The Oxford Bookshop moved in 2018 from Prague 1 to its new location in Prague 2. Although now outside the historical centre of the city, the bookshop is still worthy of a mention due to the comprehensive range of foreign language publications that it stocks, 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 (look out for the special offer bookcase too, which has good bargains).
But the majority of its publications are academic in some form. Oxford stocks specialised materials in the fields of medicine, natural sciences and humanities, plus a whole range of general learning from school textbooks to cookbooks to travel books, maps and atlases.
Its children's language learning books are particularly good. Aimed at Czech families, there are books for English, German, Italian and Spanish, beginning with picture-heavy books for the youngest children learning their very first words. 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. They also import titles from Heinle Cengage Learning, the German publishing house Langenscheidt, the French publishers Hachette, Larousse, CLE International and Le Robert, plus 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 have a book in stock that a customer requires, they will either bring it in from one of their other shops or place a special order for it.