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 below.
The Woodstock Literature Society also holds an excellent series of monthly talks - do visit their website for further details.
Wednesday, 12 August 2015
Patrick Gale - A Place Called Winter
Patrick Gale is coming to the Blenheim Palace Literary Festival on Friday 25 September at 6pm. He will be speaking in St Mary Magdalene Church - tickets are £12, or £10.80 for holders of a Blenheim Palace annual pass and can be bought either through the festival website here or by phone, email or in person from The Woodstock Bookshop.
Patrick Gale has spoken here twice before and is an excellent and very engaging speaker. A Place Called Winter is partly based on the life of his great grandfather and tells the story of a man finding a new life in a new land: 'his most powerfully moving novel yet' - Paul Burston, Independent