The Woodstock Literature Society is organising a talk by Salley Vickers on Tuesday 14th June at 8pm in the Church of St Mary Magdalene, Woodstock. Salley Vickers is perhaps best known for Miss Garnet's Angel, her first novel. She has written five other novels and, most recently, Aphrodite's Hat, a collection of short stories.
Tickets for visitors are £8.00 and can be purchased from The Woodstock Bookshop, or by post from Stephanie Bliss, email: blisses@waitrose. Tickets can be reserved by phone and collected at the door if more convenient.
The society is also offering a great deal on half-year membership this year: a ticket for the Vickers talk plus membership for the four autumn lectures will cost just £16.00 compared to £28 if purchased as separate guest tickets. Details of the programme can be found 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
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.