The shortlist below will all be for sale here at 10% discount until June 14th when Alexandra Shulman (one of the four judges this year) is coming to discuss choosing the winner. I would like as many of the audience as possible to have read at least one of the books - just think how many the judges had to read! It's a brilliant list so there's no hardship involved. Here they are, in no particular order:
The Lacuna Barbara Kingsolver
Black Water Rising Attica Locke
Wolf Hall Hilary Mantel
A Gate at the Stairs Lorrie Moore
The White Woman on the Green Bicycle Monique Roffey
The Very Thought of You Rosie Alison
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.