Oxfam Bookshop, Petergate York

This is the blog for the Oxfam Book Shop on Low Petergate in York



Elfenroads – 11th Day of Oxmas

For our penultimate day of Oxmas we’ve picked Elfenroads!

In Elfenroads, players attempt to travel from city to city on the map using the resources of cards, gold, and transportation chits. The player best able to juggle the three resources and visit the most cities by game’s end wins. Elfenroads is three games in one; Elfenland, Elfengold and Elfensea!


It is a fun game but requires some strategic thinking and it isn’t easy but if you win it is very rewarding! You can play this game with family and/or friends and have lots of fun! It is in like new condition and is still in its cellophane wrapper!

Find it here!




Comics – 9th Day of Oxmas

For the 9th day of Oxmas we’ve selected comics!

Do you have an avid Marvel, DC, Judge Dredd or 2000AD fan in your family? If so we have a large selection of comics in our Low Petergate shop including all these for you to gift them! Even if you don’t know someone who’s into this stuff a comic is still a very interesting and entertaining thing to give!


We have Marvel, DC/Vertigo, 2000AD, Image and Indie sections that all have a large amount of comics in them that are constantly being added to with new donations! You can find things like; The Avengers, Spider-Man, Teen Titans, Fantastic Four, Star Wars, Batman.


Find them all in stand in the middle of the shop floor at our Low Petergate shop.


OneDice Universal – 8th Day of Oxmas

Although still a book, we’ve gone for something a little different for our 8th day of Oxmas – a OnceDice Universal RPG guide. Designed as a system to fit any genre, OneDice is a tabletop role playing game where you can be anything from an axe-weilding barbarian to a crime-fighting superhero using quick and easily adaptable rules and fighting systems.

This would make a great gift for someone you already know who’s interested in tabletop RPGs or board games, or even for someone who has been meaning to dip into them but doesn’t know where to start.









You can get your hands on this copy of the OneDice Universal guide through our shop website here, a steal at just £10!


Vintage Children’s Book Stack – 6th Day of Oxmas

For the 6th day of Oxmas, we’re sharing a Vintage Children’s Book Stack from our online store!


We’ve already talked a little bit about these book stacks when we made one online book of the week last month, but this one works so well as a gift idea we’ve decided to share it again!


Made from books that are either damaged or unsuitable for reading, this stack of classic children’s books would be a great decoration for a childs bedroom, a bookend, or just a way to add a little vintage charm to a livingroom or bookshelf.


You can buy this book stack (and others in different colour schemes and themes) from our online store for just £19.99!


Pile of Poo – 5th Day of Oxmas

On the 5th day of Oxmas we’ve chosen an Oxfam Unwrapped gift!

We all know that smellies are a staple gift at christmas and this Oxfam unwrapped gift keeps to that tradition, but in a slightly different way.  These smellies are literally piles of poo.


This isn’t just your common pile of poo, it’s the ideal mix of manure, organic fertiliser and training in eco-friendly farming techniques that can help a family super-size their crops. This pile of poo is unlike any other; it could help a family in poverty to put food on the table and earn a living.


You can get them for £10 in our Low Petergate shop or between £10 – £30 on the Oxfam website. This charity gift would make an awesome present for someone this Christmas!


Charity Gift Wrap – 4th Day of Oxmas

We’re taking a break from gift suggestions today to share what you can wrap them with – Oxfam gift wrap!










We have a huge selection in store of gift wrap and tags, from the traditional shiny red and green to the more subtle illustrated style on brown paper.


We’ve also got a great selection of tags in various wintery designs, meaning you can mix and match to get your ideal gift wrap combination (or at least one that complements the decorations on the tree you’ll be putting them under).









Depending on the design, our gift wrap is either made in part from recycled paper or sourced from FSC approved trees, meaning not only does using our paper to wrap your presents in mean your money goes towards fighting poverty all over the world, but it’s a better choice for the environment, too.


Specter of the Past – 3rd Day of Oxmas

We’re looking to our AbeBooks store today to find something for our 3rd day of Oxmas, and with The Last Jedi coming out later this month, a Star Wars novel might be the perfect gift for the Star Wars fan in your life.

Hugo Award-winning author Timothy Zahn makes his triumphant return to the Star Wars universe in this first of an epic new two-volume series in which the New Republic must face its most dangerous enemy yet–a dead Imperial warlord.

The Empire stands at the brink of total collapse. But they have saved their most heinous plan for last. First a plot is hatched that could destroy the New Republic in a bloodbath of genocide and civil war. Then comes the shocking news that Grand Admiral Thrawn–the most cunning and ruthless warlord in history–has apparently returned from the dead to lead the Empire to a long-prophesied victory. Facing incredible odds, Han and Leia begin a desperate race against time to prevent the New Republic from unraveling in the face of two inexplicable threats–one from within and one from without. Meanwhile, Luke teams up with Mara Jade, using the Force to track down a mysterious pirate ship with a crew of clones. Yet, perhaps most dangerous of all, are those who lurk in the shadows, orchestrating a dark plan that will turn the New Republic and the Empire into their playthings.


This is the first in the Hand of Thrawn series, and could be a great entry point into the Star Wars novels for a fan of any age.

Find it here.




BTS Young Forever – 1st Day of Oxmas

To kick of this year’s Oxmas we’re starting with BTS Young Forever Album!

As Christmas is a time to find new music or to get that album you’ve been wanting all year long, we’ve chosen world famous kpop group BTS’ third compilation album Young Forvever!

BTS is a massive sensation from South Korea, leading the way for kpop representation in the world. They recently had their US TV debut at the American Music Awards, is the only kpop act to have won a billboard award, they have the highest charting album ever on the UK album charts and the BBC are making a documentary about them! Kpop is becoming more and more popular throughout the world and BTS is opening the doors for this!

This album is a compilation of 2 of their mini albums, The Most Beautiful Moment In Life parts 1 and 2. It contains songs such as Fire, which has garnered 236 million views on Youtube; Dope, which has 235 million views; and I Need U, which recently hit 100 million views. There are 2 versions of this album, Day and Night, which we have put together in a bundle for you to buy! They are both in like new condition and include 2 cds, a folded poster, and a photobook. Find them on our store here.

We also have a large selection of other kpop albums on our online store! Find them all in the music category here.



12 Days of Oxmas

Back again for the third year in a row, here on the blog we’ll be celebrating 12 days of Oxmas!

Between the 1st and 22nd of December we’ll be sharing 12 gift ideas from both our store and online shop, hopefully giving you some unique present ideas that will do their bit to make the world a better place.

Keep an eye on the blog over the next few weeks to see what we have in store!

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