Shoopala books has one of the most extensive collection of Namibian and Southern African titles.
Wildlife photographer, Hentie Burger, knows the Namibian landscape has a million different photographic angles and that they all make for great photographs. He established Foto Namibia in the Namibia Craft Centre to showcase a series of breathtaking photographs featuring Namibian wildlife, vegetation, society and culture as uniquely as he sees it; like a tourist, for the very first time. When Hentie retired late in 2018, he sold his shop to Angela Hofmeyer who has changed the name to Shoopala books.
In addition to the stunning photographs of various scales and sizes, Shoopala also has an impressive selection of rare Namibian coffee table photo books and albums of Namibian landscapes, fauna and flora, all in hardcover and glossed for additional durability, the perfect gift or reception area frontispiece.
Literature of Namibian origin has a special and dedicated space at Shoopala and here customers are likely to find veritable jewels of indigenous and local literature, including stories told from as many different angles as there are Namibians. These are collector’s items because many are out of print already and circulation may have been low.
Namibian music is often overlooked as an export or income-generating product however, Shoopala brings visitors a step closer to cultural immersion by rounding off a superb product range with traditional Namibian music, tastefully presented in the modern form of CDs, and a selection of choral, gospel and contemporary Namibian music (influenced by technology and the West), including a few rare recordings of haunting Namibian folk songs.
Shoopala offers visitors and customers a complete visual (photographs), audio (music) and intellectual (literature) experience of an unforgettable and rarely seen Namibia.
July 8, 2016