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
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.

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.

Twitter: @WoodstockBooks

Saturday, 12 April 2014

An Introduction to Children's Picture Book Illustration with Mini Grey

If you came to hear author and illustrator Mini Grey talking in Stonesfield about her work - or if you have always wanted to try and create a children's picture book - you may be interested to know that Mini is running a three-day course this summer in Buckingham as part of a new summer school.

The course will be an informal exploration of ways to create children's picture books in words and pictures, from Wednesday 6th to Friday 8th August inclusive. For more information about Mini's course and the rest of the school see here.

Hermelin the Detective Mouse

The course should be excellent - Mini is a patient and hugely inspiring teacher and her work is outstanding - 

It’s extremely rare to find a brilliant illustrator who can tell a gripping, original tale so effortlessly. Like fine cheese, you feel Hermelin will only improve with age
Alex O'Connell, The Times



Thursday, 3 April 2014

British Gardens in Time

View towards the Italian Verona red marble fountain between the double borders in the Wall Garden in August at Nymans, West Sussex. Credit John Miller

Nymans, West Sussex - one of the gardens in BBC4's forthcoming 4-part series that tells the history of gardens and places them in their social and historical context by focusing on four gardens and the people who created them. Chris Beardshaw, one of the presenters, says ' This series is the perfect example of how it is possible to tell the story of not just gardens but of the social, industrial and political developments that have shaped, or themselves been shaped by, their external environment.'

Garden historian Katie Campbell has written a fascinating and beautifully illustrated book to accompany the series and will be giving an illustrated talk on British Gardens in Time in Woodstock Methodist Church on Tuesday 20 May at 7pm - tickets £5 from The Woodstock Bookshop, in aid of the building project at Woodstock Methodist Church.