Oxford Bookshop, a modern bookshop specialising exclusively in international literature, opened in April 2008 on Rajská Street in downtown Bratislava.
Oxford Bookshop Bratislava was established by Megabooks SK, Slovakia’s largest foreign-language book importer and distributor. The company is the country’s exclusive distributor for the publications of Oxford University Press, Summertown Publishing and Langenscheidt. Oxford University Press publications form the backbone of the Oxford Bookshop, though Megabooks SK also cooperates with many other publishers from around the world.
Megabooks SK started its operations in early 2007, following its owners’ success in the Czech Republic. Megabooks CZ runs several specialised bookshops, including the Academic Bookshop as well as the French-only bookshop Librairie Francophone in Prague, and Oxford Bookshops in Olomouc, Ostrava and Plzeň.
The first Oxford Bookshop in Slovakia is at Rajská street 10, near the Tesco in the centre of Bratislava. The bookshop offers a wide choice of contemporary fiction, readers and course books, reference books and dictionaries in six languages: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian and Russian. It also offers teach-yourself audio packs to learn other European and world languages. Aditionally, Oxford Bookshop carries academic literature in business, law, medicine, architecture, design, art, history and languages, and can also arrange orders of any title of popular, language-learning or academic literature in all foreign languages at the customer’s request, as long as the book is in print.
“A favourite part of our shop is the English children books’ corner. We’ve got the largest selection of its kind in Slovakia,” said Martin Menkyna, the Manager at Oxford Bookshop. It features books, audio books, children’s kits, audio CDs, DVDs and CD roms.
Oxford Bookshop regularly offers special sales. “From now until at least January 2009, we’ll be giving a 50% discount on select German encyclopedias and bilingual dictionaries,” said Martin Menkyna. Besides such limited-time deals, the bookshop has a long-term 10% discount to all EURO<26, ISIC and ITIC Card holders on all titles of books, CDs and DVDs.
Oxford Bookshop is open Mondays to Fridays from 9 am to 1 pm, and 2 to 6 pm. It is also open Saturdays from 9 am till 12 noon.
Adress: Rajská 10, 811 08 Bratislava
Telephone: +421 (0)2 5262-2029
8. Dec 2008 at 0:00