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Buy Secondhand and New Books Online

Our new online shop is live and you can now buy secondhand and new books here on the website.

You can pay online using your credit or debit card or using a PayPal account.

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How To Buy

  1. Choose a book category to browse, or search for title/author.
  2. Click on book title to view details.
  3. Add title to basket.
  4. Click on View Basket to checkout.

Books Bought

Books bought in all subjects, especially Theology, Humanities, and Academic.

We travel nationwide to visit collections, or books can be brought to the shop.

Welcome to St Philip's Books

Specialist in Theology and Church History, especially Roman Catholic books, Biblical Studies, Patristics, John Henry Newman and the Oxford Movement, J.R.R.Tolkien and Inklings, Classic Liturgy and Spirituality.

  • Rare, Secondhand and New Books

  • Distributor for the Letters & Diaries of John Henry Newman

  • Books posted worldwide

  • Large stock of Humanities books, including History, Literature, Philosophy, Art, Classics and Antiquarian

  • Over 10,000 books in stock

For more information, or to request a free printed catalogue, please use the enquiry page. Orders may be placed through the website, or by e-mail, phone, letter or fax.

We are always interested in buying books, and will travel nationwide to view collections.

You can also join our mailing list to receive a regular PDF catalogue.

Book Categories


Addenda: Dominican

Addenda: Fine & Rare

Addenda: Liturgy

April Flood

Art  & Top: Christian

Art & Topography

Biblical: General Studies

Biblical: Grammars, Concordances, Lexicons

Biblical: New Testament Studies

Biblical: Old Testament Studies

Biblical: Scripture Texts


Church History: 1500-1800

Church History: 1800-2000

Church History: Anglican & Reformed

Church History: Catholic Record Society

Church History: General

Church History: Medieval

Classics & Ancient History

Continuatio Mediaevalis

Eastern Christianity

Fine & Rare: Anglican

Fine & Rare: Art

Fine & Rare: General

Fine & Rare: Liturgy

Fine & Rare: Newman

Fine & Rare: Theology & Church History

History: Military

History: Secular

Inklings (C.S. Lewis, Tolkien &c)

John Henry Newman



Literature & Fiction: Christian

Literature & Fiction: General

Liturgy & Sacraments: Academic Studies

Liturgy & Sacraments: Alcuin Club

Liturgy & Sacraments: Ceremonial

Liturgy & Sacraments: Music, Chant & Hymns

Liturgy & Sacraments: Service Books

Liturgy: Fine & Rare

Liturgy: Henry Bradshaw Society

Major 20th-Century Authors (Belloc, Chesterton &c)



New Books

Newman & Oxford Movement: Primary Sources

Newman & the Oxford Movement: Secondary Sources

Newman: Letters and Diaries



Patres Latini


Philosophy & Science

Philosophy: Christian


Reference & Canon Law

Religious Orders & Consecrated Life

Saints: Lives & Writings: Collective

Saints: Lives and Writings: Individual


Scholastic Theology & Philosophy

Social & Moral


Spirituality: Devotional Manuals

Spirituality: Sources & Studies



St Philip Neri

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We are located in central Oxford at 82 St Aldates (opposite Christ Church Gardens), which is a 15 minute walk from the Railway Station and a 5 minute walk from the Westgate Car Park. Visitors are welcome to browse our stock of over 10,000 new and secondhand volumes in Theology, History, Literature, Art, Philosophy, and Rare Books.

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Our opening times are Monday to Saturday 10a.m. - 5p.m.

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