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

Summertime and the living is easy

Despite the recent downpour of rain and cloudy weather, there are still loads of events (many outdoors) which will keep you busy for a while. We’ve got reading groups, plays, authors, festivals and general publishing events on the radar. If you don’t see your event here, please send me an email so I can add … Continue reading

What language do you speak?

The Oxford World Book Capital committee is working hard to plan a great year of events for 2014. They’re also working to build up support for the bid and just to let people around Oxford (and the world) know it exists. I came to study and work in Oxford because of its history, but also … Continue reading

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