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

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Sex & Stravinsky

Tonight's talk by Barbara Trapido will be held across the road in the Methodist Church.

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Discuss the Orange shortlist with the editor of Vogue

The shortlist below will all be for sale here at 10% discount until June 14th when Alexandra Shulman (one of the four judges this year) is coming to discuss choosing the winner. I would like as many of the audience as possible to have read at least one of the books - just think how many the judges had to read! It's a brilliant list so there's no hardship involved. Here they are, in no particular order:

The Lacuna Barbara Kingsolver
Black Water Rising Attica Locke
Wolf Hall Hilary Mantel
A Gate at the Stairs Lorrie Moore
The White Woman on the Green Bicycle Monique Roffey
The Very Thought of You Rosie Alison

Saturday, 8 May 2010

Woodstock and the Royal Park

This is the title of a forthcoming book published to mark the 900th anniversary of the enclosing of Woodstock park. The book is a fascinating history of Woodstock, Blenheim and the seven surrounding demesne villages and will be availably shortly at £14.95. I am collecting a list of orders...

Robert Sackville-West

Robert Sackville-West is coming here on Tuesday 29 June at 7.30 to talk about his recent book Inheritance: The Story of Knole and the Sackvilles. Robert is the 13th generation of Sackvilles to live at Knole - he inherited the title when his uncle died and he lives at Knole (now owned by the National Trust) with his wife and family.

Knole was purchased in 1604 by Thomas Sackville. It is set in a deer park just outside Sevenoaks in Kent, a vast rambling house more like a huge Oxford college than a manor house. Knole is perhaps most famous now for its connections with Vita Sackville West and Virginia Woolf - Virginia Woolf wrote Orlando for Vita and the book starts and ends at Knole. Vita described the Sackvilles as 'a race too prodigal, too amorous, too weak, too indolent and too melancholy; a rotten lot, and nearly all stark staring mad'. Robert seems to have escaped the general Sackville condition and his book draws on unpublished letters, archives and images, weaving a wonderful story of Knole and the Sackvilles throughout four hundred years.