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

Friday, 27 June 2014

Emma Chapman's Indie Bookshop Crawl comes to Woodstock

This summer author Emma Chapman is visiting as many independent bookshops as she can manage in a month, travelling from Land's End to St Andrews to promote her new book How to Be a Good Wife ('Brilliantly convincing...darkly fascinating' - Financial Times):

'I’m not ready to lose bookshops from our high streets. If we really think about it, I don’t think many of us are. It’s easy to shake our heads as yet another indie closes its doors, but are we really doing anything to prevent it? We continue to buy from online retailers, despite the fact that many indies offer next-day delivery. Amazon is able to discount books, often taking a loss which it makes up on other products. So perhaps we are saving one or two pounds on our book purchases—is that saving worth the loss of our local indies?
'I’m calling it #IndieBookCrawl. I’ll be tweeting (@emmajchapman) and “Facebooking” the journey and I’d love it if readers came along for the ride. You can pop down to a bookshop in person, or tweet your indie purchases during the month using the hashtag #indieBookCrawl. I’ll also be asking booksellers for their messages to readers.
'We make the purchasing decisions and hold the power to do something. Let’s make a stand and help out indies before it’s too late'
Emma will be calling in on The Woodstock Bookshop on Saturday 12 July - if you'd like to follow her progress, have a look at her blog here .

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