Put aside two dates early next term - we are holding family workshops in the Coach House at the Oxfordshire Museum in Woodstock on Sundays 26 September and 3 October at 3pm. Both will last around an hour. This is in collaboration with Creative Art Gallery who are holding an exhibition of children's book illustrations ('Art You Grew Up With' - 100 years of illustration and animation) from 9th October to 7th November.
Sunday 26 September, Katie Cleminson
Katie is a writer and illustrator - she won the Best Emerging Illustrator Award at the Booktrust Early Years Awards 2009 with her first book Box of Tricks. Her latest book is Wake Up! Join Katie for a family workshop for children aged 3-7 and their parents at the Oxfordshire Museum in Woodstock at 3pm - learn how to draw bears, elephants, dancing rabbits and more...
Sunday 3 October, Sue Heap
Sue Heap is one of our best illustrators. Author of many books for young children, among them the wonderful Cowboy Baby, she has also worked as an illustrator with Nick Sharratt. Join Sue for a family drawing session to celebrate The Big Draw. All ages welcome, particularly 5-11: everyone will be drawing together...
Places for both days must be booked in advance through The Woodstock Bookshop: children £3, accompanying adults free.
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.