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

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Other People's Countries shortlisted for Duff Cooper Prize

As a regular reader of this blog you might realise we are huge fans of Patrick McGuinness's book Other People's Countries. We have mentioned it a few times. It is our book of the year, without a doubt. So it's very good to see a few discerning people out there agreeing with us and to learn that the book has been shortlisted for the Duff Cooper Prize. The shortlist is excellent -

Duff Cooper Prize Shortlist 2014

The Pol Roger Duff Cooper Prize celebrates the best in non-fiction writing. The first award was made in 1956, and it has been given annually ever since. The winner will be announced on 19 February.

George Prochnik: The Impossible Exile: Stefan Zweig at the End of the World
Helen Macdonald: H is for Hawk
Henry Marsh: Do No Harm: Stories of Life, Death and Brain Surgery
Jenny Uglow: In These Times: Living in Britain through Napoleon's Wars
Marion Coutts: The Iceberg: A Memoir
Patrick McGuinness: Other People's Countries: A Journey into Memory

- for us, for the quality of the writing and the quirkiness of the concept and its humanity and humour, Other People's Countries is something very remarkable. To hear Patrick talking about the book see here.

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