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.
Wednesday, 4 June 2014
Nell Gifford in Woodstock
Nell spoke for almost an hour last night about how she came to start Giffords Circus. She stood in front of us, with no notes, and told her story. 'I held the jewel of my childhood up to my eye, and through it I saw ponies and a dressing up box and a tent, and that was Giffords Circus.' Not everyone has the courage or tenacity or luck to make their dream a reality. Nell has those and more. She is touring the Cotswolds with Giffords Circus all summer till 14th September and if you haven't seen it yet do go - dreams such as hers need supporting.
In the picture below, she's signing books following her Woodstock talk.