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

Saturday, 25 July 2009

Patrick Gale

Patrick Gale, whose Notes From an Exhibition has been such a huge success, is coming to talk at the shop on Monday 12th October at 7.30pm. Tickets are £4 and should be booked in advance at the shop; the £4 is refundable if you buy a copy of any of Patrick's books on the night including of course his new collection of short stories, Gentleman's Relish, which is published by 4th Estate at the beginning of October. For more information on his life and books see his website.

Friday, 24 July 2009

Woodstock Festival Speakers

We are holding two talks in the shop this year as part of The Independent Woodstock Literary Festival. Tickets for these are now available from tickets oxford.
On Thursday 17 September at 7.30pm, Jeremy Mynott is speaking about Birdscapes, Birds in our Imagination and Experience. Jeremy Mynott is the former chief executive of Cambridge University Press and this book is a wonderful meditation on birds and our relationship with them.
On Saturday 19 September at 7pm the historian Tracy Borman will speak about her forthcoming book Elizabeth's Women, which explores Elizabeth's relationships with the women in her life: advance copies of the book will be available. Tracy's previous book is Henrietta Howard: King's Mistress, Queen's Servant.

Thursday, 23 July 2009

Autumn Talks

I will post the list of Autumn talks very soon: there is a very enticing list of speakers! I have decided, reluctantly, to charge for the talks. Space is limited and occasionally people have booked and then not turned up which is a great shame for the people who have tried to book and been turned down. So from September all talks will be £4, payable in advance, but if you buy a book at the talk £4 will be deducted from the price. Wine and juice will be served.

Saturday, 11 July 2009

The Independent Woodstock Literary Festival

Dates for the festival this year are 16-20 September and details will be available soon. See here for information.

Wednesday, 1 July 2009

Alice in Woodstock

The sun shone (just) on Sunday, as we gathered in the Oxfordshire Museum gardens to listen to storyteller Adam Guillain retell Alice in Wonderland. We all sat on benches and lounged on rugs under the big tree. This was a lovely event with an audience of all ages and Adam retold Alice with his usual flair and humour. Keen Alice lovers should visit The Story Museum to see what events are planned in and around Oxford for Alice's Day on Saturday 4th July.