I am always intrigued to see how we compare with other shops and lists at this list-making time of year, so for those of you who enjoy such things here is our list of the top 10 best sellers for the month leading up to Christmas:
The Hare With Amber Eyes
Twelve Days of Christmas
Twelve Poems for Christmas (edited by Carol Ann Duffy and published by the excellent Candlestick Press who have produced a great series of poetry pamphlets to send as cards)
Any Human Heart (always a strong seller here but boosted by the TV adaptation)
Shadow (the latest Michael Morpurgo)
Wait for Me! (The Duchess of Devonshire's memoirs)
Eric (the book by Shaun Tan taken from Tales From Outer Suburbia)
BBC National Short Story Award 2010
So - an eclectic collection. The Hare with Amber Eyes has just been named as winner of the Costa Biography Prize, see here.
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.