Where to Buy Second Hand Books Online
Oxfam is the biggest chain of second hand bookshops in Europe. And our online shop may just be the best place to buy second hand books online!
When you buy second hand books from Oxfam, your money goes towards fighting poverty, responding to disasters, and tackling inequality worldwide.
How do I find second hand books on the online shop?
Use the “view all” option under genre to browse our whole range of donated books. That’s over 100,000 books!
How do I find the books I like?
Already know what kind of second hand books you want? Here’s how to narrow down your search...
With the Author filter, you can choose several popular authors and browse all their works together.
If the author you’re looking for isn’t listed, you can use the search function to find them.
If you prefer to listen rather than read, you can use Format to filter for audiobooks, cassette tapes, and CDs.
You can also use this to filter for hardback or paperback books.
Second hand children's books
Second hand crime fiction
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We have a huge range of detective stories. Including books by Ian Rankin, Martina Cole, Lee Child, Mark Billingham, Donna Leon and Jo Nesbo. Use the subcategories to find exactly what you fancy. Like spy stories by John le Carré, psychological thrillers by Nicci French or legal crime by John Grisham.
Second hand romance books
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Second hand collectors books and rare second hand books
You can browse our antiquarian, rare and collectable section by the date of publication.
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Many of these books are carefully crafted, leather-bound pieces of history. And would look beautiful on any bookshelf.
Our books are listed for online sale by our wonderful team of volunteers at our shops all over the UK. We never know what we’re going to receive in our donations, so don't forget to check back regularly to find the best bargains and hidden gems!
Why second hand books make great gifts
Second hand books can make useful and unique gifts. We have a huge range books available. And the thought that goes into picking the perfect one for your loved one shows how much you care.
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Second hand books are the perfect gift for an environmentally conscious person, who'll appreciate that their gift didn't cost the earth.
Buying second hand helps to reduce waste. And gives a new life to our favourite stories, worlds and characters.
By filtering for books in good condition, you can find books that are good as new, perfect for gifting.
Finding the perfect price
With our filters, it’s easy to find the right price point for what you’re looking for.
You can sort books in price order from low to high, or high to low. You can also choose the newest additions to the shop, as they're listed by our volunteers.
Pinpoint your exact budget with our sliding price scale
Whenever we're running a sale, use our sale filter to find a bargain
Books by price band
We also have some prefiltered categories for ease of browsing...
Our books are listed by volunteers at our shops around the UK. Unless you order a book over £100, postage costs £3.95 within the UK, no matter how many books you order. Our packaging is recycled, and recyclable, and you can return unwanted items with free postage.
Brand New Books
Like The Invisible Child, a book about a heroine who finds her voice through advocacy for others. Proceeds help to fund Oxfam projects that fight inequality and help support women and girls across the world.
We also stock a range of stationery, perfect for a book journal, to keep track of your favourites, recommendations and to-reads.
Shop for books at Oxfam stores
If you'd prefer to shop in store, we have over 120 high street shops dedicated to books in the UK.
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And if there isn't one near you, then there'll be a bookshelf in your local Oxfam store.