Publishers in Oxford

It is easy to see why Oxford is the second largest hotspot for publishers after London: only an hour away from the capital, with a literary and academic background that is hard to rival, the city has countless publishers of all kinds, perhaps the most renowned being that of its famous university ‘Oxford University Press’ … Continue reading


One of Oxford’s greatest bookstores is undoubtedly Blackwell’s, whose name has long been synonymous with the city and its unrivalled academia. Whilst the chain now owns flagship shops in Cambridge, London Charing Cross Road and Edinburgh South Bridge, it was Oxford’s Broad Street in which Benjamin Henry Blackwell opened his first ever store in January 1879. In those … Continue reading

Oxford World Book Capital 2014

Hello again Oxford World Bookers, sorry for such a long absence – holidays and work experience following that have meant no time whatsoever to devote to the blog – but I’m pleased to say I’m back again and ready to do some last-minute posts on why Oxford deserves to win before UNESCO’s decision in early … Continue reading

Oxford Fiction – A Round Up!

Oxford English Dictionary

With the bid decision drawing close, I thought a last post to round up some great Oxford fiction would be in order as I go on holiday tomorrow for a fortnight: when I return, there won’t be long left until the verdict so some supporting information about the city in general and why we deserve … Continue reading

The Society of Young Publishers

Another testament to England’s South East as a major centre for books and literature is this fantastic organisation, which supports people looking to succeed in the competitive world of publishing. Whilst its largest branch is in London, the Oxford division is hot on its heels due to being both a major centre for publishing and … Continue reading

Life as a Literary Agent in Oxford

Last year I was lucky enough to get the chance to work at one of Oxford’s most prestigious literary agents, Felicity Bryan. For me this was a dream come true, not only because work experience at such a renowned agency would be a great addition to my CV but because I quite literally got to … Continue reading


We’ve all heard of global charity Oxfam; their determination and persistence in the fight against poverty has resulted in an international organisation that has made a huge difference to many people’s lives across the globe. Not many, however, are aware that Oxfam was actually founded in Oxford (hence the ‘Ox’ prefix) by a group of … Continue reading

Introducing the 2011 SYP Oxford Committee

This post is cross-posted from InDigital, the online magazine for the Society of Young Publishers. If you’d like to get involved with the SYP, join our Facebook groups (Oxford and UK). Anyone can join, regardless of age! Who are the people behind the SYP? Here are some facts about the book-lovers who make up this … Continue reading

Looking for something to do?

Life gets busy (with all these publishing events!) and I haven’t had time for the videos I’ve planned. In lieu of those exciting additions to the site, here’s a list of upcoming publishing events. Mark your calendars. 28 February – The Story Behind the Spread, Dorling Kindersley, Oxford Brookes University 3 March – World Book … Continue reading

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