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Bookshop Guide: Oxfam, Thame and Aylesbury

Oxfam Bookshop Thame

In the month in which the number of pound shops in Aylesbury trebles, it’s time to get thrifty and grab a bargainCharity shops and books are all too often a depressing combination. Tucked away in a corner, generally beyond the sherry glasses, 70s tea sets, brass holiday souvenirs and other unloved chintz, charity shop books…

Bookshop Guide: Blackwell’s, Oxford

By Soham Banerjee (Flickr) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

First in a new series exploring local bookshopsFew names are as famous in the world of academic book selling as Blackwell’s. In 1879, Benjamin Blackwell opened his tiny bookshop in Broad Street in Oxford. Surrounded by illustrious colleges, Mr Blackwell’s business prospered, gradually taking over the warren of old buildings which still constitute the heart…