Bookshops in the UK
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By Dior

Bookshops in the UK

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I will be attending Oxenmoot this year and was wondering if anyone could help me with which bookshops to check out while I am out there. I will mainly be in Oxford and London.

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Blackwell's is ofcourse a must if you are in Oxford. In London you have Peter Harrington Antiquarian Bookseller...

http://www.peter-harrington-books.com/

I will also be attending Oxonmoot.


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In London, there is a huge choice of bookshops, but you may want to visit the following as they are all within walking distance of Piccadilly Cirus Tube Station.

I would suggest that you have a look at Hatchards in Piccadilly (http://www.hatchards.co.uk/), fairly small Tolkien selection but probably the largest number of 'signed' books by signed authors that you will ever see in one bookshop. There is a Waterstones about 100 yards up the road towards Piccadilly Circus, which has on the first floor quite a lage Tolkein selection, but Blackwells in Oxford is better.

For older books Charing Cross Road is definately worth a look, it has a lot of bookshops but make sure that you pay a visit to Cecil Court which is a sideroad and has some excellent bookshops specialising in rare books. (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=cecil+court,london&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=53.432436,81.738281&ie=UTF8&z=16&om=1).


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It has been about 3 years since I did the bookshops in Oxford, but hopefully the following shops will still be there:

Oxfam Bookshop - on St. Giles - just down the road from the Bird and Baby.

There is a bookshop on Walton Street but I can't remember its name - about 10-15 minutes walk from Oxfam.

Blackwells - on Broad Steet - the main shop (next to the New Bodleian Library) has a great antiquarian/collectable section.

There are two shops at the Magdalen Bridge end of High Street, one of which is at the back of an antiques shop.

There is a paperback shop in the Covered Market and branches of Waterstones and Borders in the middle of town.

The Oxonmoot info booklet should include a map, but in the meantime you could try Multimap.

Hope this helps.
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By Beren

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indeed I remember Oxfam shop... I managed to buy some Tolkien letters and some signed Tolkien books (like a 1st edition hobbit) there back in 1992 (or 1991 - i'm not really sure). You can imagine my amazement to find these items up for sale in an Oxfam store. Crazy? Yes! But true!
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