Blackwell's has an enviable reputation as a bookseller specialising in academic books. Its first bookshop was opened in 1879 in Oxford. Find a Blackwell's bookshop near you
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. It does not apply online as most books on Blackwells.co.uk already carry a discount equal to or better than 15%.
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.
To claim the 15% discount when ordering by phone, please state that you are Oxford alumni.
Go to Blackwell's website*
* please note that the discount does not apply to online purchases
The Blackwell's Book Boutique
The Book Boutique is personalised reading consultation with an knowledgeable bookseller in the historic Gaffer's Office at Blackwell's on Broad, or virtually online. In advance of the Book Boutique consultation, Blackwell's provide a short survey to help guide recommendations and ensure advice is honed for the reader. The Book Boutique is £100*, of which at the end of the consultation, the customer can choose and take away £50 worth of books.
There is no discount on the consultation price but alumni can claim their 15% discount on the books they take away.
The Blackwell's Book Subscription
The perfect gift for a booklover: a carefully chosen book each month for a year or for six months, picked for the recipient by booksellers at the Broad Street shop and sent out monthly. Discuss with a bookseller what you like to read and they will make sure the book you receive will be one that you find fascinating. The price of a subscription will vary depending on whether you choose hardbacks or paperbacks, fiction or non-fiction and will be discounted by 15% for Oxford alumni.
For the Book Boutique and Book Subscription service, the first step is to speak to a bookseller, email oxford@Blackwells.co.uk, or call Blackwell's on +44 (0)1865 792792 for more information. Please let them know that you are Oxford alumni to take advantage of your 15% discount (Book Subscription only).
Blackwell's booksellers are available to help over the phone. Call the Blackwell's Christmas Hotline on +44 (0) 1865 792792 to speak to a real-life knowledgeable bookseller. They can take orders over the phone immediately and send books out with free UK postage. If you are looking for inspiration, they can provide advice and recommendations.
Blackwell's hosts author events, readings and much more besides at its bookshops around the UK and virtually online. Visit Blackwells.co.uk/events to keep up to date with the events programme.