Rare Bookshop

  • The Call of the Wild.

    The Call of the Wild.

  • The Wind in the Willows.

    The Wind in the Willows.

  • Continual Dew.

    Continual Dew.

  • Laughable Lyrics.

    Laughable Lyrics.

  • The Illustrated Long Walk to Freedom.

    The Illustrated Long Walk to Freedom.

Blackwell's Rare Books buys and sells rare and collectable books in all fields, especially modern first editions, private press and antiquarian books on subjects from literature and philosophy to medicine and topography, including early printing and fine bindings. The very first Blackwell bookshop opened in Oxford in 1879 selling rare and second-hand books. It has since grown to become the UK's leading academic bookseller, and we carry on the original tradition at the same location - now much expanded, and a Grade II listed building. We issue printed and illustrated catalogues of rare books several times a year, and exhibit at book fairs in the UK and the USA. On our website we invite you to browse and order from our stock, learn more about us, join our mailing list, and enquire about books you wish to sell.

We are located on the second floor at:

48-51 Broad Street

Our opening hours are:
Monday to Saturday: 9 AM to 6 PM,
except on Tuesday when we open at 9:30 AM.

Telephone: +44 (0)1865 333555
Facsimile: +44 (0)1865 794143

Email: rarebooks@blackwell.co.uk