The Inner Bookshop is one of the UK’s largest independent specialist suppliers of new, bargain and secondhand books on Mind – Body – Spirit and the Unexplained. The main subject areas are health, psychology, personal growth, yoga, spiritual traditions, magic, mythology and mysteries. We have about 20,000 titles on the shelves, new, bargain and secondhand and a further 30,000 new titles available to special order only.
You can visit us all year round,
Tuesdays - Saturday 10:00 am till 5:45 pm, except Thursday when we open
12:30pm to 8:30pm (not bank holidays).
You can visit us all year round, Tuesdays - Saturday 10:00 am till 5:45 pm, except Thursday when we open 12:30pm to 8:30pm (not bank holidays).We have a lively worldwide mail order service which you can access by phone or through this website. Let us know if you would like paper catalogues, especially if you would prefer to order via post or phone - they contain a selection of the new and bargain books listed on this website.
you cannot find the title you are looking for on our website or in paper
lists, it’s worth giving us a ring. We are likely to be able to order it
in for you; we have many years of experience in tracking down hard to get
hold of books in our subject areas. If it is out of print we can flag it
so we can let you know if we get one in secondhand.
founding owner-managers Ruth Ashcroft and Anthony Cheke founded the Inner
Bookshop in 1982. At first the shop occupied a tiny site in the Cowley Road,
inside (hence the bookshop's name!) the local radical bookshop EOA Books,
run by Jon Carpenter. EOA Books closed in 1989 when Jon Carpenter went
into publishing, and the Inner Bookshop took over the whole site, which it
soon outgrew. In 1992 we moved into our current, much larger, premises in
Magdalen Road, Oxford. We have had this website since 1998, as an
extension to our mail-order service. We have been upgrading it regularly
and in 2002 added some of our major suppliers, available as Special
Orders. This brought the total number of Mind, Body, Spirit titles
searchable here to over 50,000. In early 2004 we upgraded our online
database to SQL Server and as a result it is now 7 times faster to search
through our books online. In early 2005 we upgraded our local inventory
system allowing us to update the website more regularly, now bi-weekly
rather than monthly. Also in the latter part of the year we added features
like hyperlinked categories to aid in browsing the books, for those
customers who weren't sure of title or authors. An example of this is the link below to our books on local interest:
Interest Books - Books about East Oxford,
Oxford or Oxfordshire in general and The Thames Valley. These books are
not listed on any of our subject pages but can be found through the
Advanced Search Page.
Local Interest Books - Books about East Oxford, Oxford or Oxfordshire in general and The Thames Valley. These books are not listed on any of our subject pages but can be found through the Advanced Search Page.
The new owner Simon Davies is slowly getting to grips with Ruth & Anthony's legacy of knowledge and is opening again 5 days a week, Tuesday-Saturday, now with late opening on Thursday evenings.
The intention is to continue much as before with gradual changes, updating and improvements.
|The INNER BOOKSHOP,
111 Magdalen Road, Oxford, OX4 1RQ, England, U.K.
Telephone: +44 (0)1865 245301 Fax: +44 (0)1865 245521
Opening hours: 10:00am till 5:45pm, Tuesday to Saturday (except Bank Holidays).