We have rearranged Julia Blackburn's talk about Threads: The Delicate Life of John Craske for Wednesday 24 June. It will start at 7pm and is being held upstairs in the splendid Assembly Room at Woodstock Town Hall.
Threads is a very special book - if you liked The Hare with Amber Eyes, The Music Room, H is for Hawk or Other People's Countries you may well love it. It's the sort of book, like those, that is beautifully written, quirky and slightly uncategorisable - and all the better for that. For some recent reviews see here, and here, and here and, finally, here
We are also celebrating the start of our eighth year so the talk will mark the continued existence of The Woodstock Bookshop - it is taking place during Independent Booksellers' Week, which seems appropriate. Do come and join us - entry is £5 and wine will be served...
The Town Hall itself is a particularly suitable venue for this talk as it has seventeen wall hangings recording the history of Woodstock from the tenth to the twentieth centuries, designed to fit the Assembly Room. They were made by the Woodstock Broderers. a community textile group. Each panel was created in the design, colours and needlework style of its own period - the one below shows the Town Hall itself, built in 1766. The three huge upstairs windows are in the Assembly Room.
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 soon.
The Woodstock Literature Society also holds an excellent series of monthly talks - do visit their website for further details.