On Tuesday 24th November Susan Hill is coming to speak at the Methodist Church just across the road from the bookshop. She will be talking about her new book, Howard's End is on the Landing, about a year spent away from bookshops and the internet reacquainting herself with the books already on her shelves. As a bookseller I have to admit I viewed the project with a certain lack of enthusiasm! But the book itself is an intriguing blend of thoughts and memories and this is a wonderful opportunity to meet one of our very best writers. I know of few better books about the First World War than Strange Meeting - and have you read The Woman in Black or The Beacon? Or her Simon Serailler crime novels? Tickets are available from the shop, £4 each - advance booking essential.
We are very grateful to the Methodists for allowing us to hire the church for the evening. We expanded into the Methodist Church for the talk by Patrick Gale last month and thought it made a very good venue. The church is much more spacious than the shop but still feels intimate. The chairs are extremely comfortable and a huge plus for me is that I don't have to carry them up and down the road!
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.