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Oxford Street Books

20A Oxford Street, Whitstable CT5 1DD, England
+44 1227 281727
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Great secondhand bookshop

Always visit this bookshop when we come to whitstable. Great and varied selection of secondhand... read more

Reviewed 8 June 2018
saraayemoung
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London, United Kingdom
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Great bookshop!

Love this place, so quirky so fun! Staff are friendly and helpful. The decor is so cute and homely... read more

Reviewed 8 February 2018
Abby K
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London, England, United Kingdom
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20A Oxford Street, Whitstable CT5 1DD, England
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Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

Always visit this bookshop when we come to whitstable. Great and varied selection of secondhand books and friendly and helpful owners

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Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

Love this place, so quirky so fun! Staff are friendly and helpful. The decor is so cute and homely. Lovely find!

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Reviewed 13 December 2017

We stumbled on this bookshop on a day out, and I'm very glad that we did. They have all sorts of books, and everything is very well organised so that browsing is easy. The books are arranged by genre and are spread through multiple rooms....More

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Reviewed 4 October 2017

A great Book shop with a good selection of books at the top of the high street. Welcoming to people just wandering.

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Reviewed 18 June 2017

Multiple floors of books of all types, with lots of old books and some great bargains. Lovely and helpful staff. I've been up and down the high street in Whitstable for years and finally went in and was surprised. The shop goes on and on...More

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artdecowhitstable, Owner at Oxford Street Books, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2017

Thank you for stopping in to see us and we hope to see you again.

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Reviewed 17 June 2017

We stumbled across one of the best bookshops we've been to in years, on Oxford St in Whitstable, Oxford Street Books. an enormous stock, all accessible in multiple rooms, every subject you could imagine, sensibly organised. Ranges from fairly recent pulp / thriller paperbacks, through...More

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artdecowhitstable, Owner at Oxford Street Books, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2017

It was really nice meeting you. Our selection does often tempt people back and we hope to see you again in the future.

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Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

I was on my first visit to Whitstable when I came across this gem of a bookshop. The first thing that struck me was how ordered and neat everything was. Too often second hand bookshops are dank and dusty places so I was pleasantly surprised....More

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artdecowhitstable, Owner at Oxford Street Books, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2017

Thank you for the lovely review. It was nice to meet you. Hope you had a good journey home.

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Reviewed 6 April 2017

We have been visiting this second-hand bookshop 2/3 times a year for 3 years and always enjoyed it. New owners (please don't mistake the slightly clipped speech pattern for rudeness) are working hard to improve the experience. Opening up another basement room has allowed much...More

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artdecowhitstable, Owner at Oxford Street Books, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2017

Hope to see you again soon. Thanks for the review.

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Reviewed 15 December 2016

I have been a frequent vistor to this shop for several years, both as purchaser and seller, but after my experience today, no longer. It is under new management which on today's experience is rude and unfriendly. I had lugged several paperbacks there . I'm...More

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artdecowhitstable, Owner at Oxford Street Books, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2017

Apologies if you thought that we were rude by not selecting your books for purchase. We have over 30,000 books in stock that we were organising and needed to be selective when aquiring new stock. The other customers in our shop commented on how polite...More

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Reviewed 2 October 2016

We were steered into this bookstore by a helpful librarian at the Whitstable Library. The owner, Brian, was extremely helpful and knowledgeable about local history. He found just the books I was looking for and offered information about historic sites. Thank you, Brian! We wish...More

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Brian H, Owner at Oxford Street Books, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2016

We really appreciate your leaving a review of our bookshop. It's great to hear when our customers have enjoyed their experience. We are pleased that we were able to be of help to you.

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