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Donate books

The first Oxfam bookshop opened in 1971 and we've come a long way since then! Your book donations are key to helping us raise the £1.6 million we make in donated book sales each month.

We sell a brilliant selection of donated books; including fiction and crime, art and history, children's, academic texts, cookery and travel to name a few. We have more than 50,000 books listed on the Oxfam Online Shop, 600 of our shops sell books and we also have more than 140 dedicated bookshops across the UK.

If you've finished the latest bestseller, have some books you'll never read again or it's just time for a clear out, you can donate books directly to our shops during opening hours or pop them into one of 300 book donation banks in Sainsbury's car parks. Visit your local shop to donate, buy a favourite read or drop in for a chat about volunteering.

To find your nearest specialist book shop, use our shop finder and select the checkbox "Books" under the Find shops that sell option.

Or you can shop from our huge online books selection. View Books on the Oxfam Online shop.

This summer, Oxfam has an exciting range of books whether you're looking for a travel guide, ideas for a new summer hobby, something to keep your children occupied over the long holidays or just a fantastic fiction book - there's bound to be something you'll love in one of our shops or online.

On the high street, why not check out our specially recommended books by looking out for our new Summer Reads bookmarks. The bookmarks also ask if you might like to give us your review of the book, and then if you decide to re-donate the book, the next customer could read your review.

In our online shop you'll find a specially selected range of books that we think are perfect for the summer, chosen from the over 50,000 we have available.

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Hay Festival

The Oxfam Bookshop is now in its sixth year of opening its doors at Hay Festival. The shop is run by volunteers from Oxfam shops around the country and sells everything from fiction to philosophy, cookery to kids' titles.

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Teachers - get your pupils donating books too!

Message in a Book is an opportunity for you to engage your pupils with global learning, literacy and taking action to tackle poverty.

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A better world, free with every purchase. We have a wide range second hand books from current fiction to antiquarian titles available both online and in our high street stores. Discover those hidden gems.

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