Last week on the blog, we talked about the wonderful selection of Christmas cards we have on offer at Oxfam. But did you know we have other Christmas bits and bobs to see you through the holiday season? Take, for example, our brilliant range of table decor. Now, you might not dedicate much time to… More A Truly Festive Table | Christmas at Oxfam
We’re well and truly into November now, which means it’s perfectly acceptable to be thinking about Christmas – and one of the best parts about Christmas is the cards. Sure, they can be a hassle to write. And yeah, it is a pain to dig out your great aunt Sue’s address. But really, there’s something… More Live Saving Christmas Cards | Christmas at Oxfam
We’re well and truly approaching the Christmas season now – that time of year when gift giving is at the forefront of everybody’s minds. If gift giving is starting to infiltrate your every thought, and if you want some different, ethical gifts for your loved ones this year, then Oxfam Unwrapped is for you. You… More Oxfam Unwrapped: How Your Money Helps
Remember, remember the 5th of November, Gunpowder, treason, and plot. I see no reason, why gunpowder treason Should ever be forgot. — So goes the famous rhyme, at least. It’s a strange thing, Bonfire Night. We’re celebrating a failed terrorist attack by burning an effigy of a Catholic while eating burgers and watching pretty explosions… More Remember, Remember…
In recent years, we Brits have really begun to embrace the American holiday of Halloween. Come October 31st, streets are filled with children and adults alike dressed in old sheets and black net and splattered with a lot of fake blood. But what if you’re tired of all the fake blood? What if you’ve donned… More A Very Bookish Halloween
This blog has been running, off and on, in various forms, and under the control of various different people, for several years now. As such, we have quite a comprehensive collection of analytics at our fingertips; not least the search terms people use to find our wonderful blog. Now, most of these searches are normal.… More From the Archives…
October is drawing to a close which can only mean one thing – Christmas is coming. Well, it’s coming in 63 days. Which might sound like a long time, but boy will those days fly by quickly. If the thought of Christmas shopping is enough to make your stomach turn, then have no fear. Oxfam… More Oxfam Unwrapped: The Perfect Christmas Treat
YouTube is a huge phenomenon these days. The art of vlogging (that is, video-blogging) your life, thoughts, ideas, whatever, is immensely popular, particularly with young people. Many YouTubers amass millions of followers, millions of viewers, and million (okay, perhaps a slight exaggeration for most) of pounds. ‘Professional YouTuber’ is now a full-time job title that… More YouTube Books: Trash or Treasure?
Book shopping can be a tiring job, and as the colder months start to set in braving the chilly streets of York is a daunting task. But have no fear, we are here to help! From Monday 19th October 2015 we will be offering our customers a free cup of coffee between 10 and 11am,… More Free Coffee in Store!
It takes a lot of wonderful people to run a bookshop as great as ours. Without our hardworking volunteers, the running of the shop would come to a halt. The plentiful books lining our shelves? They would be resigned to a never-ending pile in one of our sorting rooms. The friendly faces at the till?… More Oxfam Books, Petergate needs YOU