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Huddy’s Books and Furniture is a family run business situated at the Piggly Wiggly Centre in Lions River.

We have an eclectic selection of books- specialising in Africana and collectible books.

We are well known for our interesting and quirky furniture.

About Us - the long story

Colin recounts, how the name HUDDY’S came about, and where the inspiration for the shop came from.

The name of our shop goes back to the early 60’s when my late father, who was the founder headmaster of Treverton – was called Mr. Huddy by the boys as Hudson-Reed was a bit of a mouth full.

The name stuck and has been past down the line to his children and grandchildren.

In the early 80’s my brother Donald started trading in bric-a-brac, collectibles, furniture, cars …. actually anything. My brother started Huddy’s, the ‘junk shop’, which soon become a landmark in PMB. Anything from a pot lid to an angle grinder or a Royal Doulton figurine were on sale in his Winston Road shop.

As a student boarding with him, I was dragged off to Cannon and Finlay on a Saturday morning, initially with protest, before the buying and selling bug caught me. I started buying books. R10 could buy numerous tea boxes of books on a Saturday. We started doing the flea markets and were part of a group of the earliest marketeers in Pietermaritzburg.

I left Pietermaritzburg for a few years and had a shop in Mossel Bay and Paarl and discovered collectible books and more specifically Africana.

When Donald passed away, I took over the use of the name Huddy’s. I traded informally for a few years, before setting up shop at Piggly Wiggly.

We sell quality second hand and collectible books, of all genres. I do have a special interest in Africana and rare limited-edition books.

Our shop will fascinate anyone with a love for books, but especially someone with an interest in South African literature.