ShapeShifter

Why physical books just keep on keeping on (and will do so forevermore)

Reading books is seldom about just consuming content.

Benjamin Trisk, Exclusive Books

We are absolutely profitable!

Benjamin Trisk, Exclusive Books

Kindles are the new microwaves.

Benjamin Trisk, Exclusive Books

Exclusive Books is one of South Africa's largest bookselling chains.

It has stores throughout the country and one in Gaborone, Botswana.

The first Exclusive Books opened in 1951 as a second-hand bookshop in Johannesburg.

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Exclusive Books CEO Benjamin Trisk for his weekly “ShapeShifter” feature.

Listen to the interview in the audio below (and/or scroll down for more quotes from it).

There are entire shopping centres across the United States that are being mothballed.

Benjamin Trisk, Exclusive Books

People can stay at home and click away!

Benjamin Trisk, Exclusive Books

I was first read to by my mother, who was a Stalinist.

Benjamin Trisk, Exclusive Books

I have a vastly expanding library of books.

Benjamin Trisk, Exclusive Books

Nothing can replace the feel of a book.

Benjamin Trisk, Exclusive Books

You have to give them [children] fluency in their own language!

Benjamin Trisk, Exclusive Books

It is important that we do things we truly believe in.

Benjamin Trisk, Exclusive Books

Africa [outside of South Africa] is clearly an opportunity.

Benjamin Trisk, Exclusive Books

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