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A Taste of Heaven!

Blackwell shops are widely renowned. However, this shop at Broad Street, Oxford is special! The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Derek P
Books and books and books, 3 floors of books

Unlike bookstores in the u.s. this store is thriving and filled with buyers and a huge variety of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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48-51 Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BQ, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Blackwell shops are widely renowned. However, this shop at Broad Street, Oxford is special! The quantity and quality are superb. Presentation is excellent, and the staff are friendly and helpful. One almost thinks he is entering into ''a run of the mill" bookshop, until one...More

Thank Derek P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Unlike bookstores in the u.s. this store is thriving and filled with buyers and a huge variety of books.

Thank J0_Glen
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

Go to the Art and Poster Blackwells store. Turn your back to it and look at all the tourists. They won't see you, they'll be busy snapping away at some old building. Now face the store and look up. It's not a suicide attempt but...More

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 8 August 2018

When you walk into the book store, you might think that it's a pretty small store...But when you walk downstairs it's a heaven for book lovers! They say that there are 5 kilometers of shelving in the Norrington Room, which is the main hall. We...More

1  Thank Mikael_Teeri
Reviewed 2 August 2018

If you like bookstores, you will LOVE Blackwell! Thousands and thousands of titles in an iconic historical location. This is a MUST VISIT!

Thank misopiso88
Reviewed 19 July 2018

Amazing bookstore to explore in Oxford! Floor after floor of books and more books! Found Tolkien and C.S. Lewis treasures to send home to family. Cafe was nice also.

Thank kwmAllen
Reviewed 16 July 2018

Our tour guide told us ~ you've got to just walk in Blackwell and go downstairs... and indeed he was right... oh my goodness... this place like explodes in size downstairs... making you feel like your more in a library than a commercial bookstore. Highly...More

Thank PapaK60
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

This is a must see! This bookstore has so much history. It was founded in 1879 by Benjamin Henry Blackwell, after whom the chain is named. There is a cafe and so many great books to read. Take an afternoon to soak it all in!

1  Thank christiperry
Reviewed 18 June 2018

I love spending time there! Always something new and interesting to find.They also hold events concerts and all kinds of informative talks and presentations.

Thank DespinaNikolakis
Reviewed 17 June 2018

A very good mix of academic and 'civilian' books - downstairs just looks like a temple of books and pretty much is.

Thank Martin_Ridgway
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