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
This year (November 9-11) is the 7th Woodstock Poetry Festival - organised entirely by the bookshop. Full details below.
The Woodstock Literature Society also holds an excellent series of monthly talks - do visit their website for further details.
Tuesday, 18 March 2014
Rooftoppers on Carnegie shortlist
The Csarnegie and Greenaway shortlists have just been published - see here.
We are huge fans of Katherine Rundell and her two books, Girl Savage and Rooftoppers (see my earlier post about her). Rooftoppers has not only just won the Blue Peter Prize but is now shortlisted for the Carnegie award. It is so well written, so imaginative - and can be given with confidence to anyone over about 9 of either sex. (I include adults - and would like to stress that the age recommendation is a guide rather than a limit). Congratulations to Katherine - and to Faber, for publishing such a fabulous book in a cover that is neither pink nor blue but a design that draws in male and female readers (see below).
Faber are also the publishers of the outstanding Hog in the Fog by poet Julia Copus (who read at our last Poetry Festival). The text is particularly good, as you would expect from a poet. It rhymes, it scans,it flows apparently effortlessly. I haven't read it to a child yet but reading it aloud in the shop I can imagine the delight and the joint reading that would take place:
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