Established in 1919 Oxford Bookstore is the best equipped 'base-camp' for journeys of the mind offering its customers the widest range of outstanding titles and consistently courteous and informed service for close to a century. Today, with India’s first dedicated Children’s bookstore, Oxford Junior, India’s first of its kind tea boutique, Cha Bar, India’s only literary festival created by a bookstore, Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival, Oxford Bookstore offers booklovers access to the very best in publishing enhanced by a variety of events which salute books, visual & performing arts and celebrate the word.
The Brand’s fascinating story started over 90 years ago in Kolkata’s Park Street as Oxford Bookstore and Stationery which has since become the city’s iconic landmark. Ms. Priti Paul, who is the creative force behind the Brand, had promised booklovers of Calcutta, the city she loves and grew up in, a contemporary, multidimensional experience, in keeping with international trends. Thus in 1995, on the Heritage store's platinum anniversary, the iconic store was refashioned as Oxford Bookstore - Gallery. Since then, she, acting in the capacity of Director, Apeejay Surrendra Group has made Oxford into India’s favourite bookstore, taking the Brand to unprecedented heights and across India.
Each Oxford Bookstore has book sections curated with deep research across genres, enviable venue and ambience, world class amenities in keeping with international trends quickly making it the favourite destination of every city it has expanded its footprint to. Each Oxford Bookstore overflows with a treasure trove of books waiting to be discovered making it a universe that inspires people to read even as the brand remains a front runner in the use of state-of-the-art technology nurturing its tradition of enterprise and vision. A strong selection of popular fiction and non-fiction, Indian and International, an unsurpassed source for illustrated books covering a vast range of topics including Design, Culture, Teens, Careers, Electronics, Gadgets, Computers, Cars, Music, Nature, Photography, Art, Architecture, Fashion, Gardening and a wide range of Translations from India and the best of World Literature enrich its Book Sections.