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My most favourite bookshop in the world

Going to Blackwell's is one of the things you can't miss if you come to Oxford. It is utterly... read more

Reviewed 11 December 2018
Oxford, United Kingdom
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Vast and a blast

Vast array of subjects covered and masses of fascinating books to peruse. Be careful or you could... read more

Reviewed 25 November 2018
Skipton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 December 2018

My second visit and clearer perception.The lower floors are dominated by over whelming promotional displays of UK media related authors a disproportionate number of whom seem to have some Oxford University Connection. The behind the scenes are in this shop which I had occasion to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank lazenlondonuk
Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

Going to Blackwell's is one of the things you can't miss if you come to Oxford. It is utterly lovely to spend time in the bookshop, even just by browsing through the shelves.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 25 November 2018 via mobile

Vast array of subjects covered and masses of fascinating books to peruse. Be careful or you could end up spending the day here.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank gelvisblue
Reviewed 22 November 2018

I was staying in Oxford and had a chance to visit this extraordinary place. I cannot imagine any book or musical item that they do not carry. There is a yummy tea shop too. Try to locate an elevator or you will be exhausted if...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 18 November 2018 via mobile

The book sore is huge, is massive & is humongous! All you see is books, smell books and feel books!! An experience by itself, really worth the feel!

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 7 November 2018

From the front it looks like a small bookstore. From within, it dazzles with books of every genre. The store itself has a long and storied history but today what really matters is the merchandise and they have a terrific selection. Loaded with little nooks...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 5 November 2018

Even if you are not a book person, this is a must see in Oxford. This Bookshop is so well known and has such history. You enter in and think, how can it be that big - but the rooms keep coming as you go...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

This is a place for all book lovers. Stunning selection and knowledgeable staff. Gifts and books and ambience. Wonderful.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank JTSeattle
Reviewed 30 October 2018

If you have time in Oxford and are a lover of reading, I recommend you to visit this bookshop slowly. We were well served and found a good part of what we wanted.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 8 October 2018

Hadn't been to a bookstore for years, but this one stands out. The smell of fresh books in every aisle, enticing one to explore. Even if you just want a postcard and a look, it's a great place to stop. The store workers are very...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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