Surplus is a collaborative radical bookshop and progressive events space based in Cape Town, South Africa. Founded by Andre Marais, he is a former teacher and three-decades-long collector of radical thought books.
The bookshop sells vynil music, art and books by mostly local writers on solidarity movements, Marxism, anarchism, feminism, media, the esoteric, environmentalism, African history, radical fiction, poetry, art, culture, LGBTQIA+, and critical race theory. Marais envisions that the space will also ahost yoga sessions, a cinema room, music concerts, exhibitions, and a theatre space. Surplus is open to accepting donations in the form of radical and historical literature and art as well as financial donations.