On Saturday May 28 at 1.30 we are holding a very unusual event: Henning Mankell, author of the Wallander series of detective novels, will be discussing Faceless Killers for the BBC World Book Club, introduced by Harriet Gilbertt. He will also be signing copies of his books afterwards, including the final Wallender mystery The Troubled Man. This is a very rare chance to meet Henning Mankell as he spends most of his time in Maputo and Sweden. The discussion will take place at St Mary Magdalene Church in Woodstock. Tickets are £4 and must be booked in advance from The Woodstock Bookshop: 01993 812760. We will not admit people unless they have booked a place in advance.
Henning Mankell will be interviewed by Harriet Gilbertt who runs the BBC World Service Book Club. As this is a book group discussion, one book will be discussed - Faceless Killers. When we first sent out publicity for this event the book to be discussed was announced as Before the Frost - please note that it has been changed to Faceless Killers.
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
The bookshop started and runs Woodstock Poetry Festival, a completely independent festival that has now been running for 8 years.
The Woodstock Literature Society also holds an excellent series of monthly talks - do visit their website for further details.