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.
Tuesday, 3 July 2012
Independent Booksellers' Week
We had a great talk from Robert Macfarlane to launch Independent Booksellers' Week on Saturday (see Merle, above, who works in the shop, gamely wearing the tee-shirt supplied by Nielsen's to promote the week - and Robert, top, chatting to the long queue of people waiting to have their books signed). Robert spoke about The Wild Places, and how his walks in Dorset with Roger Deakin had influenced him (Deakin, who died a year or so ago, was the author of Waterlog, a swim round Britain, and Notes From Walnut Tree Farm) . He read from different sections of The Old Ways - this is Radio 4's Book of the Week so you can have some idea of what we enjoyed, though it is not read by the author.