In 1982 Carl Schlettwein began to sell antiquarian books by mail order. In the following years, he regularly published catalogues, until the Antiquarian Bookshop was opened at Klosterberg 21 in 1994. Since then, the bookshop in the medieval "Tscheggenbürlins Hus" has served as a showcase for the BAB. After a fire in October 2000, the house was renovated and the bookshop redesigned by Pierrette Schlettwein. It was reopened in October 2001, and visitors, in addition to browsing the books, can also view a potter's kiln from the 18th century as well as parts of the 12th/13th-century walls.
The bookshop stocks around 1,500 books on the entire African continent, with a focus on Namibia and southern Africa. For Namibia, there is also a stock of current titles. Maps for southern Africa are also offered for sale.
The book holdings can be searched online in a regionally organised catalogue or through a free word search.
Antiquitarian bookshop catalogue
Basler Afrika Bibliographien
Contact / Orders
Karin Riebel, bab(at)baslerafrika.ch
NEW BAB PUBLICATIONSBoehi, Melanie (comp.): Registratur PA.43. Ruth Weiss:
Abun-Nasr, Sonia; Ulrich, Reto : Registratur PA.42. Charles W. Welman (1878–1961):
Taylor, Julie J.: Naming the Land.
Rizzo, Lorena: Gender and Colonialism
Ruppel, Oliver C.: Wasser, Land und Politik im südlichen Afrika
Zenker, Olaf: The Indicatorisation of South African Land Restitution
Hoffmann, Anette; Lange Britta; Sarreiter, Regina: Was Wir Sehen
Henrichsen, Dag (Hg.): Hans Schinz: Bruchstücke
Grogan, Patrick (comp.): Registratur PA.44. Katesa Schlosser (1920–2010)
Müller, Johann Alexander: “The Inevitable Pipeline into Exile”
Stiehle, Gertrud: Erika Sutter. Mit anderen Augen gesehen.
Tvedten, Inge: “As Long as They Don’t Bury Me Here”
Kangumu, Bennett: Contesting Caprivi
Basler Afrika Bibliographien & District Six Museum : Fields of Play.
Vergau, Hans-Joachim: Negotiating the Freedom of Namibia
Jan-Bart Gewald: From Kaliloze to Karavina: The historical and current use and context of “Kaliloze witch guns” in Western Zambia
Ruppel, Oliver C.: Women’s Rights and Customary Law in Namibia: A Conflict between Human and Cultural Rights?
Henrichsen, Dag; Jacobson, Naomi & Marshall, Karen (ed.): Israel Goldblatt
part of the Carl Schlettwein Stiftung