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Oxfam Bookshop St Giles Street

Oxfam Bookshop St Giles Street

56 St Giles Street , Oxford , OX1 3LU

01865 310145

About Us

Situated in the heart of the city, many of our volunteers, donors, and customers are part of the thriving University community, so we have a wide selection of academic and foreign language books. Our two-storey shop on St Giles in Oxford was the first Oxfam bookshop; Sir John Mortimer came to open it officially in 1987, and returned two decades later to celebrate our 21st birthday.

Opening times

Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat:
9.30am - 5.30pm
Thursday: 9.30am - 7.30pm
Sunday: 11am - 4.30pm

Our next event

Please contact the store for information.

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.

There are some items that we cannot sell:
- Electrical goods
- Damaged or broken items
- Safety items like crash helmets and children's car seats

In fact it costs Oxfam money to dispose of these items.

Volunteer with us

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.


If you're interested in volunteering, we'd love to hear from you. Just fill in your details below and we'll get in touch.


Please contact the store for information about events.

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