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 recent Independent's Top 50 UK Bookshops.

BOOK GROUPS
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.

BOOKSHOP TALKS
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 Woodstock Literature Society also holds an excellent series of monthly talks - do visit their website for further details.

Twitter: @WoodstockBooks

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Booker Shortlist 2013

The Booker judges, chaired by Robert Macfarlane, have produced their shortlist:
The Luminaries - Eleanor Catton
We Need New Names - NoViolet Bulawayo
Harvest - Jim Crace
The Lowland - Jhumpa Lahiri
A Tale for the Time Being - Ruth Ozeki
The Testament of Mary - Colm Toibin

The winner will be announced on 15 October.
I have no idea who will win - it's an interesting list and I haven't read them all yet. I thought Colm Toibin's book was very good - unusual, tightly and lyrically written, very condensed. We have them all in stock...

1 comment:

judimoore said...

Yesterday evening's 'Newsnight' Arts strand about the shortlisted 6 was very interesting, I thought. What with Colm Toibin and Kindle originals it looks as though the novella may be making a comeback? What do others think?