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.
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.