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So Much Bigger than It Looks!

From the front it looks like a small bookstore. From within, it dazzles with books of every genre... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lansing, Michigan
Fascinating Bookshop to wander about - so big!

Even if you are not a book person, this is a must see in Oxford. This Bookshop is so well known... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Paso Robles, California
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48-51 Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BQ, England
+44 1865 333623
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 27 September 2017

Blackwell is probably the biggest reason we come to Oxford. Zillions of books, historic location, nice Caffe Nero where they don't mind you hanging abo

2  Thank Dave92562
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Reviewed 29 March 2018

I have been in this Oxford book store a number of times over the course of some 30 years but lately standards seem to have fallen somewhat. I dont know if the book trade is having a rough time or something. On my most recent...More

4  Thank lazenlondonuk
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Reviewed 1 week ago

From the front it looks like a small bookstore. From within, it dazzles with books of every genre. The store itself has a long and storied history but today what really matters is the merchandise and they have a terrific selection. Loaded with little nooks...More

Thank MarmeladeGypsy
Reviewed 1 week ago

Even if you are not a book person, this is a must see in Oxford. This Bookshop is so well known and has such history. You enter in and think, how can it be that big - but the rooms keep coming as you go...More

Thank pasowine
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a place for all book lovers. Stunning selection and knowledgeable staff. Gifts and books and ambience. Wonderful.

1  Thank JTSeattle
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you have time in Oxford and are a lover of reading, I recommend you to visit this bookshop slowly. We were well served and found a good part of what we wanted.

Thank Revtra0151
Reviewed 9 October 2018

Hadn't been to a bookstore for years, but this one stands out. The smell of fresh books in every aisle, enticing one to explore. Even if you just want a postcard and a look, it's a great place to stop. The store workers are very...More

Thank garbagecollector
Reviewed 4 September 2018

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 25 August 2018 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
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