Oxbow Books

Publisher Profile

Oxbow Books was founded in 1983 by David Brown, and started life in a shed in the garden of St Cross College, Oxford. The company quickly outgrew the shed, and moved to more spacious premises where the number of books grew and grew, as did the number of staff. In the mid-1980s an office was established in North America, which became the David Brown Book Company and later Casemate Academic, now a major academic book distributor.

Oxbow Books operates in three areas, all of which it has been involved in from the outset; retail bookselling, through our mail-order catalogues (the well-known Oxbow Book News) and website; publishing, and distribution. In 2011 the company was bought by Casemate Publishing. Its aims remain the same; to produce high-quality publications, provide our customers with the best information on the books in our field, and a single source of supply.

Now publishing around 80 books a year Oxbow Books has become a leading publisher in the field of archaeology.  

In 2013 the company celebrated its 30th anniversary.

Main Contacts

Martin Ashworth
Academic & Specialist Sales Manager, UK, Europe, ROW
Casemate Group
Oxbow Books, Casemate UK, Casemate Art 
The Old Music Hall, 106-108 Cowley Road, Oxford OX4 1JE
Direct Line +44 (0) 1865 207006
Mobile +44 (0) 7833 226558 
Fax +44 (0) 1865 794449

Marston Book Services Ltd.
Unit 160 Eastern Avenue
Milton Park
Abingdon, Oxfordshire 
OX14 4SB
Sue Wigley
Team Leader
Export Customer Services
Tel: 01235 465527
Fax: 01235 465555
Email: export.orders@marston.co.uk

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