On the High Street, Oxford
Since 1872 the Oxford University Press Bookshop has provided a unique showroom and retail presence on the iconic High Street in Oxford city centre. Now the longest-established bookseller in Oxford, the Bookshop has four floors exclusively dedicated to OUP’s publishing. The Bookshop stocks more than 65,000 books, with thousands more available from our UK and global warehouses, and through the Print on Demand programme. The Bookshop is no ordinary bookseller—it is a thriving and yet peaceful place to discover the hidden depths of one of the world’s most influential publishers.
Oxford University Press (OUP) is a department of the University of Oxford and has been printing books since 1478—just two years after William Caxton brought the first printing press to England. Bearing a rich and textured history, OUP has expanded from its roots in fifteenth-century biblical commentaries to a global output of more than six-thousand titles each year. Today, OUP is the largest University Press in the world, and publishes dictionaries, English language teaching materials, children’s books, journals, scholarly monographs, higher education textbooks, and schoolbooks. Publishing across a range of markets and in a variety of formats, the Press’s activity is unified by one overarching mission statement: to further the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.
The Bookshop offers Press stakeholders, members of the University of Oxford, and the public a unique opportunity to discover OUP’s output. From world famous imprints such as Oxford World’s Classics and Oxford Dictionaries, to specialist monographs in ground-breaking disciplines, our academic range is complimented by a substantial and unparalleled stockholding of Oxford’s English Language Teaching materials, and educational and general books for children.
A wide range of customers including OUP employees, authors, and contributors; all members of the University of Oxford including alumni; all students; Friends of the Bodleian, and members of the Society of Authors receive fantastic discounts on all purchases. There are also great multibuy and seasonal discounts available instore.