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.

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.

Twitter: @WoodstockBooks

Saturday, 26 November 2016

The Albion Beatnik Bookshop, Jericho

Woodstock Poetry Festival is over but the Albion Beatnik Bookshop in Walton Street, Jericho, has a year-round programme of poetry readings, jazz and other events. If you haven't already discovered it, have a look  here. How he has the energy to put it all together I don't know - we are feeling pretty wiped out after our three days and he has events year-round!

Sunday, 13 November 2016

Woodstock Poetry Festival - looking back

This year's festival has come and gone - so many moments to remember:

Liz Lochhead opening the festival with ebullience and tenderness -

Alice Oswald standing in the darkened church and, in spite of the cold and the hornet in the microphone, delivering her poems steadily and bringing us all together;

Alice Oswald signing books in the church

The session with Vahni Capildeo, Gregory Leadbetter and Yousif Qasmiyeh gave a new outing to See How I Land

Jane Draycott's new book arrived BEFORE publication date and is wonderful -

She read with Penny Boxall (below) and Carrie Etter.

and Lemn Sissay performed poems from Gold from the Stone to an enthusiastic audience in a very chilly church -

Many thanks to everyone - poets and audience - who supported the festival. On to next year!