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Offer for alumni

15% discount in every store

Please note that terms and conditions apply. The 15% discount will not be on top of any price-promoted (money-off) books. The customer would always be given the best offer. The Blackwell’s reward card cannot be used in conjunction with the 15% offer. Discount is for books only, and exclusions apply. Examples of exclusions are (but not limited to) Rare Books, Stamps, Gift Cards, Book Tokens and Digital/Technology Products.

The 15% discount applies in any Blackwell's bookshop across the UK, but does not apply online.

This discount can also not be used in conjunction with Blackwell's reward card.

How to claim

Please produce a valid My Oxford Card at the time of purchase in store.

Go to Blackwell's website*

* - please note that the discount does not apply to online purchases

Digital content

Blackwell’s stores may be closed during the pandemic but they are continuing to host virtual events with their authors. Follow them on Twitter to see what’s coming up.

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Book Gift Club

Subscribe to the Oxford Alumni Book Gift Club and Blackwell's will hand-pick a book per month and deliver it. Their choices will be some of the most interesting and high-quality books published during the year. This could be a wonderful present for a friend or perhaps an indulgence for yourself.

You can choose to receive books from one of five categories:

  • Fiction
  • History
  • Politics, Philosophy and Culture
  • Science
  • The Perfect Mixture - a selection of books from all of the above categories

Once you have signed up and paid the annual subscription, Blackwell's will do the rest. The first book will be despatched at the beginning of the first month after you have subscribed, along with a membership certificate. Then, Blackwell's will simply provide a book per month – a total of 12 books over the year.

More information, terms and conditions and how to subscribe