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 recent 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 Woodstock Literature Society also holds an excellent series of monthly talks - do visit their website for further details.
Monday, 2 February 2009
I'm sitting at home watching the snow fall thickly outside and imagining how pretty Woodstock must look. We live up a steep narrow lane in Dean and in weather like this we just stay put. To my daughters' disgust, the teacher who drives them into Oxford has a four-wheel drive so was able to collect them this morning. And the village school is open, so the youngest stomped off down the drive to get a lift with a neighbour who also has a four-wheel drive. I am a coward in the snow, entirely lack frontier spirit. So, apologies to anyone who has an order waiting to be collected: I won't be coming in to the shop today.