What is in the name, Bocopa?

Our name has been derived from what we sell.

BO = Books
CO = Collectables
PA = Paintings

Which gives you Bocopa!

While I was researching on the internet about buying and selling goods online, I noticed the founder of another online shop who gave her platform a very peculiar and unique name. I thought it wise to give this platform an exceptional name (other than “The Popular Online Bookshop”) that sounded too kitsch to my liking.

You bet, it is not easy to set up an online shop. To be able to buy stock first you need some capital, unless you were as lucky as I was, then you will have a wholly lot of items to sell!

I was working for 5 years and 4 months at Books & Bygones – a book and antique shop in Central, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa.

Danie owned the building and everything on the inside – I would be bold enough to call him a hoarder – there was almost something of anything!

When he decided to sell the building, he had to get rid of all the supplies he collected over a period of just over 19 years. Well, it came to it that he gave me almost 70 boxes of books and collectables and close to 300 paintings.

Most of the paintings are by Itai Vangani, Francis Sibanda and James Malinga. Itai and Francis are originally from Zimbabwe. All three painters sell both locally and internationally.

What are you waiting for? Come on in and take a look at what we have to offer. Please be patient with me... there is still a lot of articles that need to be posted right here on this Wiki Page. You will have to visit the Bocopa online shop on a very regular basis if you do not want to miss out on something interesting.

By the way, I’m Charmaine. I’m not totally sure what I’ve “inherited” from Danie, but we will soon find out as I hop on the journey to discover what’s in each box and add it onto the shopping list.

Just a few facts:

  • Postage & Packaging are not included in the prices provided
  • All prices include 14% VAT
  • Don’t stress, we will not ask you to enter your banking details. When your massage or order arrives in our inbox, we sent out an invoice in return with our banking details. You are under no obligation when hitting a button – all buttons are solely for inquiry purposes.

All we want you to do is to sit back, relax and enjoy your shopping experience with us! If you are unsure about something or if you would like to find out more about an item listed, please send me an email or call me at 041 5822 043. I will most certainly try to help you to the best of my knowledge. If I don’t have the answer, Danie – the expert – is just a phone call away...