Blackwell's has been selling books in Oxford since 1879. As well as three bookshops in the city and others across the country, has nearly 20 million titles available for order. Blackwell's knowledgeable and passionate booksellers ready to help with recommendations, advice and assistance. Find a Blackwell's bookshop near you

Offer for alumni

15% discount in every Blackwell's Bookshop.

Please note that terms and conditions apply. The 15% discount cannot be used in conjunction with other discounts or money-off offers. The customer would always be given the best offer. Exclusions apply, including Rare Books, Stamps, Gift Cards, Book Tokens and Digital/Technology Products.

The 15% discount applies in-store at Blackwell's Bookshops across the UK and can be applied to phone orders by calling 01865 792792. It does not apply online as most books on generally carry a discount equal to or better than 15%.

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, 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).

Books Hotline

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 Events

Blackwell's hosts author events, readings and much more besides at its bookshops around the UK and virtually online.  Visit to keep up to date with the events programme.