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Deceiving from the Street ~ This Place Makes Barnes & Noble Look Minuscule

Our tour guide told us ~ you've got to just walk in Blackwell and go downstairs... and indeed he... read more

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This is a must see! This bookstore has so much history. It was founded in 1879 by Benjamin Henry... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Reviewed yesterday

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 2 weeks ago 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!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Martin_Ridgway
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

This must be one of the biggest bookshops in the world. Here is something for every taste. Remember to visit the 2. Floor with rare books, but remember the big wallet if you intend to buy some of the rare ones as they range up...More

Thank Hans Christian T
Reviewed 3 June 2018

Blackwell of Oxford is the largest academic and specialist bookseller in the UK and has been trading since 1879. This is a tardis of a book shop. When you step inside there are several floors and also a coffee shop. I've not seen so many...More

Thank PandyPandora
Reviewed 2 June 2018

It is the best bookshop in and around London. It has truly maintained its standards and its aura over decades, unlike the Blackwell branch and Foyles in London (increasingly limited on-shelf stock/monthly subscription/staff assistance). It has greater stock than Waterstones Piccadilly for serious academic readers...More

Thank goldenstar2005
Reviewed 27 May 2018

While I never pass up a chance to visit a bookshop - any bookshop - I was frankly a little underwhelmed. Although the sheer size of the shop is impressive, and there certainly seemed to be a huge number of books, I did not find...More

Thank Lissel A
Reviewed 24 May 2018

Other than maybe Heffers in Cambridge, this is the best bookshop in the UK. They have a huge selection on everything but the most niche of subjects. Keep an eye out for their author talks too which can include some big names.

Thank BlueBadger222
Reviewed 24 May 2018

Blackwell's has more than three flights of books, plus a coffee shop inside, and specific "rooms": i.e., the poetry room. While it is a very commercial bookshop, given the gadgets and book-themed merchandise they sell all around the shop, the environment for book lovers is...More

Thank Veronica02P
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