When you grow tired of the same old projects, or you’re in search of new interests to occupy your leisure time, come down to Canal Walk and scan the shelves of our favourite hobby shops. Whether you’re looking to add to your display of collectable figurines, or you want to extend your reading library, you can enjoy passing the time with engaging pursuits of a more creative and interesting life.
Exclusive Books is more than just a bookstore. Now, it’s a place where avid readers can go to relax and indulge in a world outside of their own. Since 1951, when Exclusive Books opened the doors to their first store in Johannesburg, this reader’s haven has provided its customers with a library of alternate lives that they can tap into. As a brand, they have made their mark within the industry as knowledgeable bookworms.
Exclusive Books is renowned for having the largest library of books across all genres. If you’re a fantasy fanatic, find yourself a new fiction novel from popular writers such as J.K Rowling and Stephen King. To teach yourself something new, explore a range of self-help, history, or biography books from award-winning authors to the likes of Mark Manson and Brené Brown.
If you always find yourself lost in a book, you can indulge in your favourite hobby with Exclusive Books’ abundance of shelves, giving a home to the world’s most bought titles. Find something that sparks your interest, grab a coffee, and enjoy some time alone with yourself and your imagination.
Cool Collectables is a new store to Canal Walk, selling a range of collectable items from your favourite movies, comics, anime series, and more. As a retailer, Cool Collectables exists to connect people with their favourite figures and heroes. With three stores across South Africa, die-hard fans now have access to toys, bags, keyrings, as well as other novelty items to extend their home displays.
Cool Collectables is home to a range of top-selling figurines from popular movie titles and comic books that are just waiting to be found. Take a look at a selection of the most iconic Marvel and DC heroes and villains. Browse through pendants, keychains, and wearable accessories from your preferred gaming characters. And simply get excited about that brand new addition to your family of curios.
Collectors’ items are incredibly popular, especially these days. If your next interest includes bringing a few of your favourite heroes home, store and protect them for years to come, and be surprised at how much value they can bring you in the future. So, the next time you want to geek out, spoil yourself with well-sought after memorabilia that you can brag about to your friends.
Blades and Triggers
For those who enjoy life with a side dish of danger, you can go out and explore the great outdoors with a selection of ‘toys’ and weapons from Blades and Triggers. This retail outlet of self-defense products began in 1997 and has since opened doors to six outlets, as well as an online store and a paintball field.
The best way they know how to serve their industry is to take pride in creating an experienced and reputable team to advise on the best products, and how to safely use them. They also work to ensure that they always have an up-to-date selection of products from a variety of popular brands.
If your favourite hobby includes a bit of self-defense or some friendly competition on the paintball field, stop by Blades and Triggers, and inquire with their helpful staff for advice and knowledge on their product range.
The Scoin Shop
Did you know that the Krugerrand is one of the most sought-after collectable coins to date? If you’re a collector of gold coins and medallions, you probably did. While this isn’t your basic hobby, there are many who reside with an obsession for historical and valuable coins. Accumulating these sorts of items is a vastly popular hobby around the world, and if you’re a part of that crowd, visit The Scoin Shop right here at Canal Walk.
When we talk about hobby stores in Cape Town, one’s mind doesn’t generally think of collecting rare gold or bullion coins. However, many people see such a hobby as a great way to invest their money. Since its establishment in 1972, The Scoin Shop has continued to exist as the only retail store of its kind. Today, it is known as a coin collector’s paradise, with rare coins having been minted by some of the most renowned minting facilities around the world.
For hobbies both ordinary and peculiar, Canal Walk has a range of stores that you’ll love to take a look at. Find a new favourite toy, collect rare and valuable items from your favourite comic and game icons, or discover a new interest in the world of numismatics.