A very nice piece here about the bookshop in yesterday's Oxford Mail for Independent Booksellers' Week. We've had a sale all week which has been fun and brought new people in to the shop - and on Thursday Tim Butcher came and gave an excellent talk about The Trigger, his book about the young assassin whose actions were the pretext for the start of the First World War. He had some great photographs - I particularly loved the ones of the vast landscape of mountains and valleys he crossed following Princip's steps through Bosnia to Belgrade and Sarajevo. He brought Princip alive for us.
The evening owed more than usual to the support of our customers, as one of them had popped in to the shop a few weeks ago and suggested we invite Tim who is a friend of her son's. She offered to contact him for me and she sent out encouraging emails to all her friends, and the result was Tim Butcher, a full church, a very attentive and interested audience, and a hugely enjoyable evening. Thank you, Ros!
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
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.