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Blackwell

48-51 Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BQ, England
+44 1865 333623
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LOOK UP!!!!!

Go to the Art and Poster Blackwells store. Turn your back to it and look at all the tourists. They... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Paul B
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East Sussex, United Kingdom
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Amazing book store where you can find almost any book

When you walk into the book store, you might think that it's a pretty small store...But when you... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mikael_Teeri
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Finland
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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good14%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“book lovers” (11 reviews)
“book store” (6 reviews)
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48-51 Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BQ, England
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+44 1865 333623
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"children's section"
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"wide variety of subjects"
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"largest room"
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"sheer size"
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"broad street"
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"oxford experience"
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Mikael_Teeri
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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Reviewed 17 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
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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!

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Reviewed 19 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
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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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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
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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

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