We are hosting an evening with Christopher Reid and Oliver Reynolds at 6pm on Sunday October 10th at The Woodstock Arms, 8 Market Street, Woodstock.
Christopher Reid will be reading from A Scattering, his collection of poems written as a tribute to his wife. A Scattering won the Costa Book of the Year in 2009: 'Austere and beautiful and moving: we regard it as a masterwork by a man who for sad reasons has met artistically his moment. We would immediately give it to friends, whether they were suffering bereavement or not' - Josephine Hart, Chair of the Costa judges 2009; 'It is a collection that defies criticism in two ways - first, because it feels wrong to pick over such poignant elegies, and also, because so many of these poems are impossible to fault' - Tom Payne, Daily Telegraph.
Oliver Reynolds has had four volumes of poetry published by Faber and will be reading from Hodge, his forthcoming collection.
Hodge and A Scattering are both published by Arete, Craig Raine's Oxford-based publishing company.
Tickets are £4 each and must be booked in advance from The Woodstock Bookshop, 01993 812760.
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.