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.
Tuesday, 23 June 2009
Yes, Dogs at The Woodstock Bookshop!
Well, it was a howling success (excuse the pun) - and here we are after the talk to prove we made it! Helen is on the left, with Pythius-Peacocke, then a couple of people lurking in the doorway and me looking delighted that it's over with everyone in one piece and nobody bitten or trodden on. There were 20 humans and 6 dogs in all, making an audience of more or less the usual size for talks at the shop.
The first picture shows one of the smaller dogs sitting patiently on the infant-sized wooden chair in front of the fiction section - a model member of the audience...
Helen gave a short and humorous account of some of her research and signed copies of Paws Under the Table - then everyone trotted off for a Woodstock walk finishing at The Woodstock Arms where the promised nibbles were superb.