From Oxford to the globe
This iconic bookstore was founded in 1879 by Benjamin Henry Blackwell, son of the city’s first librarian. Then, the store was a cramped little space. A series of astute business decisions and sheer perseverance led to this humble store growing to what it is today. It also serves as a flagship store to a growing network of hugely successful Blackwell UK book retailers across UK and the world.
Antiquarian to bestsellers
Blackwell’s is easy to spot, thanks to its distinctly quaint, yet unassuming blue frontage. However, take a step inside and you know there is nothing modest about this store or its huge collection of books. Rare books, antiquarian books, hot bestsellers, maps, guides, textbooks, books in Latin, secondhand books – you can find them all here.
A visit to Oxford mandates a visit to Blackwell’s too. After all, it’s not every day that you get to walk into a bookshop that has launched the careers of literary giants like JRR Tolkien.