I opened the shop eight years ago today - it was a sunny bank holiday Saturday and many people from the town came in. They threw their arms open as they walked in and said, 'Welcome to Woodstock!' and by the end of the day we had a list of customer orders and it felt as if the shop had always been here.
A huge thank you to all the customers, publishers and writers who have supported the shop over the years. The writers have been many - see the list of speakers to the right. And the customers, too, have been many and very loyal. Several have become friends. There has even been a wedding.
Finally, thank you to the people who work here with me, who all do far more than you should.
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
The bookshop started and runs Woodstock Poetry Festival, a completely independent festival that has now been running for 7 years.
The Woodstock Literature Society also holds an excellent series of monthly talks - do visit their website for further details.