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 soon.

The Woodstock Literature Society also holds an excellent series of monthly talks - do visit their website for further details.

Twitter: @WoodstockBooks

Thursday, 12 March 2015

Independent Foreign Fiction Prize shortlist

The shortlist of translated books has recently been announced for the Independent Foreign Fiction prize this year, among them By Night the Mountain Burns by Juan Tomas Avila Laurel, published by the small independent publisher & Other Stories. We chose the book as one of the shop book group's choices and everyone loved it.

Shortlist

By Night the Mountain Burns  

By Night the Mountain Burns

Juan Tomás Ávila Laurel 
Translated by Jethro Soutar
And Other Stories

In the Beginning Was the Sea   

In the Beginning Was the Sea

Tomás González
Translated by Frank Wynne
Pushkin Press

The End of Days  

The End of Days

Jenny Erpenbeck
Translated by Susan Bernofsky
Portobello Books

While the Gods Were Sleeping

Erwin Mortier
Translated by Paul Vincent
Pushkin Press

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