About us

A (very) brief history

Blackwells was founded in 1879 in Oxford & now has over 40 shops throughout the UK. Blackwells Charing Cross Road has been open since 1995 and is one of the largest in the chain.

Blackwells is traditionally an academic bookseller but at Charing Cross Road you will find much much more. Not only do we have an excellent range of academic titles, but we also stock books on pretty much anything you'd care to mention. We have a huge fiction and genre section, a superb kids selection, cookery, film, music and biography to name but a few. We also have a terrific eclectic range of DVDS at very competitive prices. Plus at the front of the shop you'll find some rather snazzy stationary, postcards, greeting cards & lots more.

Our booksellers are knowledgeable and friendly and if don't have what you want we will try to order it for you. We also have a specialised corporate accounts department for businesses - please ask in store or email london.cpi@blackwell.co.uk for more details.