We had a great evening at Woodstock Town Hall on Friday 10th May to celebrate the shop's 5th birthday. Posy Simmonds gave a talk on 'Making Faces', showing us how she built up characters and then how she plans the comic strips and books. It was magical watching her draw on the screen - and extraordinary to see how much research and preparation goes into everything she does. The photos are slightly dark but give some idea of the atmosphere... We finished the evening with wine and chat - and my mother fainted, which led to a dramatic entry by two very efficient and yellow-clad paramedics from an ambulance - she is absolutely fine, thank goodness...
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.