Oxfam Bookshop Shaftesbury

Our Oxfam bookshop in Shaftesbury is situated at the top of one of Britain's loveliest hills. Gold Hill affords a magical view across the Blackmore Vale and the bookshop lies between it and the old Abbey grounds which date back to 888AD. We can't claim to have manuscripts of that antiquity but we do have an extensive selection of beautiful books from our large children's section through fiction, biography, poetry, classic literature and humour to a fine collection of works on art, sport, cooking and gardening.

In addition to this comprehensive and exciting array of books we also carry a large and varied stock of vinyl albums and singles both old and new and a fine stock of classical and popular CDs and DVDs. Our lovely selection of cards for all occasions is also very popular. Staffed predominantly by volunteers we're a friendly and helpful bunch and look forward to seeing even more interested music and book fans soon!

Volunteer with us

Become part of your local Oxfam retail team! Click here to apply to volunteer.

Donations welcome

Oxfam shops are always delighted to accept donations of quality undamaged items that you no longer want. Alongside our industry leading recycling partner CTR, Oxfam has its unique recycling plant where any textiles that are not sold in our shops are sent for recycling, helping reduce the amount of clothes that go to landfill.

You can now donate clothes by post - for free!

The easy way to donate clothing and accessories from home. Order your mailbag and return it to us for free to help raise money to fight poverty and reduce landfill.

How do I apply to volunteer?

  1. Apply online
  2. Reference checks
  3. Shop interview
  4. Start volunteering

Shop details

Opening times

Please contact the store for opening times.

This shop accepts

  • Books
  • Music