I was very impressed by the standard of entries for the competition we've been running alongside the Carnegie/Greenaway awards. Woodstock and Wootton primary schools both entered and their work has lit up the window all week. Very hard to choose just one winner but it has to be Tom Samson for his extraordinary picture of Savage. I will try to add the image soon so you can see it. Runners up are Alfie Sherlock from Woodstock Primary School and George Parker, Calla Cambrey, Chloe Flack and Megan Dyer all from Wootton-by-Woodstock Primary School.
The winner of the Carnegie Medal this year is Siobhan Dowd for Bog Child: sadly she is not alive to receive the prize - she has left us some fine children's books. The Greenaway Medal goes to Catherine Rayner for Harris Finds his Feet, a charmingly illustrated book about a little hare's relationship with his grandad and his growing independence.
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.
WOODSTOCK POETRY FESTIVAL
This year (November 9-11) is the 7th Woodstock Poetry Festival - organised entirely by the bookshop. Full details soon.
The Woodstock Literature Society also holds an excellent series of monthly talks - do visit their website for further details.