We had such a full house on wednesday. 75 people poured into The Woodstock Arms, in spite of the rain and the wind and Daljit Nagra and Jo Shapcott read so well. Unfortunately I was by the door welcoming people and selling books, so I didn't take a photo of them from the front. Here is something taken, I think, by the barman while Daljit was reading, which gives an idea of the atmosphere.
There is clearly an audience in Woodstock for poetry which is a good thing because we are currently organising a poetry weekend for October 9-11 - details will be posted here as soon as they are finalised.
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.
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 Woodstock Literature Society also holds an excellent series of monthly talks - do visit their website for further details.