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 Independent's Top 50 UK Bookshops.
BOOK GROUPS AND BOOKSHOP TALKS
are both suspended during the pandemic. We hope to start again as soon as it is safe to do so.
WOODSTOCK POETRY FESTIVAL
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.