Blackwell's Bookshop, Oxford

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Trading since 1879, Blackwell’s of Oxford are the largest academic and specialist bookseller in the UK.
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  • Shop is busy as ever. Was I found out actually founded by a 'Benjamin Blackwell'& not Basil Blackwell as is so often mis reported. Benjamin Blackwell was apparently the son of a Librarian but had no f...  more »
  • Well we did it again, a whacky 100 mile drive with a 6 am start to visit our favourite bookshop in the beautiful city of Oxford. We arrived on opening and proceeded to spend an hour browsing the thous...  more »
  • One of Oxford's leading bookstores. Come to Oxford and listen to it after hours. It's bigger than you think. The staff were very friendly and helpful. I also bought an eco-bag for a commemorative occasion.
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  • The bookshop was awesome and it was in the most historical place in Oxford. It reminded me of the magic city of Harry potter. Goods and all books seemed to be awesome. I would recommend you to visit here if you are interested in finding old and historical bookshop! ☺
  • Two of my favourite things, coffee and books in one place. The place is amazing and essentially an Oxford landmark with a great selection of books and i've spent hours inside. Bought a few books from the place too. Definitely worth the visit
  • This legendary bookstore is worth the hype. Take at least an hour, ideally two, to explore the various corridors and levels. Ask where the maps are kept, you won’t be disappointed! Knowledgeable and friendly staff. Can Ofer books upon request.
  • Ordered a book from Blackwell's, to be delivered in Canada. They did go above and beyond when there was a shipping issue. I'm very pleased, thanks again
  • The "match prize" idea is THE BEST thing I've seen. It's just much better to buy the books there. Keep it going !
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