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The Book House, Summertown

The Book House, Summertown
Prama House, 267 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford, OX2 7HT
01865 510887

The Book House is an independent bookshop established for over 30 years in leafy Summertown, just north of Oxford city. (It is owned by Brian Pattinson, who also owns the highly rated Book House in Thame.) The shop is unusual in that it is co-managed by three people: Renée Holler, Kate Kay and David Whittaker. Renée is the author of many children¹s books in her native Germany; Kate is very involved in the fine arts with a particular interest in book illustration; while David has been a dealer in second-hand books for decades as well as being an author and independent publisher. Between them they generate over 60 years of experience in the world of books that spills over in their wide and unusual selection of stimulating reading.

All of this adds up to a small shop with a big ambition - to provide a hand-picked, finely-tuned and ever-changing selection of titles along with friendly, efficient service from people who are passionate about books. We offer a relaxed environment where customers can feel free to browse unhindered or seek advice if required. As a result, we have an extremely loyal and growing band of customers, many of whom have become friends - and indeed some customers have become staff.

In addition to our wide range of books for adults and children, we also stock greetings cards and wrapping paper suitable for all ages.

And finally, once you have found us, we have a generous Loyalty Card scheme in operation to entice you back!