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Blackwell's Bookshop
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The original Blackwell’s bookshop still stands on Broad Street. It was founded in 1879 by Benjamin Henry Blackwell, son of the first city librarian, Benjamin Harris Blackwell.


The Blackwell family believed in self-education through reading, and Benjamin Henry’s son, Basil Blackwell, became the first member of the family to attend university when he began his studies at Merton College, Oxford.


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