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.

BOOKSHOP TALKS
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 and Wootton Village Hall also hold excellent series of monthly talks - do visit their websites for further details.

Twitter: @WoodstockBooks

Thursday, 14 October 2010

Humour

We held a meeting of the shop book group last night at which we discussed Muriel Spark's A Far Cry from Kensington. A few people couldn't quite see the point of it but most found it hilarious. Spark writes with a very light wit which led to a good discussion about humour in fiction. I have one customer who asks each time she comes in whether there isn't something funny she could read and my mind always goes totally blank. We came up with a few titles as a group and mused on the recent discussion of humour following Howard Jacobson's Booker win. There is an interesting article here by Frances Wilson, one of the Booker judges.

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