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.

are both suspended during the pandemic. We hope to start again as soon as it is safe to do so.

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

Wednesday, 5 November 2008

Bernard O'Donoghue

Bernard came to the shop yesterday evening to read some of the poems from his Selected Poems - published by Faber earlier this year. He reads so well, with a slight Irish accent still after all these years of living in England. It was a great pleasure to listen to him and as usual the shop was full - I had borrowed more chairs than usual from Hampers, and that seemed to work very well.
I am very grateful to Hampers - they have lent me chairs for each event and it would be difficult to hold the events here without their chairs, as I don't have room in the office to store anything. The Marlborough Arms lends me glasses - there is great solidarity and support amongst Woodstock traders...

1 comment:

Pseu said...

I missed this, but a friend came and really enjoyed the evening.