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.

are both suspended during the pandemic. We hope to start again as soon as it is safe to do so.

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.

Twitter: @WoodstockBooks

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Lila - Marilynne Robinson

I am surprised that Lila, the latest novel by Marilynne Robinson, is not on the Booker list this year. It comes out here in October and is a wonderful novel, every bit as good as Gilead and Home, or even better. It is so beautifully written and Lila herself is such an extraordinary character. I love the way the relationship between her and Ames is shown, the way the narrative weaves her life into being, backwards and forwards in time but, like a shuttle, always adding something slightly different and new, never repetitive. Look out for it!

Marilynne Robinson is talking about Lila at the Sheldonian on November 12 - tickets from Blackwells: 01865 333623 email: events.oxford@blackwell.co.uk

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