private collection that can be viewed by appointment or searched online. Additionally we have a selection of unusual antiques ranging from 1960s jukeboxes to vintage cameras.
The Stables Lifestyle Market
Our second hand bookstore at The Stables Lifestyle Market has been one of the main attractions of the market for the last four years. We have around 4,000 titles of all genres and to suit all price ranges, and a large number of fine and rare titles...Pick up a cappuccino at the coffee shop next door and browse to your heart's content!

Fine & Rare Titles (searchable online)
We have an extensive private collection of fine, rare and antiquarian titles, including a range of historical books covering Durban, early Natal and South Africa, some of which are extremely scarce. There are also a number of limited, signed or numbered editions, first editions from Ian Fleming, Wilbur Smith, J M Coetzee and other renowned authors. The collection can be viewed in person by appointment. Alternatively, the majority of our collection can be searched online using the box below, or you can browse through if you are not looking for a specific book. We operate a mail-order service, both within South Africa and internationally, and our shipping and payment details are below. We also have the facility to scan and/or photograph any particular book and email it to you within one working day.

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Antiques & Curiosities
From Zulu artifacts, coins and militaria, Dinky cars, vintage radios, old timepieces to the most unusual items found in the attic - if you can name it, we'll tell you if we have it or can obtain it for you. Select antiques and collectables are sold on our eBay site, which has been successfully operating since 1999. Check out our items currently on auction.

Payment Details
We have the secure facilities to accept payment by VISA and MASTERCARD. You can either purchase the book by entering your card details on the purchase page online, or alternatively email them to, splitting the details between two separate emails for security.

We can also accept cheques from South African banks ONLY, posted to our office address. Please note in all cases, books will not be dispatched until receipt of the cheque, and depending on the value of the book we may wait until the cheque has cleared before dispatch.

Shipping Information
Shipping prices quoted on ABEbooks and are for books weighing up to 600grams. Shipping costs will be advised for heavier orders. Delivery times via surface mail as advised by the post office are 21-60 days. Airmail should take around 10 working days, but may occasionally take slightly longer. In the 7 years of posting items internationally we have incurred no losses, however there has been the odd occasion when delivery time has been stretched. We find patience is a virtue and crossed fingers have always won the day! All books will be securely wrapped and our antiques sold on eBay are bubble-wrapped and boxed in foam chips for extra protection.
Last Chance Books
Stables Lifestyle Market
Jacko Jackson Drive
South Africa
Last Chance Books
21 Kelvin Place
Durban North 4051
Durban - South Africa