Patrick Gale (pictures above, signing books and chatting after his talk) gave such a good reading last night. He talked about how he writes, which is unusual - he lives with each character in turn, rather than writing the book consecutively. The structure of A Perfectly Good Man, his latest novel, is quite fascinating and I can't see how he manages to weave together the different characters and periods so seamlessly, into such a perfect whole. He has had very good reviews for this book - quite rightly. He is one of the most interesting writers, constantly experimenting with different ways of structuring and telling stories. To see a video of Patrick discussing the book click 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.
BOOK GROUPS AND BOOKSHOP TALKS
are both suspended during the pandemic. We hope to start again as soon as it is safe to do so.
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.
Wednesday, 7 March 2012
Martin Sixsmith's talk on Russia on Monday was sold out - the Methodist Church was packed with over a hundred people of all ages (as you can see from the photos above, where he is signing books after the talk. The young girls are studying Russian and even had a conversation with him in Russian). He started with some Russian jokes and then spoke very movingly of how writers and musicians coped during the events of the twentieth century. The book is fascinating, highly recommended.