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.
Thursday, 22 October 2015
Don Paterson & Sarah Howe on TS Eliot Prize shortlist
The short list for this year’s TS Eliot Prize has just been announced, and two of the poets reading at this year's Woodstock Poetry Festival are among those chosen – Don Paterson and Sarah Howe. Judges were Kei Miller (also reading, with Don Paterson, on Friday 13 November), Ahren Warner and Pascale Petit (chair).
Here is the full short list:
Tracey Herd, Not in this World
Selima Hill, Jutland
Rebecca Perry, Beauty/Beauty – all published by Bloodaxe
Tim Liardet, The World Before Snow
Les Murray, Waiting for the Past – both published by Carcanet
Mark Doty, Deep Lane (Cape)
Sarah Howe, Loop of Jade (Chatto & Windus)
Sean O’Brien, The Beautiful Librarians (Picador)
Don Paterson, 40 Sonnets (Faber)
Claudia Rankine, Citizen: An American Lyric (Penguin)
Pascale Petit is chair of the judges, with Kei Miller and Ahren Warner.
Prize readings take place in London on 10 January – an extraordinary event, usually packed, in the Festival Hall.