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Blackwell's Bookstore

48 - 51 Broad St, Oxford OX1 3BQ, England
01865 792792
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Ranked #1 of 9 shopping in Oxford
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Boston, Massachusetts
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26 reviews 26 reviews
24 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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266 reviews 266 reviews
140 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 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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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013 via mobile

Amazing bookshop that sells every book you have ever wanted. Lots of places to sit and browse. Staff very helpful in finding books and ordering any not in stock. Great DVD collection but disappointing number of audio tapes. If you love books this is a must!,

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Perth, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Blackwell’s Bookshop Oxford is a tardis of extraordinary dimensions. Enter from historic Broad Street into what appears to be a tiny bookstore and voilà – a cave of books on multiple levels. Take a break in Caffe Nero – good coffee and snacks – and reflect on the world of reading all within your grasp. Nothing better. Blackwell’s neighbours are... More

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Brilliant bookshop! I suggest that you could spend hours and hours in there just browsing their huge collection of books. Particularly liked the childrens selection. Why did they not have books like this when we were kids?

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Calgary, Canada
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256 reviews 256 reviews
147 attraction reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

This is a must see. Book lovers could spend hours lost in this massive bookstore. The facade looks small, but the extension into the below grade store is huge. Everything you every dreamed and more!

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New York City, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Look, Oxford is a great town to visit, and there are things more worth seeing than a bookstore, sure, but if you have any time for shopping and like to read, this is a must see. It's an amazing multi-floor book paradise run and staffed by people who clearly love books. One of the great treats are all placards showing... More

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scotland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

I visited this store and was overwhelmed by the interior.10,000 square feet of books. They also have events in the evening. Opera Anywhere were performing Mikado.

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

This book shop was just beautiful. Lots of history comes with this shopping experience. Head for the Norrington Room. The Law section was intriguing with an element of quirkiness and fun. Purchased a couple of books on the basis that the selection was expansive.

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