The shop will be shut this coming Tuesday for stocktaking - rather an undertaking, with over 5000 books. But we will have zappers and it should be possible to do the shop in a day. If you see three rather glassy-eyed figures stumbling into the pub at lunchtime for a break that will be us!
We should be open as normal the following day, zappers permitting.
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.
Monday, 22 April 2013
The talk on May 10th by Posy Simmonds at Woodstock Town Hall is now full - we have a waiting list, so if you meant to book and haven't got round to it, it may be worth putting your name down. People do have to cancel at the last minute for all sorts of reasons...
Thursday, 4 April 2013
Very sad news about Iain Banks, who has recently discovered he has terminal cancer. I saw him at a First Story event in Oxford last year, where he gave a short and hilarious talk about writing, full of wit and energy. There is a wonderful article about him by Val McDermid here.