The Bookstore Exclusives
Our carefully curated collection of OE Bookstore exclusives provide a rare and engaging browsing experience that immerses you in the physicality of literature itself. From the beautiful OE Library leather-bound books, to a dedicated collection of Geoffrey Zakarian cookbooks, and signed books from authors that have visited our shop, The Bookstore at Oxford Exchange is a destination for literature lovers and culinary experts alike. Stay a while and browse our exclusive collection online, or in The Bookstore.
“Books are a uniquely portable magic.”
– Stephen King
OE Library Collection
The Beauty of the Physical Book
As part of Oxford Exchange’s mission to celebrate the beauty of the physical book, we have created our own deluxe, leather bound collectible edition of treasured classic novels.
These editions have been designed by Oxford Exchange to offer an authentic, heritage feel, and there are currently nine books in the Oxford Exchange Library collection.
Oxford Exchange Library editions bring luxurious books back into the home library.
Introducing the Newest Edition:
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Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
Both a deeply compelling bestselling novel and an epic milestone of American literature.
Originally published in 1952 as the first novel by a then unknown author, it remained on the bestseller list for sixteen weeks, won the National Book Award for fiction, and established Ralph Ellison as one of the key writers of the century.
The book’s nameless narrator describes growing up in a black community in the South, attending a Black college from which he is expelled, moving to New York and becoming the chief spokesman of the Harlem branch of “the Brotherhood”, before retreating amid violence and confusion to the basement lair of the Invisible Man he imagines himself to be.
The book is a passionate and witty tour de force of style, strongly influenced by T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land, James Joyce, and Dostoevsky.
Throughout a career spanning 30 years, Geoffrey Zakarian has made his mark as a chef restaurateur known for his sophisticated taste and signature style. Zakarian is also an accomplished award winning author and Emmy nominated television personality. In addition to his status as a longtime favorite judge on Food Network’s Chopped and as an Iron Chef, Zakarian is a co-host on Food Network’s daytime series, The Kitchen, as well as the host of Food Network’s primetime hit, Cooks Vs. Cons.
The Oxford Exchange Zakarian Collection features signed & personalized books (an OE Exclusive), food, and cooking equipment from Geoffrey Zakarian, as well as seasonal selections that can only be found at Oxford Exchange.