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.
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.
Tuesday, 12 April 2011
Orange Prize Shortlist
The shortlist is announced today - we tried to predict what it would be and got it half right... Room, Emma Donoghue; The Tiger's Wife, Tea Obreht; Great House, Nicole Krauss; Grace Williams Says it Loud, Emma Henderson; The Memory of Love, Aminatta Forna ; Annabel, Kathleen Winter. Quite strange that A Visit From the Goon Squad wasn't on the list, as it recently won the National Book Award in America. Of the ones I have read, I think Room should win. It is very well written and quite brilliant. But I must read the others too.