Oakleaf Books

Scope and Content

Material relating to Oakleaf Books

Administrative / Biographical History

Oakleaf Books was a radical bookshop and co-operative based in Milton Keynes. It sold general fiction, childrens, cultural and political books, magazines, badges, information, ran bookstalls, and sold to schools and unions. The bookshop was a member of the Federation of Radical Booksellers. Opened in the 1970s the shop closed in 1985.

Access Information

Open for consultation

Acquisition Information

In October 2017, the National Co-operative Archive published a call-out for historic materials within the wider worker co-op community for Working Together , an Heritage Lottery Funded project seeking to record and preserve the heritage of the worker co-operative moment. This material was deposited by a member of Oakleaf in response to this call out.

Separated Material

11 boxes of material relating to Oakleaf is available at Buckinghamshire County Archive. Accession ref: SJM/RO/1/3

Related Material

Interview with Andrew Bibby, member of Oakleaf Books, available to consult at the National Co-operative Archive.