Oxfam Books & Music Durham

@OxfambooksDH1 your specialist Oxfam books and music shop in Historic Durham City home to the world famous Durham University.

We have many genres of fiction from sci-fi to contemporary & classic crime along with many other subjects from military history to academic text books no fiction along with a large collection of King penguins and antiquarian books, stamps. coins and ephemera.

We can offer a collection service to collect large donations within County Durham ring us on 0191 3847440 or email us oxfamshopf0406@oxfam.org.uk 

You can find us on Facebook OxfamDurhamBoutique&Bookshop or Twitter @oxfambooksDH1

We also have a very popular music department offering Rock, Country, Jazz Pop and the Blues in both CDs and vinyl, sheet music and DVDs.

We stock an extensive range of fair trade gifts, cards and food throughout the year along with our increased range during the festive season.

Our bookshop is run by people like YOU if you would like to volunteer please use the link above.

Our sister shop @oxglamdurham sells really cool men's & women's clothing and accessories along with its @DurhamB bridal department and taking Oxfam into our community our very own pop up shop @rewind_retro selling vintage and retro finds.

  • 18 Elvet Bridge, Durham, DH1 3AA
  • Mon - Sat: 10:00am-5:30pm
    Sun: 12:00pm-5:00pm

  • Specialties: Books, Music, Stamps and coins
  • Accepts: Books, Music

Donate items to us

Oxfam shops are always delighted to accept donations of quality undamaged items that you no longer want. Our shop teams are trained to make as much money as possible from your generosity to fund Oxfam's poverty busting work around the world. Items that sell particularly well are current fashion trends, quality paperback fiction and all accessories. And Oxfam is unique in that any textiles that are not sold via our shops are sent to our Wastesaver recycling plant to ensure we make as much money as possible from your generosity.

Volunteer at this store

Volunteering with us is a challenging and rewarding experience. We have lots of opportunities and are always on the look out for passionate people to lend a hand.

Meet our volunteers:

Name: Joanne
Role: Treasurer
Shop Name: Oxfam Books and Music Durham
Quote:Hi I'm Joanne, I volunteer to meet new people, learn new skills, and raise much needed money for Oxfam's work.


Name: Rob
Role: Shop Floor & Sorting
Shop Name: Oxfam Books and Music Durham
Quote: I'm Rob and I volunteer to build up my confidence and my C.V.



Name: Jai
Role: Shop Floor
Shop Name:Oxfam Books and Music Durham
Quote: I'm Jai and I volunteered to help getting a job. I have paid work now but I've kept on volunteering in my spare time!