Welcome to The Woodstock Bookshop

The shop opened in May 2008 and is on the main road in Woodstock, just next to the bus stop. We can supply most books to order by the next day and have several thousand books in stock: to order books ring or email the shop. We have a large selection of children's books and are happy to advise and recommend. We can also supply second-hand and out-of-print titles. We offer discounts for school orders and for book clubs and have a free local delivery service.

We were on the regional shortlist for Independent Bookshop of the Year in 2009, 2013 and 2017, and listed in the Independent's Top 50 UK Bookshops.

Two monthly book groups take place at the bookshop - a poetry group, initially formed to read collections submitted for the annual T S Eliot Prize and now following a slightly wider brief; and a book group focusing more on fiction. Both are open to everyone but occasionally space is limited - please contact us for details.

We hold a series of informal talks and readings throughout the year. If you buy any book at the talk the cost of the ticket will be deducted. Please ring or email to book a place - early booking advisable.

The bookshop started and runs Woodstock Poetry Festival, a completely independent festival that has now been running for 8 years.

The Woodstock Literature Society also holds an excellent series of monthly talks - do visit their website for further details.

Twitter: @WoodstockBooks

Friday, 23 April 2021

Bank holiday weekend

 We are currently shut on Sundays but will be open on Monday 3rd May from 1-4.30.

Wednesday, 14 April 2021

We are open again!

 We are now open 9.30 to 5.30 Monday to Saturday, and you are very welcome to come in and browse. We are not, for the moment, opening on Sundays. It is great to be able to welcome customers back into the shop. There are some excellent books that have appeared in the past year, so do take your time and have a look through them.

We are still limited to two customers at a time, and there is a hand sanitising table at the door. Please wear a face covering...

Tuesday, 30 March 2021

Easter hours and reopening

The bookshop is open for collections only until 12th April, 2-4 Wednesday to Saturday. You can order by phone or email and pay with a card or online. We are also happy to deliver if you would rather not leave your house.

The shop will be shut for the Easter weekend, Friday 2 April till Tuesday 6 April inclusive.

We look forward to welcoming you back into the bookshop on Monday 12th April when you will be able to browse again!

Thursday, 5 November 2020

Hours for Christmas and the New Year

The bookshop will shut for a short holiday at 4pm on Christmas Eve. We had hoped to reopen on 29th December but this is no longer possible, due to covid Tier 4 restrictions. Instead, we are taking a break till the week of January 4th and will then be back in the shop every week on Wednesday to Saturday, from 2 till 4, when we will offer an ordering/collection/delivery service. Please ring and leave a message if you have an order or would like to arrange collection or delivery - 01993 812760 - or email us at info@woodstockbookshop.co.uk.

If you live further away but would like to support The Woodstock Bookshop rather than an online one that does not pay taxes and undercuts independent booksellers, you can help us by ordering through the Bookshop.org, link below:


Many thanks for your support during this time - and best wishes for 2021.

Saturday, 5 September 2020

Back in the bookshop

We are now back in the bookshop, from 10.30-4.30 every day except Sunday. It is very good to be here again and we are immensely grateful to the many customers who have supported the bookshop during the past five months by ordering books from us. It has made a huge difference to our finances and our well-being.  

We look forward to seeing you again and to introducing you to some of the many excellent new books being published this autumn. James Rebanks has a new book out, English Pastoral - and there is a novel from Marilynne Robinson, always cause for celebration. Natasha Farrant has just published a great story for children aged 8-12, Voyage of the Sparrowhawk, there is a new Julia Donaldson... Too many new books to list separately but plenty to browse through - we have hand sanitiser at the door and hope you will come and see what books have appeared since March.

Saturday, 20 June 2020

Phone problems

I apologise if you have tried to ring the bookshop recently. We have problems with our phone line and the only way to contact us at the moment is by email: info@woodstockbookshop.co.uk. We will not have our phone line back till the second week of July but everything else is working and we are able to order books for you. We are also in the bookshop on Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons between 2 and 4 pm if you prefer to talk to us in person rather than email.

Monday, 16 March 2020

We are now able to take orders!

This week I have started going in to the bookshop on Monday Wednesday and Friday afternoons from 2-4 pm to answer the phone and take orders and queries. I am once again able to order books, although delivery is slower than usual. If there is anything you would like, do email any time or ring between the times above. I will ring or email once the book arrives and arrange payment and delivery or collection. I am happy to deliver in and around Woodstock, and today delivered a couple of parcels to Wootton stores for people in the village to collect.
New titles are beginning to appear in the shop - there is a new Anne Tyler, for example! And Maggie O'Farrell's Hamnet, which is sadly very topical.

Many thanks for your friendship and support, and I look forward to seeing you in the not too distant future.