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
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.
Saturday, 27 June 2009
Woodstock must have the most authors living in and within a ten-mile radius of the town of any small town in England. Well, I haven't explored this scientifically but it is astounding how many writers there are here. Harry lives in Woodstock, is a don at Lincoln College and when he's not teaching Oxford undergraduates classical history he writes bestselling novels. Last year Fire in the East was published by Penguin, the first in a series set in Ancient Rome called Warrior of Rome. His second novel, King of Kings, is published in July and we are delighted that he is coming to The Woodstock Bookshop on Thursday 16th July at 7.30 to give a talk about the books. This should be fascinating - not only is Harry a distinguished scholar but he is a gifted storyteller.