We are very lucky in Oxfordshire: we have the world expert on cheese living on our doorstep. We are particularly fortunate in Woodstock because Juliet Harbutt, world cheese expert and author, will be talking about the magic, myths and making of cheese at Hampers on Saturday 28th November at 5 pm. Find out how to look after your cheeses, create the perfect cheeseboard and enjoy a cheese tasting with a glass of wine. Juliet will also be signing copies of her recently published World Book of Cheese - the perfect gift for the cheese-lover in your life - and the event will end just in time for you to walk along to the town square where the Christmas lights will be turned on at 6pm with choirs, chestnuts, mulled wine, soup...
Tickets £4 (to include a glass of wine and cheese-tasting) from The Woodstock Bookshop. Please book in advance.
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.