This month’s QuickBooks Business Champion is Fogarty’s Bookshop in Port Elizabeth. This family-owned business was established in 1946 by Basil Fogarty in a basement shop in 59 Main Street . The bookshop is steeped in history and is one of the oldest independent bookshops in South Africa. Basil was joined by his new wife from Scotland, Eleanor and together they became a mecca for book & art lovers, even holding exhibitions for the likes of Irma Stern. After 59 Main Street, the shop moved to the Library Building on Market Square.  And, some years later, to Traduna Mall in Main Street where it stayed for over 20 years. At that stage, the business was taken over by Teresa Fogarty (daughter of Basil & Eleanor) and Terry Impey (Teresa’s partner).  With Terry’s help, branches were opened in 6th Ave Walmer & later The Bridge, Greenacres. When the Main Street branch closed, the Walmer Park shop was opened.  Later The Bridge branch closed and joined Walmer. Fogarty’s Bookshop has made Walmer Park it’s home for the last 14 years.

Fogarty’s is now firmly established in Walmer Park & serves the book loving public of Port Elizabeth (and the surrounding areas) with all their reading requirements. Ordering & sourcing books has always been one of the services they offer, along with helpful service to their loyal customers.

Fogarty’s have been using QuickBooks Accounting Software for many years and when asked about their experience of QuickBooks, accountant Claudine Summerton commented, “QuickBooks is just so easy to use. I joined the company 2 and a half years ago and had never worked with QuickBooks Software before, but making the transition to QuickBooks was really easy. I love the homepage functionality and find running our debtors and company accounts really simple and seamless”.

For more information on Fogarty’s Bookshop in Port Elizabeth, visit or like their Facebook page: Call them on 041-368-1425 or for e-mail enquiries contact: