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Blackwell's Bookstore

48 - 51 Broad St, Oxford OX1 3BQ, England
01865 792792
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Ranked #1 of 14 Shopping in Oxford
Type: Specialty Shops
Description: This cavernous bookstore measures more than 10,000 square feet and is located under neighboring Exeter College.
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Haifa, Israel
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69 reviews 69 reviews
46 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Perfect service and a very good store with high diversity. They also have a half floor full of used books and Nook E-readers. They can also order any book you want. The prices are very fair.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Great bookshop. Trades across four floors with a wide selection of books - new books as well as secondhand books. If you need more you will find a Music Shop and an Art and Poster shop nearby.

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Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I have been a regular visitor and customer at this bookstore for 30 years. Originally, There was a Children's Bookstore, a Paperback Bookstore, an Arts Bookstore and a Record Store all close to the main Broad Street Bookstore. But because of financial pressures including Internet book sales, there has been a retrenchment and the Children's and Paperback Stores have moved... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
26 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

I went burrowing in Blackwells with my two small children during an extended family luncheon, looking for something to entertain the kids Their child section is heaven. The store had the book we asked for plus many others. I had to tear myself away. We could have been here all day!

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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Four floors, youbcan find anything you possibly want. Very friendly service and a good coffee shop on the ground floor. You can easily stay hours browsing the bookshelves. Worth a visit while in Oxford.

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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

I don't know what it is about bookshops, but I love them. Perhaps it's because they are dwindling as we do more of our shopping online, but Blackwell's is awesome - and i don't use that word lightly. It was a recommended attraction from the driver of the Sightseeing Bus, which seemed odd as it appears to be just a... More

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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87 reviews 87 reviews
21 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

We shop at Blackwell's in Oxford or London because it is the best bookshop. Variety, helpful staff, updated shelves, and honesty is what they offer. They may not be perfect, but they are close to. Once, our books were delivered by mistake to Colombia instead of Argentina, and they did all the right moves to get the books delivered back... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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27 reviews 27 reviews
25 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

There is a tremendous amount of variety and a number of bargains in this store. The floor space is so great that I don't think I even saw all of it.

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Croydon, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

This shop is like the Tardis, really small frontage but enormous inside. The staff don't bother you at all, you could stay browsing all day if you wanted. The choice of books is amazing - don't visit Oxford without visiting this shop.

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Kenilworth, United Kingdom
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297 reviews 297 reviews
150 attraction reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

This place is fantastic. You could really spend a lot of time here. If you love reading then a visit here is a must; so many interesting books and other items to catch your eye. There really is something for everyone here, not just the scholars.

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