SA Books – BusinessDay Wanted – Benjamin Trisk – A bibliophile is heading Exclusive Books once again

Words Alexander Matthews Image: Aubrey Jonsson Benjamin Trisk It is nine in the morning in the Rosebank Mall. The glass doors of Exclusive Books are being pushed open, revealing a branch unlike any other: warm lighting, blonde racks crammed with books, armchairs and a beanbag in a nook. The new store opened in August and offers a glimpse of the ambitious vision that…

The Bookseller – Exclusive revamps Johannesburg flagship store to ‘make books sexy’

Published January 15, 2016 by Lisa Campbell Exclusive Books has redesigned its flagship Johannesburg store, with the result breaking “the shackles and restraints of the chain-store mentality” in order to make books “sexy” again. The South African chain, run by Benjamin Trisk, opened a flagship branch in Hyde Park Corner, Johannesburg, in December 2013. It…

Books Etc – Death of Philip Joseph, founder of Exclusive Books

  Photo: Exclusive Books Book chain founder Philip Joseph dies Bookseller Philip Joseph, who co-founded UK bookshop chain Books Etc with his son Richard Joseph, has died at the age of 94. Philip Joseph first founded the Exclusive Books chain in South Africa, opening the initial bookshop with his wife Pamela Joseph in Johannesburg in…