Mini Grey, the children's illustrator and author, is coming to give an informal reading of her latest books at The Oxfordshire Museum in the Coach House on Sunday 11th October at 3pm. Mini Grey is one of the best children's illustrators in the country. Her second book about Traction Man - Traction Man Meets Turbodog - comes out in paperback at the beginning of the month and she has also illustrated Jim, Hilaire Belloc's poem about Jim who ran off and was eaten by a lion -
When Nurse informed his Parents, they
Were more Concerned than I can say:—
His Mother, as She dried her eyes,
Said, “Well—it gives me no surprise,
He would not do as he was told!”
This is a family event - admission £2 per child, accompanying adults free - please ring the shop to book places. Unaccompanied adults also very welcome. If the weather is unseasonally balmy we will have the reading in the museum garden.
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 recent Independent's Top 50 UK Bookshops.
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 Woodstock Literature Society and Wootton Village Hall also hold excellent series of monthly talks - do visit their websites for further details.