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.

are both suspended during the pandemic. We hope to start again as soon as it is safe to do so.

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

Friday, 25 October 2013

David Constantine, Sasha Dugdale & Olivia McCannon

Reading together on Sunday 17 November at 6.30pm in Woodstock Methodist Church - tickets must be booked in advance through The Woodstock Bookshop and cost £5 each - or buy any of their books from us and have free entry.

David Constantine


David Constantine has published ten books of poetry, two short story collections, a novel and several translations including Goethe's Faust for Penguin Classics. His most recent poetry collection is Nine Fathom Deep. He was co-editor of Modern Poetry in Translation from 2004-2013. This year his collection of short stories, Tea at the Midland and Other Stories, won the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award - he is the first English writer to win the award. He is a fellow of the Queen's College, Oxford.

Sasha Dugdale

Sasha Dugdale has taken over from David Constantine as editor of Modern Poetry in Translation. She has been a translator and consultant for the Royal Court Theatre and other theatre companies - Plasticine, her translation of Vassily Sigarev, won the Evening Standard Award for Most Promising Playwright. She has published two collections of Russian poetry and three collections of her own poems - most recently Red House.

Olivia McCannon


Olivia McCannon's first collection, Exactly My Own Length, was shortlisted for the Seamus Heaney Centre prize and won the 2012 Fenton Aldeburgh First Collection Prize. 

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