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.

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.

Twitter: @WoodstockBooks

Saturday, 24 March 2012

Patrick Gale

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

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