|Although outside the historical centre of the city, the Oxford Bookshop is worthy of a mention in any Prague shopping directory because of its comprehensive stock of foreign language books, which include publications in English, German, Italian, Spanish and other languages.|
The Prague branch is one of several Oxford Bookshops located throughout the Czech Republic. In overall volume and breadth of their material, the combined Oxford Bookshops are the leading sellers of foreign language literature in the country.
For tourists in Prague, the Oxford Bookshop is a good place to pick up a novel. It stocks a variety of fiction in several languages. And look out for the special offer bookcase, which can have some good bargains.
The majority of its publications are academic though. The shop stocks specialist materials in the fields of medicine, natural sciences and humanities, plus general learning books such as school textbooks and cookbooks. There are also range of travel books, maps and atlases to browse through.
Its children's language learning books are particularly good. Aimed at Czech families, there are 'learn a foreign language' books for English, German, Italian and Spanish, including picture-heavy books for the youngest children.
Naturally there are a host of foreign language dictionaries as well.
The main supplier to the Oxford Bookshop is the prestigious British publisher Oxford University Press. There are also titles from: Heinle Cengage Learning; the German publishing house Langenscheidt; the French publishers Hachette, Larousse, CLE International and Le Robert; Anaya and Grupo Editorial SM from Spain; and Alma Edizioni, Le Monnier, Bonacci Editore and EdiLingua from Italy.
The Oxford Bookshop is only a medium-sized store, so if they don't stock a particular book they can either bring it in from one of their other shops or place a special order for it.