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.

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

Friday, 27 November 2009

Sue Heap presenting prizes

Here are the winners of the recent illustration competition being given their prizes by author and illustrator Sue Heap. The standard of entries was very high and it was hard to choose the three winning pictures but we agreed unanimously - the winner was Louisa McDonald, seen here holding her picture from The Return of the Killer Cat. Second prize went to Rachel Fry and third to Henry Chesterman - all pictured above with Sue during the prize-giving at the shop on Wednesday.
I have just come across a very nice article by Susan Hill on independent bookshops - see here. Regular visitors to The Woodstock Bookshop will recognise the bits that relate to the shop.

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