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Blackwell's Bookstore

48 - 51 Broad St, Oxford OX1 3BQ, England
01865 792792
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Ranked #1 of 12 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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Melbourne, Australia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
22 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

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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27 reviews 27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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
10 helpful votes 10 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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79 reviews 79 reviews
23 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
24 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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293 reviews 293 reviews
150 attraction reviews
149 helpful votes 149 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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