More about Pimp My Book

Pimp My Book (Pty) Ltd (PMB) is a chain of student focused retail stores that were started in a dormitory room in 2006. The business was born out of the founders own frustration with finding affordable textbooks while he was a student at the University of Cape Town. Today PMB has expanded nationally to major universities including the University of Cape Town, University of South Africa (Cape Region), University of South Africa (Limpopo Region), Cape Peninsula University of Technology, the University of Stellenbosch and the University of Free State. Our online store ( allows students across the country to access our service.

Our stores specialize in products that students need to succeed in their studies; this covers textbooks, electronics, stationery and accessories. PMB assists students to afford our products through providing a buy back service for used textbooks and other products. We believe that no student should struggle with their studies because they cannot afford the tools which they need to succeed.

The positive impact of our company is felt in education, youth empowerment and the environment through re-using textbooks.